Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse w/Meds and IVs - 6 South
Job ID: 731431
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility:
Department: 6 South
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550

Description

Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse who is passionate about delivering the best care possible? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? Answer your calling while building your career at UPMC. We offer various opportunities for personal skill-building, professional development, and continued education. If you’re ready to take on new challenges, explore this opportunity with us today!

UPMC Hamot is currently hiring a Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse to support the 6 South Medical-Surgical step down department at our UPMC Hamot medical center location.

6 South is a 45- bed Medical-Surgical unit, with 11 beds dedicated as Step Down to higher acuity patients. This acuity blended unit provides post-operative adult care for Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Gastric Bypass/Weight Loss surgical patients. The unit also serves patient populations requiring telemetry or oxygen monitoring.

Our LPNs work a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor and required to work every other weekend.

 

The LPN provides highly competent patient care and treatment while demonstrating empathy and a passion for learning. A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients’ families in order to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.

A LPN is a member of the care delivery team, you will set the standards for the level and quality of nursing care, and possess authority and accountability for its provision. At all times, you will exemplify a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession.


As a nurse at UPMC, you will find:

  •  An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today

The LPN is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement; Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply, (GNs must be eligible for State Board Licensure).

Responsibilities:

  • COMMUNICATION- Identifies and communicates pertinent information and consistently ensures an effective hand off. Establishes positive interpersonal relationships with all members of the health care team, patients, families and visitors. Is approachable, consistently respectful and team oriented.
  • EDUCATION-Maintains optimal nursing practice through planned and continuous career development by identifying own learning needs and sets goals. Seeks out resources to address patient/family education needs and reinforces as needed.
  • LEADERSHIP- Supports organizational and leadership decisions and goals, even if in conflict with them. Identifies problems and seeks resources to resolve problems within their control. Acts as a professional role model and communicates effectively with all other members of the health care team, patients, families, visitors, community agencies and other facilities. Manages multiple demands, is organized and follows through on commitments and does not leave loose ends. Delegates using diplomacy and tact. Takes ownership for words and actions and is accountable for results.
  • PRACTICE- Performs direct and non-direct safe nursing patient care activities as assigned, commensurate with competencies and scope of required license. Possesses the ability to obtain and interpret information considering age specific needs. Collects data, identifies changes in patient condition, delivers individualized nursing care, prioritizes patient needs, and follows the plan of care appropriately. Documentation is completed and accurately reflects care provided. Administers medications and understands their effects and potential interactions. Performs skills related to intravenous therapy as defined by the State Board of Nursing and Hamot Medical Center policies and procedures
  • SERVICE EXCELLENCE-Presents a positive, professional image and displays support of all staff. Understands and supports the mission and goals of the organization. Demonstrates a commitment to confidentiality of patient personal/medical information. Takes time to listen to others/displays empathy and compassion. Displays appropriate and efficient response to the needs of others. Takes an active role in insuring a positive patient experience. Values and validates the patient perception regarding their care and responds appropriately. Actions display a consideration of the cultural needs of others. Consistently treats others as you would want to be treated. Demonstrates Hamot's commitment to Service Excellence by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.

Qualifications

  • Completion of approved Practical Nursing program or equivalent New graduate or current experience as LPN with Meds/IVs in a healthcare setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills
  • This position typically reports to the Nursing Director

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:


Current licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Certified in medication administration and intravenous administration CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire 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 GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.

ACLS within one year of hire or transfer

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Practical Nurse or Temporary Practice Permit

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

Salary Range: $14.65 to $21.34

Union Position: No

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.



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