Licensed Practical Nurse*

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Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse*
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 210823

Minimum Requirements Graduation from an accredited LPN Program; Current, Active licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Georgia; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certificationKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities Ability to maintain confidentialityAbility to work with a level of independence and flexibilityExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skillsProficient with Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesKnowledge of basic anatomy/physiology, six (6) rights of administering medication and basic nursing skills in procedures and treatmentCertifications Current, Active Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in good standing and current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.Preferred
    Skilled in applications and techniques of practical nursing.Experience in the care of geriatric patients, preferably in long term care.Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates effectively to promote quality care.
Responsibilities The Licensed Practical Nurse assumes responsibility for complex direct nursing care of assigned geriatric patients in a Nursing Care Center. This individual also coordinates the nursing care provided as directed by nursing administration. The duties include, but are not limited to:
    Serves as a Charge Nurse and guides other personnel in delivery of direct nursing care. Assumes responsibility for the care of a group of patients on a unit. Participates in patient education, maintains patients charts prepares and administers medication, and utilize equipment and supplies. Assists in orientation for new employees. Serves as a preceptor for assigned nurses or students.Makes work assignments, monitors work performance for accuracy and completeness to ensure compliance with established nursing standards. Provides for the comfort and safety of the patients. Maintains communication with immediate supervisor and Physician, and seeks assistance when circumstances do not allow for independent action.Take and record patients’ vital signs, collect and forward specimens, implement wound care as prescribed. Catherize patients as ordered, monitor intake and output, report any unusual finding to supervisor or Physician.Performs functions in the maintenance of proper nutrition and fluid balance, such as assisting with meals, tube feedings and monitoring oral fluid intake.Appropriate documentation of all care provided.Attends in-service programs and seminars as offered.Maintains a professional manner at all times with patients, visitors and staff. Reports interpersonal problems to Nurse Manager and Supervisors as necessary.Perform all related other duties/tasks as assigned.
Shift/Salary Shift: Rotating
Salary: $16.00/hour - $19.58/hour Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Pay Grade: 12
Recruitment Period: 1/12/15 - Until FilledConditions of Employment In conjunction with an offer of employment, selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete Augusta University’s Criminal Background Check process. In addition, candidates selected for any position within Georgia War Veteran’s Nursing Home (GWVNH) will be required to successfully complete the Georgia Long-term Care Background Check process. For specific positions, selected candidate(s) may also be required to successfully complete supplementary pre-employment onboarding requirements such as: a physical, drug screening and/or credit check.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.




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Posted: 12/28/2020
Application Due: 2/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time