The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assumes responsibilities for direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or other provider in patient care departments. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the LPN scope of practice as defined by the Illinois Board of Nursing.
Diploma (Not HS) in Practical Nursing
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Illinois upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Demonstrates compassion and caring in dealing with others. Ability to work cooperatively and follow directions in order to meet the needs of the patient, family, and department. Demonstrated clinical knowledge in providing care for patients.
- Reports patient response to care to registered nurse or other provider for evaluation, intervention, and modification of the plan of care.
- Performs duties in accordance with unit specific standards of care and evidence by documentation, observation and competencies. Includes, but not limited to (2) patient identifiers (name and date of birth), medication management and safety, hand off communication.
- Assessment established on initial visit and updated each visit.
- Medication reconciliation initiated on initial visit and updated each visit.
- Plan of care and pain assessment completed at each visit; pain reassessed after procedures.
- Maintains medication record for all prescriptions given to patient by physician.
- Provides patient education and documentation of understanding regarding medications, procedures, test, and infection control practices (when applicable).
- Changes in patient's physiological, psychological, and behavioral status are recognize, documented, and reported to physician.
- Adverse response to care or treatment is recognized, documented and reported to physician.
- Assisting during procedures in fluoroscopy suite which includes admitting patients and circulating during procedures
- Monitors acute and chronic care management.
- Responds to incoming patient phone calls within one business day.
- Provides and facilitates competent health care of patients and families in area of practice. Ensures adherence to established standards of care and scope of practice.
- Ensures documentation of care is complete and accurate.
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