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LPN-LGMC 6T Telemetry-Full Time

Lafayette General Health Lafayette Full-Time
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Location: LGMC
Employment Status: Full Time

SUMMARY:  The licensedpractical nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders andin conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics,unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specificpolicies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. 


§  The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the directionof the Registered Nurse

§  Obtains information to contribute to an accurate andcurrent patient assessment, patient care plan, and discharge plan

§  Delivers compassionate care to patients and supportsmembers of the patient’s family

§  Includes the patient and caregivers in this process toobtain accurate information/history and contributes to the RN’s assessment

§  Evaluates the patient’s needs, reports findings in atimely manner, evaluates the patient frequently to determine changes in conditions/needs,and performs basic nursing monitoring skills, as well as contributes to acurrent patient assessment - I&O, IV, VS

§  Gathers information appropriately using sound nursingassessment skills, proper interviewing techniques, and collaborates with themulti-disciplinary team in discharge planning

§  Demonstrates competency and knowledge of currentstandards of practice

§  Accurately performs current practice standards andperforms basic nursing skills in a competent manner

§  Administers medication correctly and carries outorders promptly

§  Is responsible for accurately documenting patient carein a timely manner being attentive to detail when documenting procedures,medications, IV maintenance, and abnormal findings

§  Should demonstrate knowledge of disease process,recognizes abnormal conditions, and reports valid patient care conditions andchanges

§  Provides patient care in an organized manner,utilizing knowledge of nursing process - assessments, planning, interventions,and evaluations

§  Under the direction of the RN, the LPN will interpretthe information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to theage-specific needs

§  Provides individualized health education to thepatient and caregivers to specifically meet the patient’s needs related to thecurrent diagnoses

§  The education process is from admission throughdischarge and includes all age groups pertaining to the patient populationserved

§  Provides care in a safe and therapeutic environment

§  Performs other duties as required




Toperform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily.  Therequirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, andabilities required.  Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.


•         Maintains current licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Louisiana

•         CPR Certification

•         IV therapy


•         Must comply with all Standards of Behavior

•         Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC.


•        Computer

•        Various types ofmedical instruments & equipment

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior


Recommended skills

Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse Certified
Nursing Process
Patient Assessment
Diseases And Disorders
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