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Company: Livingston Regional Hospital ( Learn More )

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Job Description HighPoint - Livingston Regional Hospital

General Duties

•         Observes professional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning the financial, personal, medical or employment status of patients/families at LRH.

•         Must follow and enforce accepted safety practices for patients and hospital.

•         Must report safety hazards and initiate appropriate action.

•         Must participate in safety instructional programs.

•         Performs the components of the nursing process of observation, reporting, and documenting patient’s physiological and behavioral status.

•         Provides patient care, including vital signs, personal hygiene, dietary needs and ambulation.

•         Assesses critical changes and notifies the Charge R.N., or team leader or Physician appropriately.

•         Accurately charts with attention to medical/legal implications.

•         Informs physician of changing status of patient’s condition and assists physician in assessments and procedures; known terminology, therapy, and techniques for emergency procedures.

•         Charts accurate findings, utilizes the nursing process with medical/implications. Accurately controls and records narcotics assigned to the unit.

•         Accurately administers medication and accurately administers and certifies IV therapy. Records and carries out physician orders.

•         Admits and discharges patients, follows the established plan of care using the nursing process and a multidisciplinary approach which incorporates the patient’s correct stage of growth and development for the neonate, child, adult and geriatric populations.

•         Uses and interprets cardiac monitors in specialized areas; functions as a member of the Code Blue team as assigned. Maintains current CPR certification.

•         Performs patient care safely and follows established policies and procedures or standards of care.

•         Must attend 12 hours of in-service education per calendar year.

•         Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Position Minimum Requirements

 

POSITION:      Licensed Practical Nurse

Please check all that apply



Education

__ Less than High School    __ High School or GED   __ Technical Training    __  Bachelor Degree in      

__ RN      __ Associate Degree     __Post Graduate Degree   _X__ LPN license



Experience

__None    __  Previous experience required    _X_ Previous experience preferred  (Acute care all age groups)   __  Other



Skills

_X_ Organizational    _X_ Customer Relations   _X_  ACLS Certified preferred    _X_ CPR/BLS  Certified __X_PALS preferred ___NRP  _X_ Math     _X_   Grammar/ Spelling

__ Typing _______ wpm      __ Transcription   _X_ Read, Write, Speak, understand English    _X__ TN State Licensure/ Certificate/ Registration

__Professional Certification ( LCSW, AART)        _X_ Follow written and oral direction  _X__ IV Therapy Certified

_X_ Computer Training (Excel, Microsoft Word, Meditech)       ___Other ________________________________________________________



Physical Requirements/ Hazards

Physical demands = On the job time is spent in the following physical activities. Show the amount of time by checking the appropriate boxes.

Physical Requirements

None

Up to 1/3

1/3 to 1/2

½ and more

Hazards

__None                          Check all that apply.

Stand

X

_X_ Exposure to toxic/caustic/ chemical detergents

Walk

X

_X_ Exposure to extreme conditions, hot/ cold

Sit

X

_X_ Exposure to dust/ fumes/ airborne particles

Talk and hear

X

_X_ Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Push/ Pull

X

_X_ Exposure to potential electrical shock

Climb, Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl

X

_X_ Exposure to x-ray/ electromagnetic energy

Reach with hands and arms

X

__ Exposure to high pitched/ very loud noise

Taste or smell

X

_X_ Exposure to communicable diseases/ blood/ body fluids

Perform repetitive tasks

X

_X_ Exposure to potential muscle- skeletal injuries

Hand/ eye coordination

X

OSHA EXPOSURE CATEGORY:   I

__    No special requirements

_X_   Close vision ( clear vision at 20 inches or less)

_X_   Distance vision ( ability to identify and distinguish colors)

_X_   Peripheral vision ( ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given

       point)

_X_   Depth perception ( three- dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

_X_   Ability to adjust focus ( ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

__   Sedentary work: prolonged periods of sitting and exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally.

__   Light work: exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and or up to 10 lbs. force frequently.

_X_   Medium work: exert up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. force frequently.

__   Very heavy work: exert over 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or over 50 lbs. frequently, and/or over 20 lbs. constantly.



Mental and Emotional Requirements

_X_   Make decisions under pressure

_X_   Work alone

_X_   Frequent involvement with patients, physicians, hospital personnel, family members during periods of stress

_X_   Manage anger/ fear/ hostility/ violence of others appropriately

_X_   Handle multiple priorities

_X_   Work in areas that are confined and/or crowded



Patient Care Positions

_X_ All Age groups __   Neonate/ Infant (birth – 12 months) __  Adolescent (13-18 yr.)   __  Geriatric (65 and older)

__  Pediatric (12months- 12 yr.)                 __   Adult (19-64 yr.)        __   N/A ( does not provide routine direct patient care services)


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