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Sr. LPN - Float Pool (Part-Time)

  • Job ID: 316960107
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Hamot
  • Department: Nursing Administration
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.64 to $26.44 / hour

Description

UPMC Hamot Nursing Administration is looking to hire a Part-Time Licensed Practical Nurse to join their team! This position will either work Day/Night rotation or straight Night shift.

Job title and salary will be based upon qualifications and career ladder requirements.

Sign-On Bonus Details:
•    $3,750 sign-on bonus available for nurses with over one year of experience
•    $2,500 sign-on bonus available for Graduate Nurses and nurses with less than one year of experience

Purpose:
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 and IV therapy 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. A senior LPN is responsible for seeking opportunities to assist in identification process improvement opportunities to improve patient care. The role of the Senior LPN encompasses partnership, and collaboration with the health care team and the patients and families to achieve desired patient outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  • The LPN is licensed 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 including 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.
  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others by supporting the orientation and developing new LPNs and patient care support staff.
  • 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.
  • Seeks and participates in opportunities to assist in identification process improvement opportunities to improve patient care.
  • Partners and collaborates with the health care team and the patients and families to achieve desired patient outcomes.
  • 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

  • Successful completion and graduation from a Licensed Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Successful completion of the IV therapy curriculum.
  • If graduated in 2012 to present day, IV therapy curriculum is included in the PA State Board Approved Programs.
  • If graduated prior to 2012, the LPN will need to provide official proof of completion of IV therapy approved program.
  • 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.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience.
  • Ability to identify process improvement opportunities to improve patient care and encompasses collaboration with the health care team and the patients and families to achieve desired patient outcomes.
  • 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:

  • PALs within 1 year, ACLS within 1 year, NIH within 6 months
  • 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.
  • If graduated prior to 2012, the LPN will need to provide official proof of completion of IV therapy approved program.
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • 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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