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No experience
Employment Type:
Part time
Posted:
8/22/2019
Job Category:
Nursing
Licensed Practical Nurse - Days (Part-Time)
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Job Description

Description

Are you a caring and compassionate Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with a special place in your heart for the older geriatric population? Are you passionate about leading others and being a role model of professional nursing practices?

If you are searching for an opportunity to be challenged as a nurse and feel the rewards and benefits of doing so, our Skilled Nursing Unit at UPMC Cole could be the perfect fit for you! We are a 44 bed unit and we provide short or long term rehabilitative resident programs in our state of the art facility!

As a nurse, you dedicate yourself to caring for others every day. In return, we want to care for you! With outstanding medical coverage, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, and exciting new offerings like paid parental leave, UPMC offers a Total Rewards package that's valued a substantial 20% higher than other health care employers in the regions we serve! We value work life balance and have a wellness center on our hospital's campus that includes a sauna, exercise equipment, pool and massage therapist! Apply today to learn more about our rewarding opportunities!

Responsibilities:

* Adheres to the standards of nursing care and the policies and procedures of the hospital and Nursing Department including nursing philosophy, mission, vision and values.
* Records and reports all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient-s condition to the Registered Nurse.
* Assists with rehabilitation of patients in accordance with the medical care plan under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
* Answers call lights; assists patients with personal hygiene and other activities of daily living.
* Maintains an attractive and comfortable environment for patients with special consideration given to cleanliness of room, ventilation and lighting.
* Provides for patients safety and safe care of valuables.
* A Practical Nurse who has taken a basic arrhythmia class and completed the competency will be expected to do telemetry monitoring in the ICU, if floated there.
* Performs telemetry monitoring, as required.
* Administers medications to assigned patients and/or to all patients assigned to a team. Administer IV medications after having satisfactorily the facility approved IV medication course.
* Assists in orientation of new staff.
* Possesses strong customer service-focus.Promotes effective interpersonal relationships and positive attitudes among patient care team.
* Participates in the economical utilization of supplies and ensures that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.
* Possesses skills necessary to provide care/services appropriate to the age of the patients served.
* Involved in surveillance and ensuring the patient safety culture at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Reports patient safety concerns and events.
* Exhibits accountability and contributes to patient safety.
* Assesses and monitors patient-s level and response to pain.
* Assists doctor with examinations, treatments, special tests and procedures as directed by the Registered Nurse.
* Assists in admitting, discharging and transferring patients.
* Educates patients in pain management and its impact on patient outcome.
* Participates in team conferences, development of nursing care plans and team and shift reports, facility committees as assigned.

Qualifications

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

About University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is the largest integrated health care enterprise in Pennsylvania and one of the leading nonprofit medical centers in the country. It is one of only 14 hospitals nationwide to earn "honor roll" status in U.S. News & World Report's 2006 "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Widely recognized for its innovations in patient care, research, technology and health care management, UPMC has transformed the economic landscape in western Pennsylvania. The region's largest employer, with 48,000 employees and nearly $7 billion in revenue, UPMC comprises 20 tertiary, specialty and community hospitals, 400 outpatient sites and doctors' offices, retirement and long-term care facilities, an insurance plan, and international ventures. Nearly 5,000 physicians are affiliated with UPMC, including more than 2,300 employed physicians.