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Licensed Practical Nurse - 5A Medical Surgical (Neurology, Oncology, and Hospice)

Description

Are you an LPN or soon to be LPN who is passionate about delivering the best care possible? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? Answer your calling while building your career at UPMC.  We offer various opportunities for personal skill-building, professional development, and continued education. If you’re ready to take on new challenges, explore this opportunity with us today!  

UPMC St. Margaret's 5A Medical Surgical (Neurology, Oncology, and Hospice) Unit is looking to hire a part time graduate or experienced LPN to join our team!

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) - $2,500 sign-on bonus available for LPNs with a two-year commitment to UPMC
  • Experienced LPNs (1 or more years experience) - $3,750 sign-on bonus available for LPNs with a two-year commitment to UPMC

  

About UPMC St. Margaret

UPMC St. Margaret is a three time ANCC Magnet Designated hospital located in Aspinwall PA, northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. UPMC St. Margaret is a community hospital where our greatest asset is our amazing team. If you enjoy working in a setting where you have an opportunity to build many meaningful interdepartmental relationships, then UPMC St. Margaret is the place for you! As a Magnet designated facility, our nurses have the opportunity to participate in the shared governance of our facility.  Through various councils and committees, you will have an opportunity to grow your career and professional practice in a supportive and engaging environment.

About 5A:

The 5A Nursing Unit is a 34 bed Provides medical and surgical services to adult and geriatric patients age 18+ with a focus in neurology, oncology, and palliative care.  The unit prides itself on their excellent teamwork and family-oriented culture where everyone feels like they belong when working on or visiting the unit. This team of compassionate nurses is committed to providing an outstanding patient experience through each interaction they have with their patients or support persons. Nurses on this unit are required to obtain the NIH Stroke Scale Certification and will have the opportunity to obtain a Gerontological Certification and/or a certification to administer Chemotherapy after completing one year of service on the unit.                        

About the LPN position:
LPNs at UPMC St. Margaret act as a member of the health-care team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experiencein 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.

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the My Nursing Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education.


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 patient?s health care team members to seek guidance when:? The patient?s care needs exceed the licensed practical nursing scope of practice.? The patient?s 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

Qualifications:

  • Successful graduation from a Licensed Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Experience in health care preferred, no LPN experience required.
  • Previous LPN experience is preferred.
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.
  • 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:

  • 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. A licensed practical nurse whose license has lapsed for 5 years or longer or has been placed on inactive status for 5 years or longer, as permitted in section 13.1(b) of the act (63 P.S. - 663.1(b)), may reactivate the license by following the state guidelines and would not be eligible to hire into an LPN role until that time.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Act 34

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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