Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN - N Harbor
DCH Health System - Northport, AL

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PERFORMANCE PLANNING

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, the LPN administers direct and indirect patient care according to experience, training, certifications, and demonstrated ability within the limits of this job description.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs initial and annual competency per job class.
  • Collects and documents data on each assigned patient on an ongoing basis to include but not limited to the normal systems review, behavioral, psychological, developmental, and age- related factors. Specific ages: neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
  • Performs basic and/or advanced nursing task, as appropriate for the department/unit. (Refer to Department/Unit Task List.)
  • Participates in team conferences, care planning/problem identification and team shift reports.
  • Provides and documents patient (significant other) education based on physical, behavioral, psychological, developmental, and age-related factors, after identifying barriers to learning.
  • Records and reports to the RN all observed abnormal and/or significant findings to include but not limited to symptoms, abnormal drainage, reactions, responses to treatments, medications, and changes in the patient’s condition.
  • Documents all patient care activities and/or observations according to policies and procedures.
    • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
    • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
    • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
    • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
    • All other duties as assigned.
    MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    Holds current Alabama Nursing License. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Is able to push stretcher/wheelchair with average adult patient. Is able to do frequent stooping and on occasion crouching, crawling or kneeling. Ability to reach reasonable distances in any direction. Ability to run in emergency situations. Must be able to move fingers in a coordinated manner. Must have ability to feel and perceive temperature, texture, shape and size with fingertips.

    Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

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