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LPN or RN - Champion Orthopaedics - 431002 - FT

Company: Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
Location: Alamogordo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

LPN:

Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communications needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patient's clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.

RN:

Demonstrates proficiency and independence in the care of patients and their families/significant others by applying and documenting the nursing process; assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Consults with staff, physicians and management on nursing problems and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met. Continues to learn new skills and maintains clinical competency within the department to provide direct and safe patient care.

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

LPN:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Graduate of an accredited LPN/LVN program. Current LPN/LVN Licensure in State of New Mexico. Current American Heart - HeartSaver or Basic Life Support (BLS) card. Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Basic computer knowledge.

RN:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, baccalaureate degree preferred. Current New Mexico State Registered Nurse Licensure. Current BLS certification Able to communicate effectively in English. Additional languages preferred. Strong written and verbal skills. Basic computer knowledge. Performs related responsibilities as assigned.

Keywords: Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, Las Cruces , LPN or RN - Champion Orthopaedics - 431002 - FT, Other , Alamogordo, New Mexico

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