NHC Fort Oglethorpe Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Part Time in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

DEPARTMENT::

Nursing

SHIFT::

All Shifts

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR::

Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Registered Nurse Managers

RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING: :

Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

POSITION SUMMARY::

Supports the mission of NHC. Exemplifies “The Better Way” through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS::

Health – Ability to meet performance requirements:

Education and Training::

  • Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State.
  • Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
  • Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision Job Knowledge and Capabilities::

  • Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.

  • Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
  • Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs
  • Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
  • Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills. PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS::

Physical Demands::

  • Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
  • Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis
  • Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day
  • Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests
  • Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired
  • Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required::

  • Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revisions of individualized plans of care.

  • Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement to participate in decision making.
  • Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
  • Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
  • Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients’ condition
  • Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed.
  • Assist with admitting patients and processing of physician orders as required.
  • Assist with hiring and supervision and participates in the orientation of new nursing partners
  • Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
  • Assist physician during rounds
  • Supervise nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
  • Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients
  • Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
  • Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave
  • Perform weekly skin assessments, incident reports, nursing summaries, recording of patient weights, alert charting, daily skilled nurses notes and other documentation as assigned.
  • Relieve other shifts if needed.
  • Participate in ON-CALL Program
  • Attend in-service education programs and participates in Silver Chair Training, as assigned, to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
  • Leads by example and performs hands on care, answers call lights and assist C.N.A.’s in their duties when needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned Other Demands::

  • Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients.

  • Patience and tact in dealing with patients.
  • Review and practice the promises of NHC’s Better Way expectations.
  • Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
  • Subject to night, weekend and holiday duty.
  • Able to establish and maintain relationships with patients, family members, and other center personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.