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Licensed Practical Nurse -- Med/Surg 5300

Description

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC! Sign-On Bonus Details: 

  • New Graduates (0 to less than 1 year experience) - $5,000 sign-on bonus available for LPNs with a two-year commitment to UPMC
  • Experienced LPNs (1 or more years experience) - $7,500 sign-on bonus available for LPNs with a two-year commitment to UPMC

Are you interested in working at Magnet-designated UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? Only 7% of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation… and we’re one of them! For more than a century, UPMC Magee has been caring for women through all stages of their lives, and we are looking for the next talented employee to join our team.  

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Licensed Practical Nurse to support the Med/Surg 5300 department! 5300 is a 28-bed medical-surgical unit that cares for a wide variety of medical and post-op patients and serves as Magee’s stepdown unit. We see an extremely diverse patient population, with ages ranging from 15-100+. Many patients receive insulin and/or Cardezim drips, and all of the unit’s 28 beds are housed in private rooms, each hardwired for telemetry monitoring. Our post-op patients may be recovering from orthopedic, vascular, urological, gynecological, or bariatric surgeries; we also frequently receive overflow surgical patients who do not have beds available on their specialty unit. Due to the wide variety of services we offer and medical conditions we see, 5300 is a great fit for graduate nurses. LPNs, and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain new experience. 

This position will work: rotating 12 hour shifts, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Hours and travel are subject to change based on business needs.

The LPN will act as a member of the health-care team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experience in nursing and competency and able to provide care following UPMC LPN Practice Guidelines and policies, and the State Board Regulations. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment in settings where nursing takes place under the direction of a Registered Nurse or other licensed UPMC provider.

Responsibilities:

  • The LPN is prepared to function as a member of the health-care team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experience in nursing and competency. The LPN participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment in settings where nursing takes place.
  • An LPN shall communicate with a licensed professional nurse and the patients’ health care team members to seek guidance when:
    • The patients care needs exceed the licensed practical nursing scope of practice.
    • The patients care needs surpass the LPN’s knowledge, skill, or ability.
    • The patient’s condition deteriorates or there is a significant change in condition, the patient is not responding to therapy, the patient becomes unstable, or the patient needs immediate assistance.
  • An LPN shall obtain instruction and supervision if implementing new or unfamiliar nursing practices or procedures. An LPN shall follow the written, established policies and procedures of UPMC, UPMC LPN Practice Guidelines and the State Practice Act. Acts within the LPN Practice guidelines (except IVs) and within the framework of Relationship Based Care to create a healing environment. Formulates daily goals and a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner. Communicates the patient's condition to other care providers.
  • Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues. Actively participates in unit activities and willing to provide assistance to care team members.
  • Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the episode of care as well as transition to another level of care and/or home. Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement. Supports continuous learning in the clinical areas by participating in organizational and system programs. Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

 

Qualifications

  • Experience in health care preferred, no LPN experience required.
  • Inpatient experience HIGHLY preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.
  • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.
  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.
  • Computer skills required to utilize the electronic health record.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    • LPN must maintain state licensure where they are practicing or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34 with renewal

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

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