LPN - Med Surg Unit 1 PRN

Job Description Jackson Purchase Medical Center
TheLPN shall perform the nursing process within the scope of his/her practice as aLicensed Practical Nurse. Assessment, treatment performance, medicationadministration, monitoring of medication effects, education and the evaluationof the effectiveness of the nursing care of patients, as well as performing theorders of the Physician related to the provision of that care will be withinthose duties. The LPN works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse inperforming the care of all patients.
Observesprofessional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning thefinancial, personal, medical or employment status of patients/families at JPMC.
Must follow andenforce accepted safety practices for patients and hospital.
Must reportsafety hazards and initiate appropriate action.
Must participatein safety instructional programs.
Performs thecomponents of the nursing process of observation, reporting, and documentingpatient's physiological and behavioral status.
Directs patientcare, including vital signs, personal hygiene, dietary needs and ambulation.
Assesses criticalchanges and notifies the Supervisor and Physician appropriately.
Accurately chartswith attention to medical/legal implications.
Informs physicianof changing status of patient's condition and assists physician in assessmentsand procedures; known terminology, therapy, and techniques for emergencyprocedures.
Charts accuratefindings, utilizes the nursing process with medical/implications. Accuratelycontrols and records narcotics assigned to the unit.
Accuratelyadministers medication and accurately administers IV therapy. Records andcarries out physician orders.
Admits anddischarges patients, follows the established plan of care using the nursingprocess and a multidisciplinary approach which incorporates the patient'scorrect stage of growth and development for the neonate, child, adult andgeriatric populations.
Uses cardiacmonitors appropriately. Maintainscurrent CPR certification.
Performs patientcare safely and follows established policies and procedures or standards ofcare.
Performs otherduties as assigned.
Job Requirements High school diploma or GED. Approved LPN School. Organizational skills, customer service skills, CPR/BLS required.
Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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