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Licensed Practical Nurse-Medical and Extended Care Unit (Harrisburg Hospital)

  • Job ID: 594172932
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Main 11
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.94 to $28.40 / hour

Description

This position is offering a generous sign on bonus!!

$7,500 for LPNS with 1 or more years of LPN experience.

$5,000 for new grads or LPNs with less than 1 year of LPN experience.

The Medical and Extended Care unit is (Main 11) designed to promote the safe and timely transition of patients from the acute care setting to a post-acute skilled facility.   The unit is designed to care for the chronically ill older adults until they transition from the acute care setting to the skilled or long-term care setting.  This unit will improve patient handoff to the post-acute care skilled facility by including the family and preparing the patient for the next level of care.  This unit will prevent functional decline and improve discharge readiness while awaiting post-acute bed availability and provide 24/7 nursing care that looks a little different than the acute care nursing units.  The nursing team will be comprised of a multi-disciplinary team including nursing, Patient Care Support roles, PT/OT, case management and inpatient hospitalist provider. 

Under direction of a registered nurse, provide routine patient care.

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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