LPN

CATHOLIC CHARITIES ARHDIOCESE OF NO   New Orleans, LA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on September 14, 2022
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Catholic Charities ANO – Pace

LPN

Provides nursing care to patients under the direct and indirect supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee. Provides care for patients in common clinical situations utilizing advanced nursing practice knowledge and skills. The position requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing and possess a current Louisiana license to practice nursing. Prefer applicant have at least 18 months LPN experience with 12 months in geriatric medicine. Must have practiced nursing in the last 3 years and have successfully completed an approved I.V. therapy course.

Essential Functions: • Assessment: Collects patient data and completes required forms with appropriate responses according to PACE Center standards; identifies patient's overt problems/needs and sets priorities; identifies problems requiring further referral and/or follow-up; observes and records latest diagnostic results; performs advanced nursing observations/data collections using critical thinking skill. • Planning Care: Makes referrals to multidisciplinary support services; follows patient care plan developed by RN. • Implementing/Managing Care: Care provided conforms to accepted practice standards; provides correct treatments/procedures and other care as prescribed and according to patient care standards; demonstrates understanding of age-related characteristics and needs of patients served; explains nursing procedures in appropriate forms; provides discharge teaching; identifies problems requiring emergency measures; understands and demonstrates respect for patient rights and utilizes established mechanisms for management of ethical issues in patient care. • Evaluation: Records patient care delivered as planned and any variation, with rationale as appropriate; makes and records observations related to impending or associated problems. • Leadership: Using nursing process, delegates nursing care to appropriate personnel; integrates cost effective measures into nursing practice; recognizes unit problems and takes responsibility for documenting same; demonstrates active participation in QI processes; complies with PACE CENTER expectations to meet staffing demands based on patient care needs. Complies with policies addressing safe working conditions; monitors unsafe working conditions and recognizes inappropriate patient care management, resolves issue/problem and completes written reports. • All other duties as assigned.