Provides routine care, observes patients health, assists physicians and registered nurses and communicates instructions to patients regarding medication, home-based care and preventative lifestyle changes.
Key tasks and responsibilities (essential functions):
- Under the supervision of the RN, the LPN provides care for patients in the PACU, Phase II or inpatient rooms according to policy and procedure and standards.
- Recognizes emergency situation, responds quickly and efficiently following policy and procedure, ACLS, physician orders or emergency plan to prevent adverse patient outcomes. Practices within scope of Practice as an LPN.
- Under the supervision of the RN provides verbal and written instructions to family or responsible party for home care including emergency contact numbers, general instructions and physician specific instructions.
- Documents patient observation data, interventions and patient outcomes a according to policy and procedure and standards.
- Assists with placing follow-up calls to patients and responses recorded appropriately.
- Restocks supplies/equipment and cleans according to policy and procedure.
- Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position.
- Adheres to established OneCore Health safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
- Interacts with all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees in a mature, responsible manner to ensure a positive and professional environment.
- Communicates patient information to assure confidentiality and continuity of care.
- Informs Clinical Lead RN of applicable day-to-day situations.
- Follows employee health and other personnel and staffing policies.
Licensure and Certification: Current LPN licensure in the state of Oklahoma. BCLS required, PALS and ACLS preferred. If not current in PALS or ACLS then will obtain training within six months.
Experience/Education: At least one year of experience with medical-surgical patients is required. Previous experience with post cardiac/surgical patients preferred.
Environmental and physical requirements: Requires physical ability for long term standing, occasional sitting, crouching, kneeling, frequent walking, reaching with reaching above head and below waist. The employee must be able to read, write and speak English fluently, have cognitive skills for math, reading, filing and sterile technique skills. Requires communication skills to deal well with employees, patients, families and physicians. Vision for near, mid-range, far and accommodation. Hearing for low, medium, and high pitch. Job risk include exposure to blood and body fluids (high), contact with laser and chemicals, lifting of 30 - 75 pounds, and exposure to infectious disease.