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Licensed Practical Nurse (CASUAL) 6F Stroke

Description

UPMC Mercy is Western Pennsylvania’s only hospital with a combined Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center and Comprehensive Burn Center under one roof. UPMC Mercy is also the home of our Rehabilitation Institute, which is one of the of the leading rehabilitation programs in the United States as well as a dedicated Comprehensive Stroke Center as accredited by the Joint and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

 

We are hiring a casual Licensed Practical Nurse to support our 6F Stroke Rehab department!

 

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

 

At UPMC Mercy’s 24-bed stroke rehabilitation unit, each patient receives both an individualized and multidisciplinary approach to stroke care.  UPMC Mercy is a dedicated Comprehensive Stroke Center as accredited by the Joint Commission and UPMC Rehabilitation is proud to continue to support patients through each phase of rehabilitation and recovery throughout their continuum of care.  We are dedicated to guiding and supporting patients and families through the challenges of stroke rehabilitation, and we recognize that each person’s needs are different.  Our team encompasses the physiatrist who oversees rehabilitation techniques, medical management, and methods of treating and preventing impairment in conjunction with UPMC Mercy.  The patient care team also includes rehabilitation nurses who manage various aspects of the patients care and education; physical therapists who focus on restoring movement and function; occupational therapist who work with the patient on recovering skill needed for everyday living; speech language pathologist who work with communication, swallowing, and cognition; Case Managers who help direct each patients plan of care;  neuropsychologist’s who help treat a patients memory, thinking, and concentration, and amongst some of the specialties that we have to offer our patient’s.  As one of the leading rehabilitation programs in the United States, stroke patients at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute have access to state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services to assist with stroke recovery and comprehensive outpatient services.

 

Responsibilities:

  • The LPN is prepared to function as a member of the health-care team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experience in nursing and competency.

  • The LPN participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment in settings where nursing takes place.

  • An LPN shall communicate with a licensed professional nurse and the patient's health care team members to seek guidance when: The patient's care needs exceed the licensed practical nursing scope of practice. The patient's care needs surpass the LPN's knowledge, skill or ability. The patient's condition deteriorates or there is a significant change in condition, the patient is not responding to therapy, the patient becomes unstable or the patient needs immediate assistance.

  • An LPN shall obtain instruction and supervision if implementing new or unfamiliar nursing practices or procedures.

  • An LPN shall follow the written, established policies and procedures of UPMC, UPMC LPN Practice Guidelines and the State Practice Act. Acts within the LPN Practice guidelines (except IVs) and within the framework of Relationship Based Care to create a healing environment.

  • Formulates daily goals and a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner.

  • Communicates the patient's condition to other care providers.

  • Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.

  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work.

  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.

  • Actively participates in unit activities and willing to provide assistance to care team members.

  • Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the episode of care as well as transition to another level of care and/or home.

  • Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement.

  • Supports continuous learning in the clinical areas by participating in organizational and system programs.

  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement.

  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.

  • Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life.

  • Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle.

  • Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

 

Qualifications

  • Successful graduation from a Licensed Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.

  • Experience in health care preferred, no LPN experience required.

  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.

  • They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.

  • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.

  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity.

  • Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.

  • Computer skills required to utilize the electronic health record.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • LPN must maintain state licensure where they are practicing or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.

  • A licensed practical nurse whose license has lapsed for 5 years or longer or has been placed on inactive status for 5 years or longer, as permitted in section 13.1(b) of the act (63 P.S. � 663.1(b)), may reactivate the license by following the state guidelines and would not be eligible to hire into an LPN role until that time.

  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.

  • Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GPNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GPN position, at the discretion of the BU.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

  • Act 34

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