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LPN Labor and Delivery Mercy Health St. Joseph

Job ID: 4671564
Updated: December 6, 2018
Geographic Location: Youngstown
Department: Labor and Delivery
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Afternoons
Standard Hours: 32

Job Summary

MISSION:

The mission of Mercy Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with emphasis on people who are poor and under-served.

 

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Main Accountability the Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) works under the direction of a RN and with his/her team partner(s) to provide direct patient care. As a member of the Statement:

 

Patient Care Team, the LPN is trained to perform a wide range of essential patient services including designated medication/intravenous administration.

 

The LPN performs a variety of basic age-specific duties to assist in the care of the patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN). All clinical care will be done under the direction of the RN who has determined appropriate tasks for delegation. The LPN makes observations as directed by the RN and reports deviations to the RN. Under the direction of the RN, the LPN delegates nursing tasks to non-licensed personnel.

 

Qualifications - Minimum

EDUCATION:

High School Diploma/GED

 

Current license in State of Ohio (Licensed Practical Nurse)

 

Completed pharmacology, medication administration.

 

IV therapy course, or must successfully complete IV therapy course during orientation.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Entry position. 

 

Orientation program is provided.

 

Computer literacy.

 

Basic CPR.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Follows general instructions.

 

Understands several defined work routines

 

Reads various references, extracts information, and applies basic arithmetic functions.

 

Follows general instructions.

 

Understands several defined work routines

 

Reads various references, extracts information, and applies basic arithmetic functions.

 

May operate basic equipment/machinery

 

Impact is generally focused on immediate work area. May also affect closely related activities in other work units or teams on a temporary basis.

 

Influence is indirect and supportive in nature.

 

Accountability is restricted.

 

Activities are usually assigned by others.

 

Coordinates work with others.

 

Conveys detailed, routine information/

 

Provides written responses in standard format to others knowledgeable about subject. Knowledgeable

 

Requires listening skills to maintain cooperative associations.

 

PRINCIPAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Works under the direction of the RN to observe and contribute to the plan, implementation, and evaluation of patient care.

 

Performs general patient care including, but not limited to:  bathing, mouth care, changing linens, dressing patient, back rubs, elimination, hygiene, and other skills as defined on the Orientation Competency Checklist.

 

Demonstrates competency in providing age appropriate care to defined patient population based on unit/area’s scope of service.

 

Performs electrocardiogram (ECG) as appropriate.

 

Performs urinary catheterizations and enemas.  Whenever possible, a male LPN will perform these procedures for male patients and a female LPN will perform these procedures for female patients.

 

Obtains and records vital signs, height, and weight.

 

Performs designated bedside lab tests.

 

Performs computer order/entry functions as appropriate.

 

Anticipates patient’s needs and responds in a timely manner to patient and other caregiver requests.

 

Performs venipunctures for blood collection.

 

Lifts, ambulates, and transports patients. Seeks assistance as needed.

 

Collects specimens/cultures (i.e., urine, sputum, throat, and wound) and ensures timely transport of specimens to the lab.

 

Observes patient’s responses and reports any adverse reactions or other pertinent information to Registered Nurse and Physician.

 

Performs wound care as directed by the RN.

 

Initiates emergency procedures when necessary.

 

Transcribes and implements physician orders as appropriate.

 

Accurately charts patient information following the guidelines for charting by standards.

 

Positions patient and performs range of motion.  Assists physical therapist as needed.

 

Provides friendly assistance to patient’s family members and visitors.

 

Answers phone courteously and quickly addresses the caller’s needs.

 

Accompanies and assists physicians with diagnostic procedures.

 

Participates in performance improvement activities.

 

Assists with patient teaching and discharge planning.

 

Acts as a liaison and support person for family members.

 

Administers medications and performs IV therapy as governed by licensure, training, and validation of competency.

 

Works overtime as needed.

 

Assists in the orientation of new employees.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Inventories unit and determines supply needs as assigned. Conveys needs to appropriate personnel.

  

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

Hours

Hours per pay period: 64

Hours: 3:00pm to 11:30pm

Every other weekend every other holiday BLS Neonatal resuscitation.

Scrub experience (will teach) for C-sections done in department.

 

Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: Afternoons, Job Schedule: Full-Time

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to  abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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