Float LPN - Department of Primary & Specialty Care, FT

JOB SUMMARY

Provides direct/indirect patient care utilizing the nursing process within the environment of the department. Applies critical thinking skills to assure the delivery of safe, quality, age specific care. Documents accurately and in a timely manner. Communicates and collaborates with other healthcare team members. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures; regulatory accrediting body requirements; and professional practice standards.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Current knowledge of the nursing role and scope of practice as defined by the State of Ohio Nurse Practice Act and the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  • Current knowledge of American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics.
  • Effective problem solving, decision-making, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Positive customer service skills.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collects data on patient’s condition based upon interview of patient and/or family, physician’s diagnosis and data, diagnostic results, and relevant data from other healthcare providers.
  • Collaborate and communicated effectively with team members and other healthcare providers to coordinate the medical and nursing pace of care.
  • Delivers safe nursing interventions in an organized, efficient, and prioritized manner to address identified needs.
  • Evaluates/re-evaluates patient’s response to nursing interventions and patient’s progress to expected outcome(s).
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with team members, physicians, and other healthcare providers to coordinate the medical and nursing plans of care.
  • Accepts delegated responsibilities within scope of practice.
  • Delegates responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Documents all aspects of patient care and maintains patient records and care plans in a timely manner.
  • Provides patients and family members with relevant health care education and instructions regarding treatments and procedures.
  • Assist in the orientation and training of new and tenured personnel, reassigned student nurses, Patient Care Assistants, and Medical Assistants; serves as a preceptor when requested.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of disaster/emergency procedures and responds appropriately.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual knowledge, skills, performance and behavior in accordance with applicablestandards of care and policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes measures to promote and maintain patient, visitor and personnel safety.
  • Maintains patient, employee, physician, and organization confidentiality; respects the rights, privacy, and property of others.
  • Demonstrates the appropriate use of infection control principles and personal protection equipment.
  • Supports the mission, values, and vision of the organization.
  • Will remain in float pool for 1 year from hire date before transferring within the department. 
Requirements Include: 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited program for nursing education with a current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State of Ohio required.
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) certification required.
  • Two (2) years minimum clinical experience required.
  • Previous physician office practice experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with all payors preferred
Job Specifics
Department: 
Department of Primary & Specialty Care
Status: 
Shift: 
Variable (1st shift)
Average Weekly Hours: 
40
Contact: 
Employment Specialists
Phone Number: 
740.393.9021 or 740.393.9822
E-Mail Address: 
careers@knoxcommhosp.org
Posting Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020