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Job Description

Job Title: LPN Transitional Care Unit
Job ID: 801050054
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8 hour shifts
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC McKeesport
Department: 2M-Transitional Care
Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132

Description

UPMC McKeesport s hiring a Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse to help support the Transitional Care Unit for its McKeesport location. This position will work rotating 8 hour shifts including weekends/holidays. 

 

All inexperienced or experienced LPNs are eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  Whether you’re a recent Graduate Nurse looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned LPN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC McKeesport!

 

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or Flex Full Time status)

• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over two years of experience

• $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than two years of experience

 

*Part Time status positions are also eligible for sign-on bonus at a prorated amount - $5,000 for experienced nurses with over 2 years of experience, and $2,500 for GNs and nurses with less than 2 years of experience

 
Purpose:

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

Responsibilities:

 

  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Understands and implements the rehabilitation routine and philosophy including FIMS within the scope of practice.
  • 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.
  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Successfully completes FIM exam as required bi-annually.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department.
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.
  • 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.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Participate in project and committee work.
  • Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director.
  • Participate in health care conferences.
  • Participate in self-review as requested by unit director.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges.
  • Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.
  • Adheres to all Long Term Care rules and regulations and completes annual mandatory Long Term Care education.

 

  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Understands and implements the rehabilitation routine and philosophy including FIMS within the scope of practice.
  • 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.
  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Successfully completes FIM exam as required bi-annually.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department.
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.
  • 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.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Participate in project and committee work.
  • Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director.
  • Participate in health care conferences.
  • Participate in self-review as requested by unit director.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges.
  • Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.
  • Adheres to all Long Term Care rules and regulations and completes annual mandatory Long Term Care education.

 

  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Understands and implements the rehabilitation routine and philosophy including FIMS within the scope of practice.
  • 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.
  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Successfully completes FIM exam as required bi-annually.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department.
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.
  • 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.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Participate in project and committee work.
  • Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director.
  • Participate in health care conferences.
  • Participate in self-review as requested by unit director.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges.
  • Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.
  • Adheres to all Long Term Care rules and regulations and completes annual mandatory Long Term Care education.

 

  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Understands and implements the rehabilitation routine and philosophy including FIMS within the scope of practice.
  • 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.
  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Successfully completes FIM exam as required bi-annually.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department.
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.
  • 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.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Participate in project and committee work.
  • Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director.
  • Participate in health care conferences.
  • Participate in self-review as requested by unit director.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges.
  • Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.
  • Adheres to all Long Term Care rules and regulations and completes annual mandatory Long Term Care education.

 

  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Understands and implements the rehabilitation routine and philosophy including FIMS within the scope of practice.
  • 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.
  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Successfully completes FIM exam as required bi-annually.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department.
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.
  • 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.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Participate in project and committee work.
  • Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director.
  • Participate in health care conferences.
  • Participate in self-review as requested by unit director.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges.
  • Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.
  • Adheres to all Long Term Care rules and regulations and completes annual mandatory Long Term Care education.

 

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 hireMust 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.

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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