Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse will provide direct patient care, meeting both psychological and physical needs of the patients in accordance with physiciansâ?? orders, JCAHO, OSHA, nursing and department guidelines. The LPN fulfills these duties to contribute to the continuity and quality of care which fosters the best interest and well-being of all patients and their families.
Conduct and document a thorough assessment of each patientâ??s medical status upon admission and throughout the patientâ??s course of treatment.
Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, assist in the implementation of the patientâ??s treatment plan.
Provide routine nursing services for patients as directed by the Registered Nurse/Nursing Supervisor.
Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines.
Complete required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
Provide regular patient status updates to appropriate personnel.
Attend and participate in department/facility meetings, as required.
Act in compliance with hospital, regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.
Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
High School diploma or equivalent, required
Completion of an approved course of Practical or Vocational Nursing study, required
Valid license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of practice, required
Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, required
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.