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Licensed Practical Nurse Palliative Care and Long Term Care Provider Clinical Support Full Time

Regional Health Rapid City Full-Time
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Job Category

Nursing

Department

RCH Palliative Care

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Shift

Employee Type

Regular

Job Summary

The Licensed practical Nurse (LPN) will provide clinical support to the Palliative Care and Long Term Care Programs. Practices settings may include the office, multiple clinics or long term care facilities. The LPN is accountable for the safe, efficient and effective delivery of nursing care. The LPN works under the supervision of the RN Manager and utilizes nursing skills in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Assists the RN in the delivery of Healthcare based on the individual needs including age related consideration and pain assessment. The LPN provides nursing care as defined in department policies, procedures, schedules and standards of the profession and in accordance with the South Dakota Nurse Practice Act, and other applicable federal, state and local regulatory and/or accrediting agencies.

Job Description

Essential Functions:
●Administers medications and treatments properly and in a timely manner.
●Assesses the health status and pain of the patient in order to develop an individualized care plan.
●Demonstrates knowledge of standards, policies and procedures, and integrates knowledge into delivery of care.
●Performs nursing procedures and treatments according to nursing division and unit specific standards.
●Demonstrates skill and judgment necessary to implement physician orders, procedures, and nursing interventions.
●Demonstrates the ability to appropriately assess patients, apply clinical interventions, evaluate outcomes, and implement change to the plan of care.
●Educates patients and families considering age specific needs.
●Performs direct patient care at a high professional level on a timely basis to meet the need of inpatients/outpatients.
●Positively supports and contributes to departmental development as evidenced by participating in meetings and training.
●Prioritizes and organizes delivery of care in a consistent manner. Initiates interdisciplinary collaboration to promote optimal patient care and outcomes.
●Provides leadership for team and input into Departmental management.
●Utilizes critical thinking in implementing the coordination of medical and nursing interventions. Interventions demonstrate care planning that will promote good clinical outcomes.
●All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Required:
Education - Associates degree in Related Field
Certification - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - South Dakota Board of Nursing

Preferred:
Experience - 1+ years of Healthcare Experience

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Make a difference.  Every day.

Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

 

Skills required

Electronic Medical Record
Nursing
Diseases And Disorders
Long Term Care
Maintain Patient Confidentiality
Administer Medication
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Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.

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