Firelands Regional Medical Center LPN IV in Sandusky, Ohio

Requisition Number

17-0594

Post Date

6/19/2017

Title

LPN IV

City

Sandusky

State

OH

Company

Firelands Regional Medical Center

Department

Dialysis O/P

Employment Type

Hourly Part Time

Work Hours

5:00am - 5:30pm

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY AND SCOPE

Provides nursing care to designated patients under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties. Provides to individuals and groups nursing care requiring the application of basic knowledge

of the biological, physical, behavioral, social, and nursing sciences. Utilizes nursing practice standards and evidence-based practices.

ACE OF HEARTS PLEDGE

The employee will demonstrate the ACE of Hearts Pledge, which involves being an accountable and collaborative team member; treating patients, families, and co-workers with dignity and respect; and ensuring that empathy and compassion are the basis for interactions

with all those served.

FUNCTIONS

Adherence to Medical Center/Department Policy

Maintains acceptable attendance records in accordance with FRMC policy.

Arrives to work punctually.

Follows dress code.

Observes confidentiality.

Adheres to safety policies.

Participates in continuing education.

Follows Department of Nursing and Medical Center policies and procedures.

Attends scheduled meetings.

Demonstrates service excellence and ACE.

Patient Care Coordination

Provides care for patients.

Utilizes the nursing process.

Collects data to assist in the assessment of the patient.

Assists in planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care.

Documents patient care.

Assists in instructing patient/family.

Assists with discharge planning.

Multi-tasking skills are needed.

Prioritizes patient’s needs.

Implements Patient Care

Quality assurance awareness and assists with data collection.

Administers medications.

Administers treatments.

Administers IVs according to FRMC policy

Delivers care for patients.

Information Processing and Documentation

Communicates patient information.

Documents information.

Charges for equipment and supplies.

Proficient in MIQS, the dialysis clinical and financial management software.

Care of Environment & Equipment

Maintains unit.

Maintains equipment.

Interpersonal Skills

Communicates with peers, other health team members, patients, and visitors.

Utilizes guest relations.

Maintains adaptability.

Supports unit team.

Reports problems and assists in resolving them.

Demonstrates service excellence and ACE.

ESSENTIAL TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Patient Care:

Provides direct patient care for assigned patients and assists in care of other patients as needed.

Performs all technical aspects of dialysis procedures for assigned patients as prescribed.

Responsible for accurate documentation of information related to patient treatment.

Responsible for reporting any significant information or change in patient conditions to the supervisor.

Administers medications as ordered to assigned patients and assists supervisor with administration of medications to other patients as needed.

Assists in the education of patients and family regarding renal disease, treatment options, medications, laboratory results, diet and access care.

Competency with all emergency operational procedures. Initiates CPR measures in the event of cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest. Responds to emergency situations related to dialysis.

Utilizes nursing practice standards and evidence-based practices, obtains patient information/data; assists in planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient’s care.

Technical:

Able to safely operate all dialysis related equipment. Able to provide minor troubleshooting.

Competency with all emergency equipment and ability to operate the equipment efficiently.

Staff-Related:

Acquires information and knowledge in current practice related to dialysis principles and techniques by participating in inservices.

Participates in staff training and orientation.

MINIMALLY REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Education:

Must be a graduate of an accredited program of practical nursing.

Training and/or Experience:

Must possess current hospital experience (within past five years) or be a new nursing graduate (within past two years). Nurses who do not meet this requirement must show proof of successful graduation from an approved refresher course.

Must be knowledgeable of technical application of nursing process.

Prefer minimum of one year’s experience in pertinent clinical area. Nurses who do not meet this requirement must obtain experience through competency based orientation (CBO).

Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification:

Must possess a current license as a Licensed Practical Nurse from the State of Ohio.

Must be currently certified in CPR (and recertified bi-annually).

Ohio Board of Nursing Certification in Intravenous Therapy.

Completion of required Firelands Regional Medical Center competencies.

Job Characteristics:

Provides nursing care to patients under direction of registered nurse.

Participates in department performance improvement activities as assigned and attends required training.

Represents FRMC to the community. Acts as an ambassador and advocate for FRMC.

Ability to maintain and project a positive impression of the Medical Center at all times.

Functions as a team member.

Capable of adapting to changing environment.

Equipment, Machines, Tools:

Knowledgeable about equipment used in pertinent clinical area (see unit-specific competency-based orientation [CBO], location of reference manuals, and resources for consultation.)

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

May be required to have a valid State of Ohio motor vehicle operator's license and insurable under Firelands' auto policy. Employee must provide proof of personal automobile liability insurance coverage upon request.

Ability to understand and effectively communicate in both written and oral form.

Ability to read and write small letters and numbers and perform complex arithmetic and financial application.

Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner and maintain an accident free work place, including ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of Medical Center emergency codes.

Ability to comply with OSHA regulations and CDC standard and transmission-based precaution recommendations and to utilize proper personal protective equipment. Ability to comply with provisions of applicable .S.D.S. forms.

Successful completion of a ninety (90) day get acquainted period.