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PHB Licensed Practical Nurse - Surgical

Responsibilities:

Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS BROOKVILLE policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

Uses the nursing process in the delivery of care by implementing appropriate nursing care to meet patient needs; identifying patient care situations, and promptly reporting to the Registered Nurse.

Uses the nursing process in the delivery of care by administering medications, monitoring effectiveness, and taking appropriate action as needed in accordance with policies and procedures.

Proficient in starting and managing IV administration.

Consults with the Registered Nurse and accesses the medical record for pertinent patient information.

Follows the established plan of care.

Assists with patient teaching and discharge planning by assisting in preparing the patient and significant others for appropriate home management and the follow up plan of care.

Participates in the development of new staff by actively orienting new staff in areas such as cultural and social integration.

Achieves educational credits to meet hospital requirements.

Shares information obtained at education conferences to staff members.

Participates in implementing departmental initiatives.

Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication.

Assures environment of safety for patient, significant others, and co-workers.

Informs RN / Nurse Manager/ Nursing Supervisor, of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate.

Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues.

General duties as directed.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accepted School of Nursing required.
  • Current Pennsylvania Practical Nurse Licensure, or Temporary Practice Permit required
  • Previous experience in the Health Care Field preferred
  • Current CPR Certification required or must obtain within 6 months of start
  • Acute care experience preferred


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