Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse- 4D Medical Surgical
Job ID: 727868
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Night Job
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: IP Med Surg 4D
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702

Description

UPMC Chautauqua WCA, a 317-licensed bed hospital, was chartered in 1885 and is Southwestern New York’s largest non- for- profit healthcare provider, offering an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient acute rehabilitation services. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, The American Association of Blood Banks, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Radiology, Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL), CEO Roundtable on Cancer Gold Standard Employer for 2015, and approved by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). 

 

UPMC Chautauqua WCA is currently hiring a Full Time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to support the 4D Medical Surgical Department.


Qualifications will include willingness to learn, positive attitude, open mind, and time commitment. We are a family friendly nursing team interested in supporting your professional goals. Please apply if you are interested in this unique opportunity. 

 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Care Delivery 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.
  • Collaborative Practice 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.
  • Professional Growth 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.
  • Transformational Leadership 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.
  • 1 year of LPN experience preferred


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support or CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Licensed Practical Nurse


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


Salary Range: $14.65 to $21.34

Union Position: No

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