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PHB Licensed Practical Nurse - Surgical

Overview
We at Penn Highland Brookville (PHB), in affilation with Penn Highlands Healthcare, are very proud of our record in both cost effectiveness and innovation. As our 34 plus bed hospital evolves to meet today's ever- changing health care needs, the main focus remains on the patient and PHB's role in the community. The hospital has experienced enormous changes since its founding in 1919. Today, technological changes in health care are occurring at an even faster rate. While the hospital has kept pace with these rapid changes, its strength lies in the personalized healthcare given by the PHB family, which includes the physicians, employees, and board of directors.
To fulfill this mission and vision, we focus on bringing together talented healthcare professionals who believe that the best way to treat patients is to offer individualized medical care in an environment that is friendly, personalized, and close to home. In order to serve our patients in this manner, we are actively recruiting individuals who want to work in this type of environment.
The Licensed Practical Nurse, under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse, and the Nurse Manager, and within the scope of their practice, will provide nursing care and will perform appropriate segments of the prescribed medical regime for an assigned group of patients, and effectively interact with patients, significant others, and other health care team members, while maintaining standards of Practical Nursing.
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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