Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques. Lets RNs know when blood is to be hung, IV push meds are to be given or central line dressing changes are to be done on patient.
Prepares patient for surgery.
Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions and notifies supervisor or physician of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents.
Monitors or takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.
May rotate among various clinical services of hospital.
May prepare rooms, equipment and supplies and hand items to physician.
Monitors blood and blood products and initiates peripheral IVs.
Communicates relevant data to RN or manager.
At the end of shift, prepares unit for the next day of services.
Admits patients to the unit and reviews forms with patient. Ascertains that history and physical, consent, lab work and all pertinent pre-surgical information is in chart. Completes any necessary charting and forms.
Provides pre-operative and post-operative teaching to the patient. Includes phone calls to the patient.
Maintains confidentiality. Performs duties with honesty, fairness, ethics and good corporate citizenship to ensure corporate compliance.
EXPERIENCE: Experience preferred
EDUCATION: Completion of a program at an accredited vocational school
Indiana LPN license;
Use common sense and special medical skills to care for the sick or handicapped.
Understand technical information from a variety of sources.
Use eyes, hands and fingers with skill.
Work fast and efficiently in an emergency.
Communicate with people when they are sick, handicapped or nervous.
Change from one duty to another frequently.
Follow instructions exactly.
Record information completely and accurately.