Responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Also directs and guides patient teaching and activities of ancillary personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing (resource nurse).
The Licensed Practical Nurse practices nursing care under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse and/or the House Supervisor. The directed scope of the LPN practice is in concert with the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act, 2001.
Licenses or Certifications: Current LPN License; CPR Certification; ACLS Certification preferred
Total Education, Vocation Training, and Experience: Graduate of an accredited LPN program. One year experience in a hospital setting preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to seek assistance as needed;
Ability to adapt to changes necessitated by patient/staff situations;
Ability to write legibly;
Ability to interact in a positive manner and communicate well with patients, families, co-workers, supervisor, and other hospital employees.
PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION:
Position has Full Access to Protected Health Information of patients on caseload.
Proficiency or Productivity Standards:
Organize and prioritize tasks and projects
Accurately complete job responsibilities within the specified time constraints to meet the needs of patients, regulatory standards and customer satisfaction
Ability to speak, hear, and read English
Ability to discern temperature, texture, size, and shape
“Exceptional attendance is a requirement in order to fulfill role expectations.”
Lift up to 75# from floor to 19” and 100# 19” to 25”(Occasional) Stand(Constant)
Walk up to .25 mile(Frequent) Sit(Occasional)
Sustained Forward bending in sitting and standing(Occasional) Sustained squat(Occasional)
Kneeling(Occasional) Push/Pull up to 100# of force at 36”(Frequent)
Repetitive squat(Occasional) Full body range of motion(Constant)
Reaching above head at least to 60” with 5#(Occasional) Grasp of various sizes and weights up to 50#(Constant)
Front Carry – two handed carry of 25# up to 20 feet(Occasional)
Balance(Continuous) In walking, standing, carrying, moving patients, and equipment, etc
Potential hazards include:
* toxic/caustic chemicals
*blood or body fluids
*extreme conditions, hot or cold
*dust/fumes/gases (including asbestos)
*moving mechanical parts
*CRT (computer) monitor
*potential electric shock
*frequent, repetitive motions
*x-ray electro-magnetic energy
*Other (as listed)
*high pitched noises
*needles or other sharp objects
Equipment used for patient care. Office equipment such as computer, FAX, telephone, copier, calculator, etc. Assumes responsibility for equipment, inventory, safety, and security of assigned facilities.