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NHC Nursing Jobs Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Anderson, SC in Anderson, South Carolina

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - NHC Anderson, SC

Department: Nursing

Shift: All shifts

Immediate Supervisors: Director of Nursing, Assistant Directors of Nursing, and Registered Nurse Managers

Responsible for Supervising: Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

Position Summary: Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies The Better Way through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

Qualifications:

Health Ability to meet performance requirements.

Education and Training:

Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the state.

Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed.

Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision.

Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership, and communication skills.

Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning, and implementing care.

Exhibits organizational ability related to workflow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs.

Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.

Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem-solving skills.

Performance Requirements:

Physical Demands:

Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day

Able to life 60-70 pounds on occasional basis

Able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist numerous times a day

Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests

Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired

Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

Working with the interdisciplinary care team to assure accurate patient assessments and development/revision of individualized plans of care.

Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.

Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties.

Make rounds with specific attention to high acuity patients.

Monitor unit(s) to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients condition.

Assume responsibility for assisting with meds an treatments as needed (including IV fluids and IV meds).

Assist with admitting patients as required.

Assist with hiring and in the orientation of new nursing partners.

Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.

Assist physician during rounds.

Supervise LPNs and other nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).

Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients.

Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written and verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.

Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises leave.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Relieve other shifts if needed.

Keywords: LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse

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