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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Medical Step Down (MSD)

Job ID: 963524
Facility: ECU Health North
Dept: Medical Step Down Unit
Location: Roanoke Rapids, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Mar 25, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health North Hospital

ECU Health North Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 204-bed acute bed facility serving Halifax, Northampton and Warren counties in the north-central region of North Carolina. Its service area also reaches into southern Virginia. With more than 600 team members, the hospital offers a broad range of medical and surgical services. It features a 24-hour emergency department and offers advanced diagnostics as well as specialty and primary care.

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.


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

Assist in the coordination of intradepartmental and interdepartmental patient care activities and seeks to promote harmonious professional relations, utilizes nursing education to provide direct patient care and improve patient's physiological and emotional well-being.

Collaborates with members of the health care team; monitors and communicates changes in the patient's condition; may document care in patient's medical record, procedures and nursing standards; and acts as a role model for students and other employees.
Collects and documents data about patients through the following methods:
Assists in completing the nursing admission record consistent with policies and interviews patient/significant others to complete health history. Documents care and patient's response to care within the framework of the standards of Nursing Service.
Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating and revising the plan of care:
Participates in implementing the plan of are through effective use of procedural and organizational skills.

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

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

Participates in in-service education, staff meetings, committee meetings and continuing education to achieve quality patient care. Fulfills annual mandatory education requirements.
Develops leadership role within the LPN scope of practice:

Follows hospital policies and procedures and unit protocols.

Reports changing patient status that affects unit staffing needs to charge nurse. Adapts to changing patient care and unit situations.

Attends unit staff meeting unless excused. Directs unlicensed personnel in the performance of tasks as delegated by supervising RN.

Assumes accountability both for responsibilities accepted and for any specific tasks which the LPN may direct others to perform.

Demonstrates appropriate, caring behavior in the workplace - treating patients, their families, visitors and staff with respect and dignity.

Minimum Requirements

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
High School plus less than 1 year of formal training or education Specify: LPN Diploma
CPR certification; exposure and practice of medication administration from educational preparation and student clinical practice.
North Carolina LPN Licensure or evidence of application for endorsement and holding temporary LPN licensure

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, please contact:

Alexander Williams, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition




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