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Ambulatory Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Mercy Health Lima Specialty Float - Full Time - Days/After

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Lima
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health
Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
Under the direction of a Licensed Professional (e.g., Physician or Nurse Practitioner), the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the delivery of patient care utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment, identifying and determining the priority of patient's problems/needs, and evaluating the process and outcome of nursing care. The LPN coordinates, provides, and directs patient teaching activities and coordinates the care provided by health team members. The LPN complies to all documentation standards within the scope of the Medical Assistant and the LPN role.

Essential Job Functions
Analyzes the assessment data, evaluates patient's condition, and collaborates with the provider to develop and maintain the patient's plan of care.
Provides education to patients, families, and staff members, in conjunction with other healthcare entities, under the direction of the provider or manager.
Coordinates the care of the patient with other healthcare entities according to the patient's plan of care.
Administers medications in a safe manner, which is consistent with the organizations policies and procedures as well as the state requirements with which they are licensed in.
LPNs in a lead position serve as subject matter experts and clinical and professional mentors within the practice.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Licensing/Certification
Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) from the state of employment (required)
BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (required)

Education
None

Work Experience
1 year of clinical patient care experience (preferred)

Training
EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred)

Language

Skills
Take and document vital signs
Room patients
Monitor patient conditions during in-office treatment(s)
Document patients' medical records
Administer medications/vaccinations within scope
Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care
Manage patient messages and communications (e.g., in-basket, MyChart messages)
Schedule tests and appointments
Telephonic patient triage
Attention to detail
Acceptance of authority
Critical thinking
Communication with family members
Collaboration
Teamwork
Conflict resolution
Active listening
Relationship building
Time management skills
Dependability
Adaptability
Flexibility
Accountable

Working Conditions
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
May be required to use physical restraints
May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*
May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*
May have periods of constant interruptions
Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

Physical Requirements
Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%
Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Stoop/Kneel 0%
Crawling 0%
Climbing 1-33%
Balance 1-33%
Bending 34-66%
Sitting 34-66%
Walking 34-66%
Standing 34-66%

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Maneuver weight of patients
Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
Reach above shoulder
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Finger Dexterity
Color Vision
Acuity - far
Acuity - near
Depth perception
Use of latex products
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
Exposure to moving mechanical parts
Exposure to dust/fumes
Exposure to potential electrical shock
Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
Exposure to high pitched noises
Gaseous risk exposure

Patient Population
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.
Neonates (0-4 weeks)
Infant (1-12 months)
Pediatrics (1-12 years)
Adolescents (13-17 years)
Adults (18-64 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older) Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We'll also reward your hard work with:
Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
Paid time off
Educational Assistance
And much more
S cheduled Weekly Hours:
40 Work Shift:
Days/Afternoons Department:
Administration - St. Rita's Professional Services
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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