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Licensed Practical Nurse, 0700-1930 every third weekend 72 hours per pay period

Job Summary:  To perform the direct and indirect nursing care of an assigned group of patients under the direction of a registered nurse (RN) on any patient unit as assigned by the nursing department.

Essential Functions:

  • Consistently uses an outward mindset and puts forth exemplary effort in accomplishing his/her goals and objectives in a manner that helps others to achieve their goals and objectives.
  • Assists RN with data collection during the initial assessment.
  • Notifies RN in charge of any pertinent physical or emotional findings.
  • Evaluates patient care and notifies nurse in charge of feedback received from physicians, patients and families as proven by documentation on nurse’s notes.
  • Assists in meeting patient’s physical and emotional needs and carrying out physician orders under the direction of a registered nurse.
  • Explains all procedures thoroughly to reduce patient anxiety.
  • Performs the daily care and preparation of patients for treatment and/or surgery.
  • Reports and documents abnormalities or instability of patient’s condition in a timely manner.
  • Assists in providing activities of daily living to an assigned patient population.
  • Completes hourly rounds on assigned patient population.
  • Assists in answering call light in a timely manner.
  • Performs rotation in CPR as needed.
  • Assists patients in determining essential needs such as blankets, fluids and nutrition after verifying with attending RN.
  • Provides patient with explanations of condition and written information as necessary.
  • Maintains vigilance over patients, ensuring necessary safety precautions are taken.
  • Performs therapeutic nursing procedures in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Assists in preparing patient for discharge.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.  Current licensure by the State of Michigan Board of Nursing. BLS from American Red Cross or American Heart Association Certification.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of new trends and techniques in nursing.  Clear oral expression; oral comprehension includes listening to and understanding others; deductive and inductive reasoning skills; ability to write clearly; use of technology such as EMR, selective attention – able to concentrate for protracted periods; time sharing – able to shift back and forth successfully between two or more activities; manual dexterity – to manage IV tubing, syringes, and other equipment; information ordering skills – patterns of numbers, pictures, words and mathematical operations including medication calculation. Ability to work with diverse patient and staff populations with sensitivity to cultural and spiritual influences impacting patient care. Efficiently manage time with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions:  Work in an unpredictable environment encountering stressful situations and exposure to body fluids and infectious diseases.  May experience traumatic situations including deceased patients.

Physical Requirements: Constantly see/visual acuity, handle/grasp/feel, talk/hear, taste/smell, lift/carry 1 to 25 lbs.  Frequently stand, walk, reach, push/pull, bend/twist, stoop/kneel/crouch, lift/carry 25 to 50+ lbs.

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