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Licensed Practical Nurse - Kinston

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Job ID: 964443
Facility: ECU Health Phys Team Member
Dept: Internal Medicine Kinston
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Aug 19, 2023

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 180 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 130 locations.

The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.

Position Summary

Assist in providing direct quality patient care under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. Participates in the assessment of patients. Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating/revising the plan of care. Attends educational programs and staff orientation which promote and professional development. Develops leadership role within the LPN scope of practice. Participates in Service Excellence Program.

Responsibilities

1. Assist in providing direct quality patient care under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse.

a. Assist in the coordination of intradepartmental and interdepartmental patient care activities and seeks to promote harmonious professional relations.

b. Utilizes nursing education to provide direct patient care and improve patient's physiological and emotional well-being.

c. Collaborates with members of the health care team.

d. Monitors and communicates changes in the patient's condition.

e. May document care in patient's medical record, procedures and nursing standards.

f. Acts as a role model for students and other employees.
2. Participates in the assessment of patients.

a. Collects and documents data about patients.

b. Assists in completing the nursing admission record consistent with policies and interviews patient/significant others to complete health history.

c. Documents care and patient's response to care within the framework of the standards of Nursing Service.
3. Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating and revising the plan of care.

a. Participates in implementing the plan of are through effective use of procedural and organizational skills.

b. Observes the patient's condition throughout the shift and informs the registered nurse of the patient's status.

c. Provides and promotes quality care in accordance with hospital policies and procedures utilizing nursing care standards.
4. Education

a. Participates in in-service education, staff meetings, committee meetings and continuing education to achieve quality patient care.

b. Fulfills annual mandatory education requirements.
5. Develops leadership role within the LPN scope of practice.

a. Follows hospital policies and procedures and unit protocols.

b. Reports changing patient status that affects unit staffing needs to charge nurse.

c. Adapts to changing patient care and unit situations.

d. Attends unit staff meeting unless excused.

e. Directs unlicensed personnel in the performance of tasks as delegated by supervising RN.

f. Assumes accountability both for responsibilities accepted and for any specific tasks which the LPN may direct others to perform.
6. Demonstrates appropriate, caring behavior in the workplace.

a. Treating patients, their families, visitors and staff with respect and dignity.

Minimum Requirements

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Licensed Practical Nurse

Other Information

Full time, benefits eligible position

Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00 PM

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, contact

Gwen, Interim Talent Acquisition Consultant

[email protected]

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