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Arkansas children's Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), General Pediatric Clinic, full-time Mon-Fri days in Little Rock, Arkansas

Work Shift:

Time Type:

Full time

Department:

CC015040 General Pediatric Clinic

Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) collects patient /family information that assists the Registered Nurse in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The LPN provides safe, effective care for assigned patients with the assistance and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Patient/Family Data Collection
  • Performs patient/family data collection to facilitate the identification of clinical, educational, psychosocial, and cultural needs per ACH policy and procedure.

  • Communicates pertinent patient/family data and observation information to appropriate health team members.

  1. Planning
  • Contributes to patient plan of care based on clinical, educational, psychosocial and cultural needs.

  • Plans prioritizes, and organizes patient care tasks to ensure time and resource utilization.

  • Recognizes the need to resource other health care team members to plan patient care needs.

  1. Implementation
  • Completes routine patient care tasks and medication administration in a safe, efficient and timely manner.

  • Individualizes nursing interventions to meet identified patient/family clinical, educational, psychosocial and cultural needs.

  • Recognizes emergency situations and intervenes appropriately.

  • Demonstrates the ability to learn, perform and maintain competencies needed for assigned unit.

  1. Evaluation
  • Modifies nursing interventions to meet changing patient needs in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.

  • Documents patient care according to department policy.

  • Modifies and reassesses patient plan of care in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.

  1. Professional Performance
  • Practices cost effective use of supplies.

  • Utilizes available communication tools (e-mail, staff meetings, and bulletin boards) to remain informed.

  • Delegates' appropriate tasks to non licensed personnel and ensures completion.

  • Completes 8 contact hours per year of appropriate continuing education related to current practice area and role responsibilities.

  • Consistently demonstrates that new knowledge and skills gained from education are incorporated into actual clinical practice.

  • Uses mentoring and role modeling skills to promote positive patient outcomes and professionalism within the Nursing Division.

  • Shares knowledge and expertise with nursing staff and other members of the health care team.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Required - Certificate from college program or technical school (Graduation from an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing.)

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferred - entry level or experienced LPN experience preferred

CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Required - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): (AR) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Required - Mental/Reasoning Requirements:- reading - complex- writing - complex- complex calculations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 50 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)

  • Noise Level Noise Level

  • Physical Activity Reach with hands and arms

  • Physical Activity Sit

  • Physical Activity Stand

  • Physical Activity Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend

  • Physical Activity Talk or hear

  • Physical Activity Use hands to touch, handle, or feel

  • Physical Activity Walk

  • Physical Environment Blood or bodily fluid

  • Physical Environment Fumes or airborne particles

  • Physical Environment Infectious disease

  • Physical Environment Inside Office Environment / conditions

  • Physical Environment Risk of radiation

  • Physical Environment Toxic or caustic chemicals

  • Safety Sensitivity This position has been designated as safety sensitive.

Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.

As Champions for Children, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.

Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values: safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Children’s.

For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.

Arkansas Children’s reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No. 47; and Pediatric Urology, ranked No. 48. A sister campus, Arkansas Children’s Northwest , opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.

Arkansas Children's provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children's will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

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