Licensed Practical Nurse FT Nights in Sebring, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 11/10/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Sebring, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    11/10/2018
  • Job ID:
    18011444
  • Job Function
    Nursing
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    3 - Night
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Heartland

Job Description


Description
Work Hours/Shift
Full-Time/ Nights 


Florida Hospital Heartland

With three campuses serving communities in Sebring, Lake Placid and Wauchula, Florida Hospital is committed to providing premier health care services to the entire Heartland of Florida. Our philosophy of combining advanced medicine with hometown care makes our hospital the community’s first choice for healing.


Since our first hospital opened more than 60 years ago, we’ve steadily grown our facilities and capabilities to meet the growing needs of our community. We offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services and welcome you to learn more about our convenient, cutting-edge care. 

You will be responsible for:
  • Performs nursing care for assigned patients within the limitations of licensure and nursing department policy and licensure
  • Follows the principals of AIDET in all patient and family interactions.
  • Observe patient/family needs in relation to presenting problem, care needs, physical condition and learning need.
  • Observation on all patients and follow up as per policy
  • Identifies problems and / or nursing diagnosis and plans for nursing interventions.
  • Anticipates patient care problems and initiates corrective actions.
  • Recognizes abnormal diagnostic laboratory data, blood gas values, radiologic data and reports results to RN or physician
  • Recognizes the patient’s and family’s perception of hospitalization and health status.
  • Identifies the patient’s learning needs and implement appropriate measures to meet them including the family in the process.
  • Implements nursing actions to achieve patient care goals.
  • Consistently uses tools available in the electronic medical record to ensure patient safety and optimize patient care
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Real time documentation.
  • Reviews and updates task list at least every two hours including physician orders.
  • Performs bedside report using the EMR at each handoff report.
  • Establishes priorities of patient care based on the needs of the patient.
  • Implements a comprehensive patient care plan that includes baseline admission data, plans for treatment plans and goals for discharge.
  • Implements specific interventions, treatments, and medications as defined in the plan of care and documents outcomes.
  • Recognizes emergency situations and takes appropriate actions.
  • Complies with the National Patient Safety Standards regarding patient identification prior to all medications and treatments.
  • Accurately administers all medications in a safe manner displaying competence in the use of an automated dispensing machine where applicable. Educates patients and families regarding new medications including effects and side effects.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients and families.
  • Participate in the evaluation of quality of patient care and outcomes based on care and treatments administered
  • Participates in multidisciplinary patient care conferences.
  • Confirms patient’s understanding of care and treatments received.
  • Assists the patient care team with formulating the plan of care and updates according to policy.
  • Accepts responsibility for one’s own professional standards.
  • Accepts and adjusts to changes imposed by government regulations, consumer demands, professional organizations, and other external/internal forces.
  • Accepts responsibility for one’s own actions by initiating the incident report mechanisms.
  • Maintains current clinical, technical, professional competencies
  • Attends a minimum of 75% of scheduled staff meetings annually.
  • Attends mandatory hospital in-services
  • Complies with departmental, divisional and hospital policies and standards.
  • Copes with emergencies, staffing shortages, shift rotations and floating assignments.
  • Demonstrates awareness of the rising costs of health care and implements budgetary containment measures.
  • Maintains equipment in its proper working condition, identifies malfunctioning equipment and takes appropriate action.
  • Reviews current literature and available
  • Seek and accept constructive criticism and implement actions designed for self-improvement
  • Show’s self-direction and leadership by functioning without the need for close supervision
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications
What will you need:
  • Mental and emotional stability, demonstrating a courteous and calm approach to all contacts with patients, visitors, and health care team members.
  • Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.
  • Personal qualities such as kindness, compassion, understanding, integrity, respect, sense of humor, discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in English and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.
  • Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in English and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.
  • Critical thinking / problem solving skills
  • Minimum of Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Current Florida LPN license
  • IV Certification  within 90 days of employment
  • BLS – condition of employment
  • Previous healthcare experience (Preferred)
  • Previous experience in designated department (Preferred)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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