LPN - Sumter Cardiology

Description

JOB SUMMARY
  • The LPN provides professional nursing care for assigned patients. This nurse works under the direct supervision of an RN to collaborate in utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. Provides age specific care as appropriate to area assigned. The LPN is responsible for maintaining the standards of practice; complying with established policy and procedure; managing supplies and equipment; and promoting collaboration with medical and other staff. The LPN will participate in supporting the facility's mission statement, achieving customer satisfaction, and identifying system problems as opportunities for improvement.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
  • Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
  • Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
  • May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.
  • May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
  • May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
  • May be scheduled as needed including overtime


Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Vocational / Technical Degree in Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing. (Required)
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • 1 - 2 years Practical Nursing Experience (Preferred)
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES
  • Required Certifications/Licensures: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with current Georgia license, Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Preferred Certifications/Licensures: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
GENERAL SKILLS
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Read / Comprehend Written Instructions
  • Follow Verbal Instructions
  • Basic Computer Skills
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Have near normal hearing - Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voice
  • Have near normal vision - Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
  • Have good - manual dexterity and eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Ability to perform - repetitive tasks/motion
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Standing - Continuously within shift (67-100%)
  • Walking - Continuously within shift (67-100%)
  • Sitting - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Climbing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Bending/Stooping - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Twist at waist - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Reaching above shoulder - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)