Licensed Practical Nurse - Centralia
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Centralia, IL 62801
The licensed practical nurse works under the supervision of the unit director and registered nurse. The LPN functions as a team member who ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner consistent with the organizations standard of care.
Principal Duties, Responsibilities and/or Essential Functions:
Regularly delivers care under RN supervision to assigned patients and reports changes to RN utilizing defined parameters.
Consistently processes and transcribes physicians orders timely and accurately per policy.
Implements nursing interventions for assigned patients under RN supervision in a timely manner.
Consistently documents patient response to nursing care.
Collects diagnostic reports on patients for physicians and files appropriately. Accurately coordinates phone messages to team members including physician.
Collaborates with the RN, team members, and other clinical disciplines to collect, report and document data accurately, based on the patient’s condition.
Answers call lights appropriately within a timely manner.
Routinely provides basic education to patients and families.
Attends 100% mandatory meetings, 50% of departmental unit meetings and reads 100% of minutes from meetings not attended.
Under the supervision of an RN, rounds on patients according to protocol on a regular basis