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Licensed Practical Nurse - Emergency Department

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! 
Sign-On Bonus Details:
$5,000 for new graduates with less than one year of experience
 $7,500 for for experienced LPNs with one or more years of experience
Candidates hired into a sign-on bonus eligible role will be asked to make a two-year work commitment.

 

UPMC Mercy is Western Pennsylvania’s only hospital with a combined Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center and Comprehensive Burn Center under one roof. UPMC Mercy is also the home of our Rehabilitation Institute, which is one of the of the leading rehabilitation programs in the United States as well as a dedicated Comprehensive Stroke Center as accredited by the Joint and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

 

We are hiring a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse to support our Emergency Department!

 

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

UPMC Mercy’s Emergency Department is a state-of-the-art 36-bed Level I trauma and burn center, as well as a primary cardiac and comprehensive stroke center, providing emergency care to over 68,000 people annually. The ED handles critically ill or injured patients with minor or complex medical-surgical needs, as well as obstetrical patients; we also see a significant amount of psychiatric cases and individuals seeking drug and alcohol services. Patient volume and acuity are variable and can change quickly, making the ED a rapidly changing environment where critical thinking and problem-solving are necessary to address evolving needs and priorities.



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

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