LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - RESPIRATORY CARE UNIT

  • Hospital for Special Care
  • 2150 Corbin Ave New Britain Connecticut 06053 United States
  • Posted: Apr 18, 2019
Part-time Nursing

Job Description

  • QUALIFICATIONS
    • Required: Graduate of an accredited licensed practical nurse program
    • Required: Current licensure as a licensed practical nurse in the State of Connecticut
    • Preferred: Valid/Current CPR certification- required within three months of employment
    • Preferred: Minimum one year LPN experience in a medical/surgical or long-term care setting.
  • JOB SUMMARY
    • Under the direction of a registered nurse, the licensed practical nurse and graduate practical nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves collecting data, collaborating with the RN in the planning of patient care, implementing the plan, and assisting in the evaluation of outcomes.
  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Assists the registered nurse, as delegated, in collecting data within scope of practice.
    • Collaborates with RN in formation of a goal directed plan of care which is prioritized and based on anticipated patient outcomes.
    • Collaborates with RN information of discharge plan which is consistent with the patient’s progression through the continuum of care.
    • Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize patient care.
    • Demonstrated competency in psychomotor skills.
    • Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policy and protocol.
    • Provides direct care that recognizes differences and needs of patients with an awareness of specific disabilities, age, developmental levels, and cultural background.
    • Recognizes changes in patient’s condition and communicates changes to RN.
    • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
    • Identifies and utilizes appropriate resources to deliver patient care.
    • Collaborates with RN and physician/physician assistant/APRN in order to evaluate or revise a patient’s medical plan of care.
    • Plans for discharge/education needs and provides necessary materials, referrals and resources to patient/family/caregivers.
    • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team and/or external agencies to ensure effective discharge outcomes.
    • Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards including documentation of medication administration.
    • Completes documentation of all patient data collected, plan of care, interventions, education, interdisciplinary communication and patient outcomes in collaboration with RN as needed.
    • Participates in the admission, discharge and transfer process.
    • Performs assigned patient care activities according to Hospital for Special Care standards.
    • Utilizes and adheres to nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies and protocols.
    • Completes assignments within required time frame.
    • Attends staff meetings.
    • Adheres to guidelines and standards of regulatory agencies.
    • Participates as a resource to unit staff and students on clinical affiliations.
    • Attends educational inservice/conferences (internal/external) to further knowledge.