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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Extender - Acute Care, Neuroscience Med/Surg,PRN, Various Hours

Company: Prisma Health
Location: Greenville
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.Job SummaryThe LPN Extender provides practical nursing care within the scope of a LPN under the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act in the acute care setting. The LPN Extender functions as a collaborative member of the healthcare team in partnership with and under the supervision of a RN to provide practical nursing care for a specific group of patients. Assumes responsibility for data collection related to patient status, on-going monitoring, measuring and documentation of patient care. Provides patient/family instruction, as directed by the RN. Assists with activities of daily living, non-critical care transport and patient discharge.Accountabilities

  • Performs basic bedside care and selected procedures under the direct supervision of the registered nurse to include, but not limited to: hourly rounding, basic blood glucose collection, coughing /deep breathing, incentive spectrometer, pulse ox and oxygen set up, dressing changes, recognition of life-threatening conditions with initial response and reporting, and emptying and measuring drainage equipment. Reports changes in patient condition to the Registered Nurse in a timely manner. - 10%
  • Accurately completes and documents patient vital signs including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, heart rate, and oxygenation via pulse ox or ETCO2. Reports abnormal values to the Registered Nurse. - 10%
  • Administers medications per policy and as delegated by the Registered Nurse (RN). - 15%
  • May perform individualized unit-based skills based on the type and needs of unit after training and competency validation such as: Foley catheter placement and removal, phlebotomy, EKG, IV insertion, maintenance and discontinuation, monitoring of telemetry rhythms or adjusting fetal monitoring. - 10%
  • Participates in patient rounding and, under supervision of the RN, actively engages in review of harm prevention measures which may include tasks such as: efficient turning and re-positioning, monitoring central line dressings for soiling or VAP (ventilator- associated pneumonia) Bundle. - 10%
  • Maintains and ensures accurate maintenance of patient's medical records and treats patient records as confidential. - 10%
  • Assists patients with needs related to personal hygiene including bathing, washing hair, brushing teeth and washing hands. Assists patients with needs related to nutrition and feeding including setting up meal trays and assisting with feeding. Meets patients' needs related to elimination including assisting patient with getting to the bathroom, utilizing a bedside commode, bedpan or urinal. Accurately monitors inputs and outputs. Assists patients with needs related to ambulation including dangling, walking, walking with assistive device, and implementing fall prevention measures under the direction of the RN. - 30%
  • Functions as member of health care team and as a role model, mentor and leader to others in the same occupation. Participates in unit- and system-based performance improvement activities and training of new patient support team members as needed. - 5%Bonus EligibleThis position is eligible for a sign-on bonus of $8,000 through June 30, 2022 for external candidates only. Minimum of 1 year nursing experience required.Supervisory/Management Responsibilities
    • This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director or executive.Minimum Requirements
      • Completion ofLPN program required. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
      • No previous experience required.Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses
        • Current SC LPN License.Work ShiftDay (United States of America)LocationGreenville Memorial Med CampusFacility1008 Greenville Memorial HospitalDepartment10086350 Neuroscience Med/SurgShare your talent with us! Our vision is simple: to transform healthcare for the benefits of the communities we serve. The transformation of healthcare requires talented individuals in every role here at Prisma Health.

Keywords: Prisma Health, Greenville , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Extender - Acute Care, Neuroscience Med/Surg,PRN, Various Hours, Other , Greenville, South Carolina

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