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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN - Expanded) - Dougherty County Jail

Company: Phoebe Putney Health System
Location: Albany
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Job Description:

Description: Job SummaryThe LPN provides professional nursing care for assigned patients. This nurse works under the direct supervision of an RN to collaborate in utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. Provides age specific care as appropriate to area assigned. The LPN is responsible for maintaining the standards of practice; complying with established policy and procedure; managing supplies and equipment; and promoting collaboration with medical and other staff. The LPN will participate in supporting the facility's mission statement, achieving customer satisfaction, and identifying system problems as opportunities for improvement. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate.General requirementsPerforms all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organizationPerforms other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and proceduresMaintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelinesWorking ConditionsGeneral environment\\: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be scheduled as needed including overtime
Qualification: Education RequirementsVocational / Technical Degree in Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing. (Required)Experience Requirements1 - 2 years Practical Nursing Experience(Preferred)General SkillsCommunication Skills,Interpersonal Skills,Customer Relations,Read / Comprehend Written Instructions,Follow Verbal Instructions,Basic Computer Skills.Physical RequirementsHave near normal hearing; Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voiceHave near normal vision\\: Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colorsHave good manual dexterityHave good eye-hand-foot coordinationAbility to perform repetitive tasks/motionPhysical DemandsOccasionally within shift (1-33%) \\: Sitting,Climbing,Twist at waist,Reaching above shoulder.Frequently within shift (34-66%) \\: Bending/Stooping,Pushing/Pulling.Continuously within shift (67-100%) \\: Standing,Walking.Certifications and LicensuresRequired Certifications/Licensures \\: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with current Georgia license,Basic Life Support (BLS).Preferred Certifications/Licensures \\: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Associated topics: licensed, licensed vocational, lvn, mtp, nurse iv, nurse lpn, nurses, pediatrics, practical nurse, practical nurse lpn

Keywords: Phoebe Putney Health System, Albany , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN - Expanded) - Dougherty County Jail, Healthcare , Albany, Georgia

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