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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- Community Health

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Alamogordo
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Description
LPN: -
Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patients age.
Demonstrates ability under direct supervision of an RN, to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric, geriatric and general patient population.
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and patient's clinical condition.
Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Demonstrates ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
Formulates a teaching plan based on identified patient learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate.
Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills under the direction of an RN.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
RN: -
Promotes positive public relations for the department and the hospital by presenting self in a professional manner; assisting in community service programs, as requested.
Ability to problem solve patient/family issues to a positive conclusion for all involved.
Demonstrates communication skills necessary to interact with persons of varying age and/or cultures. Displays a positive attitude at all times.
Develops and maintains good relationships with co-workers, other department staff and physicians No disruptions.
Practices 5 rights of medication administration.
Demonstrates efficient time management skills to maximize productivity.
Demonstrates and encourages teamwork.
Asks for assistance and information from others when necessary.

Requirements
Education
Required:
High School
Preferred:
Bachelor of Science
Associate of Science
Licenses & Certifications
Required:
L-RN Multistate
L-LPN Multistate
Preferred:
C-BLS

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Las Cruces , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- Community Health, Healthcare , Alamogordo, New Mexico

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