Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - Med Surg II - MVH
Job ID: 675341
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Muncy
Department: MED_SURG II
Location: , Muncy PA

Description

UPMC Susquehanna is currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse for the Med Surg unit at the Muncy Hospital!
 
Muncy Hospital is recognized as a top 100 critical access hospital in the US and consists of 20 in-patient beds and a newly renovated Emergency Department! The II Main Med Surg unit consists of patients who are being treated for acute care, in observation status as well as swing bed patients (long term care, wound vac, IV Therapy).
 
This is an excellent opportunity to work side by side with a team of dedicated staff at a small community hospital!

Under direction of a registered nurse, provide routine patient care within the scope of the Practical Nurse Act of Pennsylvania.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care. Provide appropriate, direct patient care. Give injections, take vital signs, perform basic diagnostic tests, observe patients, dress wounds and administer medication. Comply with established medication use policies. Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge. Communicate effectively with patients and families about hospital stay and home care concerns. Instruct and demonstrate care. Discuss any patient or family concerns with RN in charge so that issue can be appropriately addressed. Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner. Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information. Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Participate in health care conferences. Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level. Constructively receive feedback and direction. Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director. Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs. Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines. Serve as a preceptor for new staff members. Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills. Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participate in self-review as requested by unit director. Participate in project and committee work.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department. Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges. Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

Qualifications

Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing. Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members. Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Act 34 Crim Clearnce w Renewal
  • Act 33 Chld Clearnce w Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $16.98 to $25.48

Union Position: No

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