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Licensed Practical Nurse

Description

UPMC Canterbury Place is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility that provides care tailored to the needs of each resident

 

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of care to seniors in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Communities has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Make a true impact at our senior living facilities, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day. 

 
We are offeing a $2,000 Sign-On Bonus for Full-Time Licensed Practical Nuses who qualify! 

 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level
  • 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
  • Participate in self-review as requested by unit director. Participate in project and committee work

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

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