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Licensed Practical Nurse I
Mercy • Fort Smith, AR
Posted 2 months ago
We’re a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs delegated tasks as appropriate in the care of patients. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with others in communication and problem resolution; is sensitive to the needs of patients, families, and fellow co-workers; provides nursing care for patients in accordance with age specific needs; plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with any identified cultural diversity needs (such as religions, lifestyles, beliefs, physical capabilities, and cultures); provides nursing care for patients by assuring appropriate and effective pain management; assess, report and assist any patients that present with evidence of abuse and/or neglect; and supports the mission of SEMMC. Co-workers are expected to abide by St. Edward Mercy Medical Center safety and infection control policies to maintain a safe environment for patients and co-workers. Supervises. Nurse aides and orderlies. NOTE: Competent to provide nursing services to the age of the specific population of assigned areas. See "Age Appropriate Care for Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric Patients" policy. Current CPR Certification is a required element to maintain the job position.
Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:
Education: Graduation from an approved practical nursing program.
Licensure: Current licensure by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.
Experience: Entry level.
Other: To ensure patient safety it is mandatory that all licensed co-workers who provide direct patient care pass a medication and math competency test before assuming medication administration responsibilities. This exam will cover knowledge of the actions and side effects of commonly used drugs along with math regarding correct dosages and IV problems. The passing grade on this exam is 90% and it may be repeated one time. Failure to pass the retake may result in termination of employment.
We’ll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.