Provides and documents direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician.
Nursing care is guided by physician orders and the plan of care. Patient response to care is reported to a registered nurse or physician for evaluation, intervention and modification of the plan of care.
Assists other health care personnel in the delivery of patient care.
Participates in maintaining the environment of care including equipment and other material resources.
Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies and attending educational offerings. Supports the development of other staff and formal learners.
Participate sin the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and assists in performance improvement activities.
The LPN may administer medications that are with their scope of practice and organizational standards only if the following conditions are met: a) the LPN has received and satisfactorily completed a Board approved educational program which requires study and supervised clinical practice intended to provide training necessary for administering immunizing agents. b) A written order has been issued by a licensed physician pertaining to an individual patient or group of patients, c) the LPN has knowledge of the health system policies and has met competency training standards.
Supports clinical activities related to nursing and clinic flow and make recommendations to manager for improvement in quality and effectiveness of nursing care given.
Demonstrates commitment to patient safety by speaking up about safety issues and changing nursing practices to enhance safety. Shares errors through system reporting mechanisms, and demonstrates shared accountability for safe practices.
Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Additional Technical Requirements
Basic use of a computer (mouse, keyboard, printer, USB ports).
Basic use of Microsoft Office (Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and Skype).
Web browsing, intranet search, document access.
Use of shared network file space.
Basic use of patient facing technology. (e.g. IV pumps, point of care devices, CR monitors).
Navigation and use of clinical communication systems.
Determines the nature and extent of clinical information needed and uses the appropriate technology to access it.
Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
Evaluates information and its sources critically and appropriately incorporates it into clinical practice.
Evaluates outcomes of the use of information.
Information Management Literacy
Navigation of the electronic health record system.
Ability to locate and review specific patient data in various clinical information systems.
Effectively uses clinical decision support tools.
Understands policies and procedures, confidentiality, security, and privacy regulations regarding the use of clinical information systems.
Ability to collect clinical data using quality improvement tools.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Licensed Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or in the State of New Jersey, depending on the assigned work location.
CPR Certification issued through an organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross)
Required Education and Experience
Required Education: Nursing Diploma
Two (2) years' experience in the medical field.