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Licensed Practical Nurse, Med/Surg Stroke Unit, Community Osteopathic

  • Job ID: 425343375
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: CG2
  • Location: 4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg PA 17109
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.38 to $27.58 / hour

Description

Being a life changing nurse at UPMC doesn’t mean you need to change your life! On CG2 the leadership team works with each individual nurse to try to provide a work schedule that works for you, our patients and what our nurses value.  CG2 also focuses on career advancement to grow our nursing department through certifications, shared governance, research projects and My Nursing Career Ladder. The CG2 Leadership team fosters a healthy work environment and supports an active social committee and team building activities.  The Second floor at UPMC Community Osteopathic, a Magnet® facility, offers the opportunity to learn and use critical skills in a supportive, controlled environment while providing evidence- based, holistic care to a diverse population of patients. Our team of stroke certified nurses work together to care for new stroke patients and those with other neurological conditions as well as medical surgical patients. Apply to be a life changing nurse today!

CG2 – The Neurology Unit:

  • Treats a very diverse, often complex adult population with diseases of the brain and spinal cord including cerebrovascular accident (CVA), transient ischemic attack (TIA), brain tumor and aneurysm, dementia, and seizure disorders including epilepsy
  • Emphasizes a team-based approach and provides a broad knowledge base for experienced and novice nurses alike
  • Offers specialized education including National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) certification and neurological nursing care training 


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. 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:
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.

Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct