Weekend Option (Day)
CC013130 3H Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) collects patient /family information that assists the Registered Nurse in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The LPN provides safe, effective care for assigned patients with the assistance and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Completion of an approved program per state's requirements.
Required Work Experience:
Related Field - 1 year of experience
Recommended Work Experience:
Licensed Practical Nurse - Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN)
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs patient/family data collection to facilitate the identification of clinical, educational, psychosocial, and cultural needs per ACH policy and procedure.
Communicates pertinent patient/family data and observation information to appropriate health team members.
Contributes to patient plan of care based on clinical, educational, psychosocial and cultural needs.
Plans prioritizes, and organizes patient care tasks to ensure time and resource utilization.
Recognizes the need to resource other health care team members to plan patient care needs.
Completes routine patient care tasks and medication administration in a safe, efficient and timely manner.
Individualizes nursing interventions to meet identified patient/family clinical, educational, psychosocial and cultural needs.
Recognizes emergency situations and intervenes appropriately.
Demonstrates the ability to learn, perform and maintain competencies needed for assigned unit.
Modifies nursing interventions to meet changing patient needs in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.
Documents patient care according to department policy.
Modifies and reassesses patient plan of care in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.
Practices cost effective use of supplies.
Utilizes available communication tools (e-mail, staff meetings, and bulletin boards) to remain informed.
Delegates' appropriate tasks to non licensed personnel and ensures completion.
Completes 8 contact hours per year of appropriate continuing education related to current practice area and role responsibilities.
Consistently demonstrates that new knowledge and skills gained from education are incorporated into actual clinical practice.
Uses mentoring and role modeling skills to promote positive patient outcomes and professionalism within the Nursing Division.
Shares knowledge and expertise with nursing staff and other members of the health care team.
Required - Certificate from college program or technical school (Graduation from an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing.)
Preferred - entry level or experienced LPN experience preferred
CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS
Required - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): (AR) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)
Required - Mental/Reasoning Requirements:- reading - complex- writing - complex- complex calculations.
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 50 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)-Occasionally
Noise Level-Noise Level-Moderate
Physical Activity-Reach with hands and arms-Occasionally
Physical Activity-Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend-Occasionally
Physical Activity-Talk or hear-Regularly
Physical Activity-Use hands to touch, handle, or feel-Frequently
Physical Environment-Blood or bodily fluid-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Fumes or airborne particles-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Infectious disease-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Inside Office Environment / conditions-Regularly
Physical Environment-Risk of radiation-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Toxic or caustic chemicals-Occasionally
Safety Sensitivity-This position has been designated as safety sensitive.-Required
Arkansas Children's provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children's will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.