22 days old

Licensed Practical Nurse - FT Night Shift

Kindred Healthcare
Chandler, AZ 85225

Description

Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture operation and free-standing Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital, between Dignity Health and Kindred Healthcare.  Our two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility includes a stroke unit, therapy gym and 50 beds to serve patients recovering from significant neurological injury, illness and trauma and similar medical conditions.

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a registered nurse.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Job Specific:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age and clinical condition of the patient
  • Reduces the potential for medication errors by following correct medication procedures.
  • Performs patient care considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age; includes geriatric and general inpatient rehabilitation patients.
  • Under the supervision of the R.N., assists with the assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.  Identifies and initiates appropriate rehabilitation nursing interventions.
  • Under the supervision of the R.N., performs timely and accurate QI assessments.
  • Carry out the plan of care as indicated by the patient’s needs and response to treatment; evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness; updates interdisciplinary care plan accordingly based on changes in patient’s condition and individual needs.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care
  • Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon the patient’s individual and  identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services according to level of licensure.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Registered Nurses, leadership, coworkers, physicians and the Rehabilitation Services staff.
  • Participates in team conferences.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff and complies with appropriate and approved safety standards.  Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Actively participates in Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement (CQPI) activities.  Offers suggestions for opportunities for improvements in patient care, safety, education, etc.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations

 


Qualifications

 

 

  • Graduate of accredited licensed practical/ vocational nurse program.
  • Current state licensure as Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse.
  • CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
  • IV Certified required or obtained within 6 months highly preferred
  • Minimum six months’ Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
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  • Graduate of accredited licensed practical/ vocational nurse program.
  • Current state licensure as Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse.
  • CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
  • IV Certified required or obtained within 6 months highly preferred
  • Minimum six months’ Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

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Posted: 2021-03-22 Expires: 2021-05-12

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Licensed Practical Nurse - FT Night Shift

Kindred Healthcare
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