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Licensed Practical Nurse Transitional Care Unit Full Time Days

Description
Work Hours/Shift
Full Time Days
Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a full-service, 168-bed facility dedicated to helping our neighbors in beautiful Tarpon Springs and beyond. As a regional medical center, we offer a wide range of comprehensive services, testing and education opportunities for our community. We?ve been focused on meeting the needs of North Pinellas residents for nearly 90 years, and Florida Hospital has built its reputation for compassionate, patient-centered care for more than a century.
Important Note: Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a Smoke/Tobacco Free Campus.
Tobacco use is defined as the use of any tobacco product including the use of temporary aids to stop smoking such as nicotine patches, nicotine gum or other similar products.
Applicants being considered for employment at Florida Hospital North Pinellas will be tested for nicotine use as part of their regular pre-employment screening. Those who are identified as tobacco users will be ineligible for employment, but may reapply in six months
Drug Free/Tobacco Free Workplace
EOE
You will be responsible for:
+ The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible and accountable for identifying his/her individual educational preparation and experience when accepting an assignment.
+ Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/services appropriate to the age of patients served.
+ Identifies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the patient.
+ Provides the care/services needed as described in the policies and procedures for the following age groups: Adolescent: 13 years to 17 years, Adult: 18 years to 64 years, and Geriatric: 65 + years
+ The level of knowledge and skill are maintained through position specific criteria-based job performance standards and age specific competency assessments.
+ Adheres to Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures.
+ Performs treatments within their scope of training and administers oral, IM and limited I.V. medications to assigned patients.
+ Provides direct patient care responsibilities for assigned patients in an efficient, organized manner under the direction of the RN.
+ Provides a safe environment.
+ Performs data collection specific for the age of the patient and contributes to their plan of care.
+ Reports all unusual occurrences to the Registered Nurse. Problem solves, sets priorities with the Registered Nurse.
+ Receives, verifies and implements physician orders.
+ Directs Certified Nursing Assistant as necessary and demonstrates a positive attitude towards patients, families, employees, physicians, and students.
+ Accepts accountability for professional standards, own competence, and patient outcomes.
+ Works within the standards set forth by the Florida State Board of Nursing and Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital.
+ Participates in Unit specific and multi-disciplinary Performance Improvement activities at the Hospital/Unit-based level.
Qualifications
What will you need:
+ High School Diploma or equivalent
+ Vocational training in Accredited School of Licensed Practical Nursing.
+ Advanced Pharmacology Course completion
+ Current license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Florida
+ Current Basic Life Support
+ Completion of IV Therapy Course as outlined by the State of Florida, Board of Nursing
+ Basic computer skills
+ Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
+ 3 months relevant clinical nurse experience (Preferred)
+ Previous Experience with Cerner Electronic Medical Record (Preferred)
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.


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