Licensed Practical Nurse Med Surg

ID 2022-11597
Location
Wesley Long Hospital
Work Location
US-NC-Greensboro
Division : Name
Wesley Long Hospital
Department : Name
WLCH-5 East-Medical
Category
NURSING
Position Sub-Category
LPN - HOSP
Position Type
Benefit Eligible (12-39 hours/week)
Employment Type
Employee
Exempt/NonExempt
Non-Exempt
FTE
0.90
Provider Schedule (specific schedule)
Night shift with occasional weekends and holidays
On call Required
Yes
Sub Category
LPN - Hospital

Overview

 

Under the direction of the RN or MD, provides quality patient care using the nursing process standards and policies established by the North Carolina Nurse Practice Act and hospital standards. Talent Pool: Nursing

 

  

World Class patient care defines how 5 East Medical at Wesley Long Hospital delivers outstanding relationship based patient experience, through an Attending RN program that allows for staffing ratios of 4-5/1 for RN/LPNs, 3/1 for Charge Nurses, and 7/1 for NTs, and a progressive mobility program featuring a mobility specialist.

 

5 east Medical is a 21-bed unit that serves a wide variety of patient populations, providing an excellent learning opportunity for career development and growth. Through the Attending Model, RNs can gain valuable leadership charge nurse experience through overseeing LPNs, while being supported by a 3/1 nurse ratio. LPNs gain valuable experience, can learn from RNs at the bedside, and typically pursue LPN to RN bridge program. NT’s benefit from better staffing ratios and a mobility specialist during the day. On 5 east, we highly value empowering our staff to go on to pursue career development through flexible scheduling for people in school, as well as a very generous tuition reimbursement program.

 

The 5 east team is a tight knit group of passionate and hard-working individuals. We have a shared governance team that meets once a month to discuss ways to improve the unit. We have a celebrations and decorations committee that likes to decorate for holidays and celebrate all that we do on our unit. We frequently send out rewards for staff members that go above and beyond. We have awards for staff to recognize each other, rewards for the top five people that spend the most amount of time in patient rooms, as well as for team members that are compliant with documentation.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

 
Performs general patient care under the direction of the RN, MD or Provider. Collects patient history and medical information and any additional information such as biological, psychological, social and cultural factors needed to provide complete treatment of the patient and documents in medical record. Performs clinical and technical aspects of nursing care in accordance with prescribed procedure and technique and according to unit standards and competencies. Assists in identifying patient problems, patient and family goals and developing plan of care. Implements plan of care as directed by RN or MD and documents nursing interventions performed according to policy and procedure. Documents patient response to interventions and communicates effectiveness to RN or MD or provider. Prepares equipment and exam rooms as necessary to assist physician or provider during treatment, examination and testing of patients. Implements proper procedure, technique and safety precautions as warranted by condition of patient, and monitors such practices by nursing assistants.

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Establishes a caring and therapeutic nurse/healthcare team/patient/significant other relationships. Recognizes communication barriers, identifies resources and establishes plans to resolve barriers to communication. Demonstrates respect for diversity and cultural differences in patient/significant others related to age, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomics, education, personality, or other unique variable. Advocates for the patient/significant other. Demonstrates skillful responses to customer needs based on particular context of the situation. Provides education to staff related to the patient/nurse relationship. Provides patient with health care instruction and information appropriate to his/her needs as stated in the plan of care documenting information provided and patient response.

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Demonstrates personal accountability and effective conflict resolution/negotiation skills. Demonstrates appropriate use of universal precautions and use of personal protective equipment. Maintains safe environment and responds appropriately to emergencies and safety hazards. Promotes positive, supportive, and professional work environment free of disruptive behavior. Practices, in all professional relationships, with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual. Follows Chain of Command for assistance with issues related to unresolved/problem-solving and/or conflict resolution. Provides, seeks and receives constructive feedback. Provides peer to peer feedback and seeks mediation as necessary. Facilitates building and preserving collaborative and respectful relationships.

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Qualifications

 

EDUCATION:
Graduate of a Licensed Practical Nursing program required.

 

EXPERIENCE:
1 year, Healthcare - Nurse: LPN, LVN, Preferred

One year prefessional experience in a clinical setting preferred.

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:
REQUIRED

LPN | Licensed Practical Nurse

BLS (CPR) | AHA Health Care Provider BLS

PREFERRED

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