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LPN Acute Care

Company: Central Maine Medical Center
Location: Lewiston
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Job Description:

Department Pediatric Adult Med Surg (M4) Shift Day shift Hours 7a-7p Contact Information Contact: Kimberly Campbell Email: ***************** Job Details BLS certification required Licensure Required Job Summary: The Licensed Practical Nurse functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in providing direct patient care. The LPN scope of practice utilizes the nursing process and is defined within the Maine Nurse Practice Act. The LPN while under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Provider, practices with minimal supervision and in accordance with CMH's clinical and departmental policies and procedures. The LPN, assists clinically in the delivery of patient care, acts as the patient's advocate, aides in directing nursing activities to Certified Nursing Assistants, provides clerical support, and promotes teamwork with co-workers, staff, providers, and personnel in other departments while exhibiting the values of CMH. The LPN, communicates effectively with members of the health care team about a patient's condition, symptomatology, and results of diagnostic studies. Job Functions and Duties : * Participate in bedside rounding report to registered nurses coming on duty and including the patient when practical to provide necessary information and facilitate the delivery of excellent patient care. * Conduct hourly patient rounds in conjunction with other nursing staff; to enhance patient safety, satisfaction and quality of care. Report problems to registered nurse and/or appropriate team members and initiate corrective action when necessary. * Identify patient problems and emergency situations and initiate emergency care and 'life-saving' measures per BLS and other protocols and policies. * Act as a resource for and assist C.N.A. staff in ensuring direct patient care is provided * Administration and document direct patient care, medications and treatments per physicians' orders within the EMR in accordance with hospital policy. * Work collaboratively with CMH Pharmacy and in compliance with all state and federal regulations in the handling, administration, storage and destruction of pharmaceuticals. * Notify registered nurse and other personnel as necessary, of changes in patients' conditions and take appropriate follow-up action. - Assure housekeeping tasks are completed on unit in accordance with policy. Maintain clean patient rooms, restock as needed and change bed linen according to hospital practice. - Perform electrocardiograms including proper electrode placement. - Ensure the documentation meets current standards and policies. - Answer telephone/intercom in a polite manner and communicates information to the appropriate personnel. - Communicate appropriately and clearly to nurse managers, supervising RN, co-workers, and providers. - Treat patients and families with respect and dignity, identifying and addressing psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family. - Interact professionally with providers and staff. - Promote the mission, vision and values of the organization. - Maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. - Interpret existing policies and procedures to nursing assistants, patients, families and physicians when necessary. - Attends mandatory in-services on fire safety, electrical safety, infection control, and body mechanics. Successfully completes competency-based training in each area. - Follows all employee health procedures, incident reporting, and infection control requirements at all times, as appropriate to the position. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians and others in a professional manner. - Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients. - Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the heart in relation to waves, complexes, time and voltage as shown through the conduction system and strip interpretation. - Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills. - Ability to perform multiple tasks or activities simultaneously, provide quality patient service, prioritize and use critical thinking. - Demonstrate an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. - Effectively communicate with patients in a supportive and tactful manner. - Identify and

Keywords: Central Maine Medical Center, New England , LPN Acute Care, Healthcare , Lewiston, Northeast

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