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LPN - Long Term Care

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Job ID: 146
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a LPN - Long Term Care for a Full Time, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $24.35, more depending on experience.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.


JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of an RN, the LPN provides direct nursing care, within the scope of their license, to patients as directed by the physicians and other healthcare providers. Cooperative decision making is expected in the execution of duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Implement and evaluate patient care under the supervision of an RN. Participates in the development of a patient-specific care plan.

Provide direct patient care including administering of medications and treatments as prescribed.

Document patient care in health record according to department standards.

Delegates, prioritizes, requests and accepts guidance and assistance from others to assure delivery of care in a safe and timely manner.

Ensures own professional effectiveness through continued education and professional development.

Assists in the transporting of patients, specimens, supplies and equipment and in the maintenance and stocking of supplies and equipment to assure optimal functioning of the department. 

May triage patient phone calls, counsel patients, providing patient education, taking patient histories, administering prescribed medications, changing dressings, cleaning wounds and monitoring patient vital signs.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise designated)

EDUCATION:

Graduate of an accredited State Board of Nursing LPN program.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

A minimum of one year clinical experience as an LPN preferred. 

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Current licensure as an LPN in the state in which nurse will be practicing.

Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC may be required within a standard grace from hire or transfer period, as specified in the PeaceHealth Policy Resuscitation Training Completion Requirements, or upon hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

Basic computer skills required including familiarity with MS Office applications

Must have cooperative working and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of patients, families and staff.

Must be well organized, detail oriented, flexible and able to function independently.

Proficient with IV’s

ALASKA LONG TERM CARE PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

Work requires moderate physical exertion 34 to 65% of the time.

Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.

Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Work requires frequent exposure to conditions involving minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments such as syringes or lancets. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more. 

Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 66% of work time).

Referral Bonus Eligible

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