JOB SUMMARY: Provides direct and indirect patient care with the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Is responsible for ensuring continuity of care between shifts by understanding patient needs, supervising auxiliary staff and carrying out physician’s orders for a designated group of patients.
Adheres to Brodstone Memorial Hospital’s (BMH) Healthcare’s Mission, Vision and Values.
Adheres to Brodstone Memorial Hospital’s (BMH) Service Excellence Standards.
Adheres to the standards of nursing care and the policies and procedures of the hospital and Nursing Department in accordance with the scope of practice of the state of Nebraska.
Participates in assessment of patient needs and implements plan of nursing care based on the assessment and goals established by the health care team and communicates changes in prescribed plan of care to RN. Utilizes nursing care plans/standards in delivery and documentation of patient care.
Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to RN including patients’ behavioral and psychological status and records those observations accurately and concisely.
Provides direct nursing care to patients as assigned by the Charge Nurse.
Receives report and makes observations on all assigned patients at the beginning of the shift.
Demonstrates knowledge of medications and administers medications according to policy/procedure and documents time, type, amount, etc. on patients’ chart.
Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
Performs and documents treatments and procedures as ordered by the physician and/or as instructed and supervised by the RN and in accordance with current policy/procedure.
Prepares patients for surgery, cares for patients’ pre and post-operatively and assists in maintaining therapeutic regimes.
Participates in nursing care conferences, development of nursing care plans, and change of shift report to ensure continuity of patient care.
Assists physicians with exams, treatments and dressing changes when applicable.
Makes frequent nursing rounds on patients to assess any change in condition.
Informs immediate supervisor of needed supplies and equipment or malfunction of equipment.
Demonstrates knowledge and responsibility in care and use of equipment and supplies.
Ability to operate computer systems applicable to assigned duties.
Participates in economical utilization of supplies and ensures that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.
Establishes and maintains communication and utilizes teaching opportunities with patients, and other significant individuals as provided by Educational Services.
Recognizes life threatening situations and responds to emergency situations appropriately.
Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment. Follows Standard Precautions as prescribed in hospital policies/procedures.
Active participation in committees for improvement of nursing care recommended.
Consistently supports the Compliance Program and participates in ongoing monitoring of activities with respect to compliance related issues.
As part of your job function you will need to access Patient Health Information for treatment, hospital operations or payment purposes. See hospital department policy and procedure for access granted for this job function.
Keeps all patient information confidential and respects patients’ privacy.
Communicates with patients, visitors, and staff in a courteous manner.
Observes, evaluates and documents care given as well as the patients’ physical and emotional condition, response to drugs or treatments, including side effects, desired response and contraindications according to hospital policy/procedures.
Allocates time spent in the various areas of care daily when clocking out.
Attends staff meetings, in-services, workshops and seminars, other appropriate learning experiences, maintaining ongoing education to upgrade professional skills and ensure nursing licensure.
Activates Fire or Disaster Plans in the event of actual fire, disaster or drill.
Makes patient referrals to social service as needed.
Assures continuity of nursing care through such vehicles as shift report and nursing care plans.
Maintains an attractive and comfortable environment for patients with special consideration to cleanliness of room.
Has ability to work with a variety of patients, regardless of various racial, ethnic or sociological background or disability.
May be assigned as staffing requires to all areas of care including Medical/Surgical, Skilled care, Obstetrical, Nursery, Emergency Room or OP Services in addition to above duties and responsibilities.
Abides by the policies and procedures of the facility. Standards of conduct in the Compliance Plan and participates in ongoing monitoring of activities with respect to compliance, and abides by the Service Excellence Standards.
Attends and participates in departmental meetings / in-services, BMH quality improvement program, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate from accredited School of practical nursing.– Required
Completed approved LPN - C certification course. - Required
1-2 year of experience. - Preferred
CERTIFICATE, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Current Nebraska Licensed Practical Nurse license. - Required
Current certification in IV techniques as approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing. - Required
CPR certification within 90 days after employment. - Required
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