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LPN - LGMD Orthopedic Clinic - Full Time

Company: Lafayette General Health
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Location: LGMD - Orthopedic ClinicEmployment Status: FTSUMMARY: The Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care according to the physicians' orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The LPN will assist in maintaining a safe, neat and clean physical enviroment in the unit. Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the LPN is proficient in performing supportive patient care and reports the patient's signs, symptoms and any unusual occurrences.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:* The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of the Registered Nurse* Obtains information to contribute to an accurate and current patient assessment, patient care and discharge plan* Delivers compassionate care to patients and supports members of the patient's family* Includes the patient and caregivers in this process to obtain accurate information/history and contributes to the RN's assessment* Evaluates the patient's needs, reports findings in a timely manner, evaluates the patient frequently to determine changes in condition/needs and performs basic nursing monitoring skills, as well as contributes to a current patient assessment-I&O, IV, VS* Gathers information appropriately using sound nursing assessment skills, proper interviewing techniques and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team in discharge planning* Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice* Accurately performs current practice standards and performs basic nursing skills in a competent manner* Administers medication correctly and carries out orders promptly* Is responsible for accurately documenting patient care in a timely manner being attentive to detail when documenting procedures, medication, IV maintenance and abnormal findings* Should demonstrate knowledge of disease process, recognize abnormal conditions and reports valid patient care conditions and changes* Provides patient care in an organized manner, utilizing knowledge of nursing process-assessments, planning, interventions and evaluations* Under the direction of the direction of the RN, the LPN will interpret the information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to the age-specific needs* Provides individualized health education to the patient and caregivers to specifically meet the patient's needs related to the current diagnosis* The education process is from admission through discharge and includes all age groups pertaining to the patient population served* Provides care in a safe and therapeutic environment* LPNs assigned to Hyperbarics Department: Properly operates the T Com machine, the laser Doppler and CBG machine. Under the supervision of the RN, the LPN also participates in wound care management, assists the physician with debridements, biopsies and suture set up as well as performing wound photography and documentingEDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:* Maintains current licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Louisiana* CPT Certification* IV TherapyQualification Requirements:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior

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