Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Job ID: 81969484
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Team II (Skilled)
Location: 5701 Phillips Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217

Description

Join Heritage Place and become part of a caring, dedicated team of nurses!


Heritage Place provides quality healthcare to its patients and offers a variety of programs that meet their needs. Our staff are confident and motivated individuals ready to give a warm welcome to every patient. By providing 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, each employee works to enhance residents’ quality of life. This UPMC Senior Community is nestled in the diverse and distinguished Squirrel Hill neighborhood of the city of Pittsburgh


Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania
  • 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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • 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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $19.21 to $26.54 / hour

    Union Position: No

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