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LPN - Operating Room (Full-Time)

  • Job ID: 220001VN
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Hamot
  • Department: General Surgery
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.80 to $24.38 / hour

Description

UPMC Hamot General Surgery is looking to hire Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to join their team! This position will be functioning as a Surgical Technologist role, as LPNs are unable to circulate in the OR.

Sign-On Bonus Details:
•    $7,500 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over one year of experience
•    $5,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than one year of experience
•    Part-time positions receive a pro-rated amount, casuals excluded.

Purpose:
Provide overall quality nursing care administered to assigned patients on the designated shift. Under the direction of a Professional Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse with Meds and IV's is expected to use initiative, basic problem solving skills and exercise some judgment in the practice of nursing to administer medication and peripheral IV's as appropriate.

Perform a variety of tasks in an operating room that assist the surgical team. Arrange sterile setup for surgical procedures; pass instruments, sponge and suture to surgeons and surgical assistants; prepare sterile supplies; assist in cleanup of the operating room; check placement and operation of equipment; and check and restock operating room. During surgical procedures may be responsible for special trays, graft materials, and record patient data.

Responsibilities:

  • LEADERSHIP
    • Supports organizational and leadership decisions and goals, even if in conflict with them.
    • Identifies problems and seeks resources to resolve problems within their control.
    • Acts as a professional role model and communicates effectively with all other members of the health care team, patients, families, visitors, community agencies and other facilities.
    • Manages multiple demands, is organized and follows through on commitments and does not leave loose ends.
    • Delegates using diplomacy and tact.
    • Takes ownership for words and actions and is accountable for results.
  • PRACTICE
    • Performs direct and non-direct safe nursing patient care activities as assigned, commensurate with competencies and scope of required license.
    • Possesses the ability to obtain and interpret information considering age specific needs.
    • Collects data, identifies changes in patient condition, delivers individualized nursing care, prioritizes patient needs, and follows the plan of care appropriately.
    • Documentation is completed and accurately reflects care provided.
    • Administers medications and understands their effects and potential interactions.
    • Performs skills related to intravenous therapy as defined by the State Board of Nursing and Hamot Medical Center policies and procedures
  • SERVICE EXCELLENCE
    • Presents a positive, professional image and displays support of all staff.
    • Understands and supports the mission and goals of the organization.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to confidentiality of patient personal/medical information.
    • Takes time to listen to others/displays empathy and compassion.
    • Displays appropriate and efficient response to the needs of others.
    • Takes an active role in insuring a positive patient experience.
    • Values and validates the patient perception regarding their care and responds appropriately.
    • Actions display a consideration of the cultural needs of others.
    • Consistently treats others as you would want to be treated.
    • Demonstrates Hamot's commitment to Service Excellence by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.
  • EDUCATION
    • Maintains optimal nursing practice through planned and continuous career development by identifying own learning needs and sets goals.
    • Seeks out resources to address patient/family education needs and reinforces as needed.
  • COMMUNICATION
    • Identifies and communicates pertinent information and consistently ensures an effective hand off.
    • Establishes positive interpersonal relationships with all members of the health care team, patients, families and visitors. Is approachable, consistently respectful and team oriented.

Qualifications

  • Completion of approved Practical Nursing program or equivalent
  • New graduate or current experience as LPN with Meds/IVs in a healthcare setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills
  • This position typically reports to the Nursing Director


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current licensure in the Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaCertified in medication administration and intravenous administrationCPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. 
  • Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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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