The Licensed Practical Nurse provides safe and individualized nursing care to patients within the Kernersville, NC Health Care Center (HCC). The incumbent will interact and collaborate with patients, families, other health care and supportive personnel, and will initiate actions based on observations of the patient's condition. The incumbent's level of direct supervision will decrease as knowledge and skill of the position is gained. Major Duties may include, but not limited to: Collaborating with Patient Aligned care Team (PACT) members to develop, implement and coordinate patient care delivery to achieve maximum quality, patient centered care and positive patient outcomes through health promotion and prevention practices. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which includes preparing the patient, assisting in the examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments and other specialized equipment used in the Endoscopy clinic, and patient post-procedure recovery/discharge teaching. Providing quality care and effective interpersonal relationships with patients, families and staff. Communicating effectively, establishing a positive and supportive relationship. Providing effective patient education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication and/or prescribed treatment regimes. Preventing protected information from being disclosed to unauthorized sources. Maintaining confidentiality of written and/or verbal patient information in accordance with HIPPA regulations and medical center policies. Demonstrates knowledge and skill sufficient to initiate intravenous access and to prepare, administer and appropriately document medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures LPN will perform insertion of IV's and administration of IV medication approved by facility policies and procedures. Knowledge and ability to recognize need for and institute emergency measures, when indicated, in urgent or emergent patient care situations; seeks assistance of the RN and/or MD and assists in resuscitation interventions as directed. Preferred Experience: Endoscopy Experience Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm . Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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