25 days old

LPN

Beacon Health System
South Bend, IN 46601
  • Job Code
    204819
Reports to the Nursing Director or designee. Applies the nursing process utilizing Relationship Based Care framework. Establishes strong patient family relationships. Collaborates with other professional, clinical and ancillary staff in providing quality care to patients. Displays strong teamwork. Exhibits self-care and self-knowing in order to be empathetic and compassionate with every interaction.

Nursing Purpose: To ensure safe, compassionate, innovative patient centered care, promote and engage in the advancement of evidenced-based nursing practice, create a culture of collaboration, professionalism and a healthy work environment.
MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS

  • MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
  • VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
  • SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.
Caring and Healing Environment:
  • Exhibits self-care as evidenced by balancing workload and scheduling lunch breaks.
  • Schedules and utilizes vacation days to renew/refresh as appropriate.
  • Recognizes stress or situational frustration while on duty and takes respite time as appropriate.
  • Care of team and care of patients/families' present in core values/standards of behavior.
Leadership:
  • Accepts accountability and responsibility to address issues and conflicts. Follows up with unit manager and/or director as needed.
  • Acts as a role model and assists in the orientation of new employees as requested
Teamwork:
  • Communicate, collaborate, and function with other members of the health team to provide safe and effective care.
  • Collaborative rounds with physicians.
  • Clear, concise communication of patient condition using nursing tools during all hand offs including bedside report.
  • Participates in shift briefs, debriefs, and huddles to improve communication, patient care, and teamwork.
  • Delegates and supervises only those nursing measures which the nurse knows, or should know, that another person is prepared, qualified, or licensed to perform.
  • Fosters a sense of trust and collaboration among team members and other departments.
Professional Practice:
  • Accepts responsibility for individual nursing actions and continued competence.
  • Takes ownership and pride in their job.
  • Respects the dignity and rights of the patient regardless of socioeconomic status, personal attributes, or nature of health problem.
  • Maintains each patient's right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated by law to disclose the information.
  • Retains professional accountability for nursing care when delegating nursing intervention.
Patient Care Delivery:
  • Under the direction/supervision of a Registered Nurse
  • Implements the nursing plan of care.
  • Implements strategies to provide for patient and family participation in health, promotion, maintenance, and restoration.
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills and employs the use of the teach-back method.
  • Keeps patients/families informed and answers call lights promptly.
  • Initiate nursing actions to assist the patient to maximize his/her health capabilities.
  • Provide nursing care without discrimination on the basis of diagnosis, age, sex, race, creed, or color.
  • Administers medications, monitors IV and blood transfusions, monitors vital signs and performs routine treatments and procedures. Performs phlebotomy as directed by the needs of the department.
  • Maintains patients records and charts, recording pertinent information, medications, treatments administered, treatment response and initiating patient incident reports as needed
  • Reinforces patient teaching and discharge instructions.
Resource Driven Practice:
  • Seeks education resources and create learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for his/her continuing competence in nursing practice and individual growth.
  • Including continuing education, council and committee participation, and process improvement activities.
  • Seek education and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing practice techniques.
  • Demonstrates prompt shift arrival and meets all attendance standards.
Outcomes:
  • In conjunction with the Registered Nurse, evaluates patient achievement of goals and when necessary, alters and establishes strategies to meet revisions in the patient's plan of care.
  • Conducts purposeful rounding to assess, evaluate, and anticipate needs.
  • Participates in the review and evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Receives patient feedback via call backs, leader rounds, or surveys.
  • Documentation is thorough and follows core measure guidelines.
  • Completes other job related duties and projects as assigned.
Performs other functions to maintain personal competence and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department by:
  • Completing other job-related duties and projects as assigned.
ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Associate complies with the following organizational requirements:

  • Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared.
  • Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.
  • Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.
  • Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.
  • Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BCLS (CPR) and other certifications as required by position/department.
  • Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.
  • Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.
  • Complies with established organization and department policies.
  • Available to work overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required.
Commitment to Beacon's six-point Operating System, referred to as The Beacon Way:
  • Leverage innovation everywhere.
  • Cultivate human talent.
  • Embrace performance improvement.
  • Build greatness through accountability.
  • Use information to improve and advance.
  • Communicate clearly and continuously.

Education and Experience
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of an LPN accredited school of nursing. Must have a current license to practice as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Indiana. A minimum of 1 to 2 years of job-related experience is preferred.
Knowledge & Skills
  • Demonstrates a high level of knowledge and competency while participating in patient interdisciplinary planning as well as performing nursing care procedures, assessments, treatment and techniques under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  • BLS within 90 days of obtaining position.
  • Requires strong analytical and organizational skills necessary to participate in the implementation of plans of patient care/education in changing patient situations with recognition of actual and potential problems, patient/family involvement and the collection of data related to unit nursing care concerns.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive therapeutic relationships with patients and families and effective working relationships with staff, physicians and others.
  • Requires team member skills in order to provide constructive feedback to peers regarding nursing issues, and participates in unit and hospital based decision making. Demonstrates flexibility and ability to adapt and support change.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner.
  • Requires general working knowledge of the normal growth, development, related behaviors, needs, comfort, and range of treatments appropriate to the age (including, adolescent, adult, and geriatric) and diagnosis of patient served to support the provision of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Requires an understanding of the need to be responsive and reasonably adaptable for scheduling purposes, when necessary, due to extenuating circumstances in support of co-workers and department functions.
  • Requires the ability to work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse; takes initiative and demonstrates the ability to be self-motivated.
  • Demonstrates basic computer knowledge and skills.
  • Functions within the legal boundaries of Indiana Nurse Practice Act based on the knowledge of statutes and rules governing nursing.
Working Conditions
  • Works in a patient care environment requiring physical exertion, frequent changes in job demands, and certain undesirable patient care activities.
  • May be exposed to bio-hazards and blood borne pathogens.
Physical Demands
  • Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.






Posted: 2022-11-11 Expires: 2022-12-10
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