Under the supervision of an ED Registered Nurse, the a Licensed Practical Nurse performs the functions of planning and implementing the nursing care of assigned patients serving patients of all ages, according to established standards and practices.
Action Oriented -- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.
Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Collaborates -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
Goals -- Completes quarterly goals
Delivering the Mission -- Performs duties as defined in this job description and demonstrates mastery of role
Assists physicians with examinations, procedures, and other processes related to direct patient care.
Perform basic nursing procedures including thermal applications, non-sterile soaks, and application of simple dressings, perennial care, and urine tests.
Prepares, hangs, monitors, and discontinues IV fluids.
Monitors emotional stability of patients and reports changes to physician or charge nurse.
Documents observations and the nursing care in the nurses' notes. Charting is clear, concise, objective, and complete. Completes charts for discharge, transfer, and surgery on assigned patients. Writes variance reports according to policy and instruction.
Enters orders in the order entry system and retrieves information according to written procedure.
Gives and retrieves oral reports.
Demonstrates understanding of the responsibilities and authority of other levels of the responsibilities and authority of other levels of nursing personnel.
Committed to appropriate utilization of the facilities. Assists in maintaining a clean, comfortable, and safe environment.
Use equipment and supplies correctly, returning to SPD or its storage area after use.
Enters all charges for equipment and supplies; assures patients are charged correctly.
Reports malfunctioning equipment.
Uses supplies economically and avoids wasting supplies by contamination.
Adheres to hospital policies and procedures on infection control and practices good hand washing.
Demonstrates the professionalism necessary to function in the health care environment. Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional growth and development. Assumes responsibility for self. Regarding knowledge of policies, manuals, and communications. Takes responsibility for self-growth and job improvement.
Protects patient and staff confidentiality.
Participates to improve LPN nursing practice, i.e. serves on committees and assists in planning, implementing, and evaluation LPN orientation and in-service programs.
Assesses one's own skills, knowledge, and overall performance and formulates self-objectives in consultation with the Unit Manager.
Must be able to prioritize workflow on a daily basis. Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken form with individuals of various education levels including physicians. Ability to interpret medical terminology and possess an understanding of human anatomy and physiology
Experience in the specialty applied for will be given preference
C. Licenses, Registrations or Certifications
Licensed to practice Practical Nursing in the State of Louisiana.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.