WellSpan Health Licensed Practical Nurse - North 3A Medical/Surgical & Observation Unit - in York, Pennsylvania
Part Time; 48 hours/ 2 weeks
Weekend and holiday rotation
North 3A: is a 39-bed medical telemetry and observation unit that specializes in the care of patients 18 years and older with a variety of medical diagnoses that include metabolic disorders, stable cardiovascular problems, renal patients, GI bleeds, substance abuse withdrawal, diabetes, infectious diseases, respiratory conditions, rule-out stroke/TIA, and uncomplicated appendectomies and cholecystectomies.
York Hospital Nursing supports the mission and vision through a centralized department of nursing. We strive to be the best in the eyes of our patients, family, staff, and community by providing safe, evidence based practice leading to exemplary outcomes . Each professional nurse accepts the accountability and responsibility for his/her professional practice by fostering an environment that supports leading change, responding to the healthcare needs of our community and advancing health. Nurses at YH are lifelong learners who value continued professional development and education. They are role models in honesty, responsibility, upholding human dignity, ease of human suffering and equality of all patients. Helping others in need and improving the quality of life for all is the act of behaving in a manner defined by the profession. YH nurses are active participants in decisions about patient care and nursing practice, and commit to upholding professional nursing standards at local, state and national levels.
Under the supervision of a registered professional nurse, provides nursing care to patients at an advanced level of practice. Takes patient vital signs, assists with procedures/examinations, administers medications, assists patient with activities of daily living (bathing, feeding, etc.) and instructs patients and their families in appropriate care.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under appropriate supervision, administers and controls narcotics and medications.
Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.
Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
Helps patients get into and out of chairs, lifts patients, raises patients in beds, and turns the patients.
Checks patient's vital signs.
Charts results of various tests.
Monitors medical condition of patients and reports changes to appropriate personnel.
Prepares patients for scheduled procedures to assist in patient assessment.
Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
Arranges for patients' ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.
Ensures accurate maintenance of patients' medical records and that patient records are treated as confidential information.
Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties.
Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
Will consider new LPN graduates
Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training
Current LPN license in PA; BCLS/ACLS/PALS certification, as required; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
Completion of accredited LPN program; rhythm recognition course per unit of assignment
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