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LPN - Trauma / Ortho Unit, Full Time, Days

Company: Dartmouth Health
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewTrauma / Ortho UnitLPN - 3x12 hour shifts, Days Are you an LPN who is looking to expand your practice in an inpatient setting?If so, we have good news: Dartmouth-Hitchcock is actively hiring LPNs into inpatient units! This gives you an opportunity to practice nursing at the top of your license.Responsibilities 3West is a 36-bed post-surgical unit that specializes in orthopedics, traumatic injury and plastic surgery. We also have two negative pressure rooms that can accommodate patients who are being ruled out for TB and who have a diagnosis of active tuberculosis or shingles.We also will see medicine overflow for patients with Cystic Fibrosis, so our population can be varied. Purpose:The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing safe, high quality care to general care patients as a team member in an assignment supervised by a Registered Nurse. Demonstrates commitment to patient/family engagement and effective communication. Practices consistently with applicable state nursing practice regulations, applicable D-H policies and procedures. The LPN-IP may administer intravenous medications upon successful completion of NH Board of Nursing approved training and with specific delegation by a Registered Nurse. Job Responsibilities:1.Provides and documents nursing care assessments, nursing interventions and patient/family education to stable patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse in accordance with the patient's plan of care. Alerts Registered Nurse to any observed change in patient presentation or unexpected assessment findings. 2.Reviews assigned patient plan of care and pertinent active orders in the patient medical record prior to providing care. Assists assigned patients with activities of daily living, nutrition and hydration according to orders and goals of care. 3.Performs and documents focused nursing assessments of assigned patients, including but not limited to vital signs, assessment of pain, skin and wound assessment, functional status assessment, assessment of drains and ostomies, assessment of fluid balance, assessment of nutritional status. 4.Administers oral, topical and inhaled medications. May administer intravenous medications to upon successful completion of NH Board of Nursing approved training and with specific delegation by a Registered Nurse.5.Applies dressings and assistive devices as indicated by assessment or as ordered by the interdisciplinary team, if applicable. 6.Reports relevant assessment findings and suggestions to enhance patient care directly to members of the interdisciplinary team in addition to the supervising Registered Nurse. 7.Complies with policies, procedures, and area-specific expectations related to maintaining a safe environment of care. Initiates reporting or action when needed to address safety concerns.8.Complies with policies, procedures and area-specific expectations related to medication safety; patient identification; specimen collection and specimen labeling activities; documentation of patient information and patient care activities; as well as dependability, attendance and scheduling.9.Participates in staff meetings, required learning, attestation, competency, and training activities according to area-specific and organizational expectations. Independently monitors email and other communications as necessary to meet these expectations. Performs other duties as required or assigned. QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:--- Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.Required Licensure/Certification Skills:--- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of NH required.--- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification required.

  • Area of Interest: Nursing;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 0.90 - 36 hrs/per week;
  • Shift: Day;
  • Job ID: 11781;---- ---- ---- ----
    There are so many reasons to join Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics, members of--, the premiere health system in New England.
    First and foremost are our people. No matter the role, you'll find a shared purpose here. We have doctors ready to teach their knowledge, nurses who lead through experience, and other like-minded individuals collaborating for the health of the community, while inspiring each other day after day.
    Career development
    Affiliated with Dartmouth College, the atmosphere here is very collegial. You'll discover educational and research opportunities around every corner. At Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics, you never stop learning.
    You'll also appreciate the resources our wide-spread health care system provides. You'll have access to experts at the top of their fields, advanced technologies, and modern facilities that enable you to care for patients like nowhere else.
    Benefits and wellness
    We offer a total compensation package that includes competitive health and wellness benefits. These benefits consist of "Core Benefits" that are provided by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics as well as "Benefit Choices" that allow you to select additional benefits to meet your personal situation and needs.
    Our locations
    New England is a very special place to live, work, and become part of a community. We have some of the most advanced educational institutions, best health care, and diverse cultural and recreational offerings you will find anywhere in the country. The public schools are excellent, the mountains are beautiful, and the lakes are pristine. No wonder so many people love it here.

Keywords: Dartmouth Health, New England , LPN - Trauma / Ortho Unit, Full Time, Days, Healthcare , Lebanon, Northeast

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