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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Central PA Travel

  • Job ID: 200001W3
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift:
  • Facility: Corporate Health Services
  • Department: Sys Nur Res Ops Central
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.30 to $15.30 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The System Nursing Resource LPN is a member of a limited casual nursing float pool that supports short term scheduling needs primarily at UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford and occasionally will float to UPMC Somerset. The System Nursing Resource LPN, under direction of a registered nurse, provides routine patient care within the scope of the Practical Nurse Act of Pennsylvania.

As a large health system where many departments operate on a 24/7 basis, we have staffing needs for almost every day and every shift. Our opportunities are driven by the scheduling needs of our facilities which means you can often work where you want, when you want. 

Our LPN opportunities offer:
  • Flexible work schedules that fit into your lifestyle needs
  • Ability to gain experience from multiple hospitals 
  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Opportunity to gain highly desirable skills and exposure to specialties/equipment that build an impressive resume and career
Responsibilities:
  • Assume responsibility for patient assignments.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.
  • Provide appropriate, direct patient care. Give injections, take vital signs, perform basic diagnostic tests, observe patients, dress wounds and administer medication.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Participate in health care conferences.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department.
  • 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.
  • Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.
  • Participate in self-review as requested by direct supervisor.
  • Participate in project and committee work.
  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director/clinician/supervisor.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Comply with established medication use policies.
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Maintains accurate patient clinical records, executes physician's orders, and maintains accurate problem oriented nurses' notes which reflect conditions, response to treatment, progress and re-assessment in accordance with accepted nursing standards.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing. 
  • 2 years of recent/relevant experience required.
  • 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 hire
  • Act 33 Child Clearance w Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance w Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Practical Nurse license 

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

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