Perry County Memorial Hospital

LPN IV CERTIFIED

  • Perry County Memorial Hospital
  • 434 N. West Street Perryville Missouri 63775 United States
  • Mar 06, 2017
Full-Time Nursing

Job Description

  • POSITION SUMMARY
    • Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Missouri Licensing required.
  • ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    This section reviews the employee’s performance of the responsibilities outlined in his/her specific job description. For each, select the rating that best describes the overall completion of that responsibility. This Section’s weight equals 25%.

    • Provide basic patient care and treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, assessing and providing appropriate treatment for various wounds, giving enemas or douches, massaging, or performing catheterizations.
    • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
    • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
    • Assemble and use equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.
    • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on patients' charts.
    • All other duties as assigned.
  • SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
    • Skills:
      • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
      • Speaking - Talking is essential in instructing and supervising nursing personnel, communicating physician orders and addressing patient/family needs and/or requests.
      • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
      • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
      • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
      • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
    • Attributes:
      • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
      • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
      • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
      • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
      • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
      • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
    • Graduated from an accredited LPN program. One year hospital LPN experience preferred.