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Inpatient LPN - Medical Oncology Specialty Unit

Company: Carle Health
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assumes responsibilities for the direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) in patient care departments. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the LPN scope of practice as defined by the Illinois Board of Nursing. The LPN will be paired with an RN. LPN tasks may include oral meds, IV piggyback meds, trach care, dressing changes, documentation on assessments and care plans after the RN has completed the first assessment and initiated the care plan and working in the central telemetry room.









Qualifications:




EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Diploma (Not HS) in Practical Nursing

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Illinois upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
her Requirements
monstrates compassion and caring in dealing with others. Ability to work cooperatively and follow direction in order to meet the needs of the patient, family and department. Demonstrates clinical knowledge in providing care for patients. Must complete telemetry training and competency.









Essential Functions:




  • Provide direct nursing care to patients under the supervision of a registered nurse. Nursing care is guided by the provider orders and the nursing plan of care within the LPN scope of practice.
  • Reports patient response to care to registered nurse for evaluation, intervention and modification of the plan of care.
  • Ensures documentation of care is complete and accurate.
  • Passes all medications, hangs IV piggybacks and fluids, excluding IV Push meds.
  • Charts assessments on assigned patients, given that an RN has charted the initial assessment.
  • Charts on care plans, which the RN has opened. As needed will have RN open new care plans.
  • Communicates with physicians/APPs to receive orders and coordinate care for patient.
  • Complete dressing changes as needed.
  • Completes trach care as needed.
  • Insert and care for NG tube and feedings through NG tube.
  • Reinforce education and discharge instructions.
    • Cares for medical and surgical patients according to established unit standards.
    • Ability to read and respond to EKGs in the central telemetry room.









      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: human.resources@carle.com.



      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted. With an approved exemption, healthcare workers must do weekly testing and verify a negative COVID-19 test.























Keywords: Carle Health, Bloomington , Inpatient LPN - Medical Oncology Specialty Unit, Other , Bloomington, Illinois

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