1+ months

Licensed Practical Nurse - Acute Rehab Unit

Kindred Healthcare
Pascagoula, MS 39567

Description

At Kindred, we believe our Nurses are the heart of our organization – from the extraordinary kindness and compassionate they show to the exceptional care they provide. As an RN here, you will engage our patients and their families, helping to ensure the best possible outcomes by reducing lengths of stay and unnecessary re-hospitalizations. Join us and see firsthand what it’s like to grow and advance in a truly collaborative environment where everyone is supported, empowered and inspired to be their best and do their best.

 

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision of Registered Nurse, provides nursing care within the scope of licensure for assigned patients according to established nursing standards and hospital policies and procedures. Essential Functions: (Those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation).

· Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse administers medication, performs treatments and patient care responsibilities as prescribed. Consults with and keeps Registered Nurse informed of activities, symptoms, reactions, and changes in the patient’s condition with regard to assigned patients.

· Provides appropriate pain management techniques and educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

· Administers medication following the five rights of medication administration within scope of practice.

· Assists with the rehabilitation and treatment of patients in accordance with the medical plan of care, updates, and revises plan of care under the supervision of Registered Nurse.

· Assists physicians with examinations, treatments and special procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills as directed by the Registered Nurse.

· 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.

· Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Services/Discharge Planner regarding both in-hospital and post discharge needs.

· Interprets data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.

· Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Expectations:

· Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Dedicated to Hope, Healing and Recovery

· Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.

· Basic computer knowledge.

· Able to organized tasks, develop action plans, set priorities and function under stressful situations.

· Ability to maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

· Must have good and regular attendance.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Qualifications: Education: · Graduate of an accredited program for licensed vocational/practical nurses. Licenses/Certification: · Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse License. · BLS Certification. Intravenous Therapy and Blood Certifications preferred. Experience: · Minimum six months’ prior experience in an acute care setting preferred

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Qualifications: Education: · Graduate of an accredited program for licensed vocational/practical nurses. Licenses/Certification: · Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse License. · BLS Certification. Intravenous Therapy and Blood Certifications preferred. Experience: · Minimum six months’ prior experience in an acute care setting preferred

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Posted: 2022-02-11 Expires: 2022-06-10

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