Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Progressive Care Unit Full Time Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 7/2/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Sebring, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    7/2/2019
  • Job ID:
    19010276
  • Job Family
    Nursing
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Sebring Wauchula Lake Placid

Job Description


Description

LPN Progressive Care Unit AdventHealth Sebring

Location Address: 4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Sebring

  • Faith Based & Mission driven Facility
  • Largest Employer in the County
  • Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida’s oldest State Park
  • Close knit community with a home town family feel
  • 2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time, Day Shift

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Performs nursing care for assigned patients within the limitations of licensure and nursing department policy and licensure
  • 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 implements 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.  For example:
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Patient Care management dashboard
  • Real time documentation.
  • Reviews and updates task list during the shift, 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 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.
  • Participates as a member of a the Virtual Nurse Care Team that includes:  Virtual RN, bedside RN, and  CNA
  • 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 You Will Need:

  • Minimum of Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing

  • One year experience as an LPN (preferred)

  • Previous healthcare experience (preferred)

  • Previous experience in designated department (preferred)

  • Current Florida LPN license

  • IV Certification  within 90 days of employment

  • BLS – condition of employment

  • Basic EKG Class 

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of a registered nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides fundamental physical and psychological nursing care to patients as part of the multidisciplinary team in accordance with the hospital’s mission, physician and patient/s expectations. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) shall be responsible and accountable for making decisions that are based upon the individual’s educational preparation and experience in nursing.



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

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