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Licensed Practical Nurse - 6F Rehab Stroke

Description

Located in downtown Pittsburgh, UPMC Mercy is an urban facility full of opportunities for those looking to take the next step in their career!

We are hiring a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse to support our 6F Rehab Stroke department!


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

At UPMC Mercy’s 24-bed stroke rehabilitation unit, each patient receives both an individualized and multidisciplinary approach to stroke care.  UPMC Mercy is a dedicated Comprehensive Stroke Center as accredited by the Joint Commission and UPMC Rehabilitation is proud to continue to support patients through each phase of rehabilitation and recovery throughout their continuum of care.  We are dedicated to guiding and supporting patients and families through the challenges of stroke rehabilitation, and we recognize that each person’s needs are different.  Our team encompasses the physiatrist who oversees rehabilitation techniques, medical management, and methods of treating and preventing impairment in conjunction with UPMC Mercy.  The patient care team also includes rehabilitation nurses who manage various aspects of the patients care and education; physical therapists who focus on restoring movement and function; occupational therapist who work with the patient on recovering skill needed for everyday living; speech language pathologist who work with communication, swallowing, and cognition; Case Managers who help direct each patients plan of care;  neuropsychologist’s who help treat a patients memory, thinking, and concentration, and amongst some of the specialties that we have to offer our patient’s.  As one of the leading rehabilitation programs in the United States, stroke patients at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute have access to state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services to assist with stroke recovery and comprehensive outpatient services.

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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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