Licensed Practical Nurse
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.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. Current licensure by the State of Michigan Board of Nursing. BLS 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.