Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) collects patient /family information that assists the Registered Nurse in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The LPN provides safe, effective care for assigned patients with the assistance and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Position Duties

1.
Patient/Family Data Collection
  • Performs patient/family data collection to facilitate the identification of clinical, educational, psychosocial, and cultural needs per ACH policy and procedure.
  • Communicates pertinent patient/family data and observation information to appropriate health team members.

2.
Planning
  • Contributes to patient plan of care based on clinical, educational, psychosocial and cultural needs.
  • Plans prioritizes, and organizes patient care tasks to ensure time and resource utilization.
  • Recognizes the need to resource other health care team members to plan patient care needs.

3.
Implementation
  • Completes routine patient care tasks and medication administration in a safe, efficient and timely manner.
  • Individualizes nursing interventions to meet identified patient/family clinical, educational, psychosocial and cultural needs.
  • Recognizes emergency situations and intervenes appropriately.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn, perform and maintain competencies needed for assigned unit.

4.
Evaluation
  • Modifies nursing interventions to meet changing patient needs in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.
  • Documents patient care according to department policy.
  • Modifies and reassesses patient plan of care in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.

5.
Professional Performance
  • Practices cost effective use of supplies.
  • Utilizes available communication tools (e-mail, staff meetings, and bulletin boards) to remain informed.
  • Delegates' appropriate tasks to non licensed personnel and ensures completion.
  • Completes 8 contact hours per year of appropriate continuing education related to current practice area and role responsibilities.
  • Consistently demonstrates that new knowledge and skills gained from education are incorporated into actual clinical practice.
  • Uses mentoring and role modeling skills to promote positive patient outcomes and professionalism within the Nursing Division.
  • Shares knowledge and expertise with nursing staff and other members of the health care team.

Position Qualifications

Education Requirements

Certificate from college program or technical school Note: Graduation from an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing.
Required

Experience Requirements

entry level or experienced LPN experience preferred
Preferred

Certification/License/Registry Requirements

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): (AR) Candidate must possess at time of hire
Required

Skill Requirements

Mental/Reasoning Requirements: - reading - complex - writing - complex - complex calculations.
Required

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity - Stand
Frequently

Physical Activity - Walk
Frequently

Physical Activity - Sit
Frequently

Physical Activity - Use hands to touch, handle, or feel
Frequently

Physical Activity - Reach with hands and arms
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Talk or hear
Regularly

Physical Environment - Inside Office Environment / conditions
Regularly

Physical Environment - Fumes or airborne particles
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Toxic or caustic chemicals
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Risk of radiation
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Infectious disease
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Blood or bodily fluid
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 50 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)
Occasionally

Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be:
Moderate