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LPN 4 West 7a-7p

Company: Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.
Location: Madisonville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:

Performs as a member of the health care team to assist the professional nurse in meeting the goal of individualized care by performing designated elements of patient care and/or unit activities. Holds IV certification that meets Kentucky Board of nursing criteria.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.




Observation - Assessment - in participation with the Registered Nurse


Development and Modification of Plan of Care


Medication Administration and IV Therapy


Maintains safe environment


Performs professional responsibilities


Accountable for accuracy and completion of all documentation requirements


Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job related hazards, and national patient safety goals.


Ensures positive customer relations interactions

  • Manages difficult or emotional customer situations
  • Responds promptly to customer needs
  • Solicits customer feedback to improve service
  • Responds to requests for service and assistance
  • Meets commitments
    Key Accountabilities/competency

    Key Accountability



    Provides complete verbal report with appropriate information. Effectively communicates to other care providers'/team member's necessary information. Delegates tasks based on patient need and staff competency, and assures tasks are completed. Responds promptly to customer requests


    Observation (Assessment-in participation with the registered nurse). Performs ongoing physical observation for purpose of evaluation of patient and patient's response to care. Performs ongoing psychosocial and spiritual observation for purpose of evaluation of patient and patient's response to care.


    Development/Modification of Plan of Care. Modifies (updates) the plan of care based on observation of the patient's status. Develops mutual goals with patient and family. Completes nursing plan of care/discharge plan in computer system.


    Provides patient care. Bathing patient. Assists patient in range of motion exercises (passive or active). Performs morning, afternoon and evening care. Positions, turns and ambulates patient. Assists patient with mobility needs. Changes bed linens of occupied and unoccupied beds. Initiates and follows High Risk Fall Precautions as indicated. Follows Suicide Precautions when applicable.


    Initiates and discontinues IV therapy as directed. Changes IV bags and tubing and labels appropriately. Monitors level of IVF and observes site. Documents medications administered per hospital policy and procedure.


    An LPN shall perform only those IV therapy acts for which the LPN possesses the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform in a safe manner, except as limited by Section 6 of this administrative regulation and under supervision as required by Section 3 of this administrative regulation.


    An LPN shall obtain instruction and supervision as necessary if implementing new or unfamiliar nursing practices or procedures. An LPN shall follow the written, established policies and procedures of the facility. (Reference: P&P; IV Therapy Scope of Practice)


    An LPN shall consult with an RN or other appropriate individual and seek guidance as needed if: The patient's care needs exceed the licensed practical nursing scope of practice; The patient's care needs surpass the LPN's knowledge, skill, or ability; or The patient's condition becomes unstable or imminent assistance is needed.


    Performs the proper care, use and repair of supplies, equipment and charges. Keeps patient room and hallways free of clutter. Disposes of soiled linen in appropriate container. Keeps nursing station clean and neat. Cleans equipment per policy and stores in appropriate area.


    Performs professional responsibilities. Acts as a professional role model at all times. Functions as team leader, team member or primary care giver performing patient care and various unit activities. Makes decisions and adapts to unit changes precipitated by admissions and increased workloads. Verifies all orders via computer system. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility through appropriate utilization of resources. Reinforces patient and family education throughout continuum of care.


    Accountable for accuracy and completion of all documentation requirements. Documents all care given, including patient preparation and patient response to treatment. Documents physical/emotional care rendered with patient response and/or outcome.


    Observes skin color, temp, turgor, peripheral pulses, pain, signs and symptoms, mental status, LOC, respiratory rate and depth, change of condition, edema etc. Observes patient therapy modes: invasive or indwelling lines and tubes, i.e. Foley, NG, IV, drains, etc.


    Performs catheter care. Performs perineal care. Uses lifts for patient transfers when indicated. Takes vital signs, including VAS#, and records in electronic record .


    Performs pulse oximetry as directed. Performs oropharyngeal suctioning as indicated. Performs nasopharyngeal suctioning. Performs nasotracheal suctioning. Performs tracheotomy suctioning


    Transcribes and/or checks physician's orders. Keeps physician thoroughly informed of any sudden changes in patient's condition or insidious changes requiring medical intervention. Successful order entry into computer system


    Communicates with others in completing work assignments and accomplishing department/unit goals. Utilizes appropriate channels of communication


    Evaluates patient/family/SO interactions that may impact patient care. Recognizes pertinent and individual patient needs


    Performs Finger Stick Blood Sugars. Provides special skin care. Prepares patients for physical exam and assists when directed. Performs sterile dressing changes.


    Makes observations hourly. Frequency may increase dependent upon patient status and unit standards. Measures and records weights. Clears IV pump. Empties drains, catheters, drainage tubes. Calculates intake and output. Collects, labels and routes specimens


    Assists patient with incentive spirometry. Reinforces patient to turn, cough, and deep breath. Monitors oxygen per protocol. Feeds patients as indicated. Provides nourishments as directed. Performs tube feedings via nasogastric tubes, Dobb Hoff tubes, changing feedings, bag and tubing per policy. Passes fresh water as needed


    Assists patient with elimination needs. Prepares and administers enemas. Incontinence care. Performs care of new and established colostomies and ileostomies. Inserts and removes Foley. Application and monitoring of restrictive devices. Inserts rectal tubes.


    Demonstrates knowledge and ability to utilize IV infusion device. Demonstrates knowledge of expected outcome and side effects of all drugs administered. Demonstrates knowledge of special administration techniques (IM, Z-tract, and Sub-Q).


    Adheres to unit dress code


    Attendance at mandatory in-services, unit meetings, is maintained in accordance with department guidelines


    Demonstrates ability to address staff/peers with concerns related to performance expectations and behaviors that may effect work environment, image, patient care and customer service. Requests and accepts constructive criticism


    Maintains up to date annual Core and Nursing Department/Unit Specific competencies and Certifications.

    Minimum Education, Experience, Training, and Licensures Required:

    Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing required. Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. BCLS required. EXPERIENCE: No experience required for part time and full time employees.

    If you would like to be part of a growing family focused on supporting clinical excellence, teamwork and innovation, we urge you to apply now!

    Employees will be expected to comply with Baptist Health's infectious disease and vaccination policies, which include but may not be limited to compliance with BHS' mandatory vaccination policies for influenza and COVID unless reasonable accommodations are needed under applicable law

    Baptist Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Keywords: Baptist Healthcare System, Inc., Evansville , LPN 4 West 7a-7p, Healthcare , Madisonville, Indiana

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