LPN - Cardiac Med/Surg
Posted on: November 20, 2023
$2,500.00 Sign on bonus for 1 or more years of experience -
External onlyAs a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes
professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and
management of care to patients through the application of the
- CLINICAL EXCELLENCE FOCUS: Promotes the use of evidence-based
practice through the nursing process, protocols and procedures.
Under the supervision of an RN, assesses patient's status through
interview, observation and physical assessment of actual problems
and outcomes. Assists the RN in the development of an
individualized plan of care using a collaborative approach with the
patient/family and health care team. Uses appropriate interventions
identified in the plan of care to achieve expected patient
outcomes. Systematically evaluates and documents patient's progress
toward expected outcomes/goals on an ongoing basis throughout the
shift. Modifies plan of care based on evaluation. Completes
required documentation as appropriate, including patient chart and
event reports. Demonstrates professional accountability for own
practice as evidenced through seeking resources and continuing
self-development. Demonstrates technical knowledge of equipment and
troubleshoots when problems arise. Acquires and maintains current
knowledge and skills in evidence-based nursing practice. Promotes
the professional development of self and team members. Shares
clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the
learning needs of others.
- WORK ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE FOCUS: Participates in
interdisciplinary care of the patient through collaboration with
team members and utilizes additional resources when necessary.
Analyzes clinical situations in a systematic way and acts to obtain
resources or correct problems to meet or exceed expected outcomes
or patient needs. Recognizes need for assistance and utilizes
resources, including physician and nurse to nurse (UAT)
consultation in a timely manner. Demonstrates ownership and
persistence to ensure problem is resolved in best way possible.
Able to assume assignment of non-complex and some complex patient
management with some turnover in assignment. Consistently
prioritizes work based on changes in patient condition, changes in
assignment and unanticipated interruptions. Identifies and utilizes
team resources to solve identified problems or needs. Collaborates
with the health care team in the organization of tasks and
activities for the patient's care from admission to discharge
according to the plan of care and to meet identified expected
outcomes. Works with other team members in delegating tasks and
activities appropriately. Provides goal-focused shift report.
Advocates with physicians on patient's behalf when necessary.
Utilizes communication and teamwork strategies aimed at promoting
high team performance and achieving optimal patient outcomes and
unit productivity. Chooses an appropriate and meaningful
communication style when interacting with others; gives and accepts
constructive feedback to/from peers.
- PATIENT EDUCATION FOCUS: Adapts teaching strategies
appropriately to meet the patient's/family's age specific needs.
Adapts teaching strategies based on patient's response, readiness
to learn and level of comprehension. Takes cultural, age-specific,
gender, and developmental factors into consideration when teaching
patients about procedures, illness, hospital experience, etc.
Ensures patient safety in the hospital environment by following
policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety Goals.
Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide
specialized education. Utilizes SVI patient education system and
other resources for patients and family members.
- PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT FOCUS: Actively participates in data
collection, analysis, problem solving and gives input on process
improvements and patient satisfaction. Assures that the care
provided is consistent with standards of care, evidence-based
practices, national patient safety goals, core measures and other
quality initiatives undertaken by the unit/hospital. Works with
interdisciplinary team in identifying opportunities for improvement
in patient care and patient/family satisfaction. Actively promotes
and achieves customer satisfaction.
Keywords: CARLE, Bloomington , LPN - Cardiac Med/Surg, Healthcare , Bloomington, Illinois
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