Licensed Practical Nurse
Arkansas Heart Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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This position is responsible for assisting clinical team members by performing a variety of duties for patients within the scope of practice of an LPN using the patient-focused care system and under the direction/supervision of an RN or physician. Travel to satellite clinics is required (no overnight).
Essential Duties:
Patient Care:
  • Actively participates directly with patient care and ensures a safe and comforting environment.
  • Responds to patient needs in a timely manner.
  • Transports patients as needed.
  • Welcomes patients and ensures the admission paperwork is available; actively participates in the admission process.
  • Performs/Assists with positioning patients and transferring patients from bed to chair or wheelchair or stretcher.
  • Performs/Assists with range of motion exercises and ambulating.
  • Reports abnormal conditions to the RN or physician in a timely manner.
  • Identifies the organization of the human body, inc it’s systems, structure and functions.
  • Demonstrates general principles of cleanliness (asepsis).
  • Applies the principle of basic nutrition to patient care.
  • Provides basic emergency care.
  • Coordinates the booking and scheduling of patients for procedures.
  • E xplains procedures and answers questions regarding patient care and scheduled procedures.
  • Serves as liaison with physician/facility, patient and families regarding patient care.

Technical Activities:
  • Identifies, reports and records changes that result from disease or trauma to patient’s respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, reproductive, musculoskeletal, metabolic, psychological, integumentary, sensory, immune, hematologic and nutritional systems.
  • Observes, reports and records the patient’s condition.
  • Establishes patient setup/connection tasks including NIBP, SaO2 and ECG.
  • Performs 12 lead EKG.
  • Monitors and performs vital signs using a variety of equipment and reports abnormalities to RN or physician.
  • Obtains weights and basic patient information on patients.
  • Able to apply simple dressings and assist RN/MD with more complex dressings.
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring.
  • Administers medications in a safe manner.
  • Provides peripheral intravenous site care and is able to discontinue peripheral intravenous therapy.
  • Collaborates with the RN/MD in developing, implementing and evaluating the outcomes of the teaching plan.
  • Accumulates and enters all necessary patient information in the electronic medical record system with timeliness and accuracy.
  • Performs clerical duties as needed.
  • Travels to outreach satellite clinics, as necessary.
Q ualifications:
  • Education: Graduate of an accredited Practical Nurse program required.
  • Licensure/ Certification: Current state licensure as a Practical Nurse or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact required. Current BLS within 30 days of placement in position.
  • Experience: None required. Minimum of 6 months' continuous LPN experience preferred.

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