Company :Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
4 West – Medical Surgical Unit:
36 bed medical-surgical unit including a 4 bed bariatric surgery recovery area. 4 West specializes in the care of post-operative patients from adolescence to adulthood in addition to caring for patients with variety of diagnoses and levels of care relating to all body systems including diabetes management, cellulitis, wound/ostomy care, and failure to thrive in the older adult.
Jefferson Hospital has Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence, private patient rooms, and a generous benefit package (for full-time and part-time status employees).
Allegheny Health Network
At AHN, employees trust working together and place patients at the center of all they do. This 9 Hospital system, a part of Highmark Health, is transforming the future of healthcare by providing highly effective services to customers, patients and communities. AHN has commitment and dedication to being inclusive, valuing fresh perspectives, and offering the best growth and educational opportunities to employees.
This job is a member of the direct care healthcare team and is responsible for providing care to patients and families under the direction of the registered nurse.
- Performs general nursing care within the LPN scope of practice. (30%)
- Assists with the preparation of equipment and assists the clinical provider (registered nurse, advanced practice nurse and/or physician) during treatment, examination, and testing of patients. (20%)
- Collects assessment data, prepares patient for examination and documents clinical information on patient record and reports any changes in patients condition to the registered nurse, advanced practice nurse or physician. (20%)
- Orders diagnostic tests as directed by the clinical provider (registered nurse, advanced practice nurse and/or physician) and gathers diagnostic tests and/or examines results prior to physician/clinical provider assessment. (20%)
- Schedules procedures and obtains authorizations, as necessary, under the direction/oversight of the registered nurse. Assists nursing and medical staff with basic medical tasks such as administering medications, blood and tissue collection and/or other laboratory specimens; prepare patients for testing. (20%)
- Other duties as assigned or requested. (10%)
- High School/GED
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) -OR- have applied for a temporary practice permit and must obtain LPN within six (6) months of hire.
- Knowledge of EPIC documentation and assessment process
- 1 year in healthcare
- PALS or ACLS
- State approved IV course certification.
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