Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Pediatrics
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-12
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The University of Miami Department of Pediatrics has an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The LPN administers nursing care, under the supervision of a registered nurse, and ensures the health, comfort, and safety of patients. The incumbent provides quality care to designated patients and takes on various responsibilities, such as participating in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care, as well as cooperating with the members of the nursing and medical staff and other hospital departments.Collects patient assessment data, notifies appropriate nurse of actual or potential problems, and needs on an ongoing basis. Records patient information concisely, accurately, and completely. Administers medications and performs treatments and procedures for all patients as assigned. Assists with preparation of patient materials or correspondence that RNs, ARNPs, or MDs utilize to communicate with organizations within or outside the University. Assists in preoperative and postoperative health teaching for patients and families. Shares responsibility for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care plans. Participates in team conferences, sharing knowledge, information, and ideas with team members. Performs more-complex nursing activities as competence increases. Communicates frequently with team leader regarding patients’ physical and mental conditions. Adheres to University and unit-level policies, procedures, and safeguards University assets.
- Plans, directs and evaluates total nursing care and functions
- Responsible for patient triage, attending clinics, calling pharmacy for prescription refills.
- Obtaining lab results, medical records
- Preparation of charts: review prior orders, ensure that results are obtained.
- Prepares patient and assists providers with treatments and examinations.
- Relates effectively with other staff for continuity of care.
- Authorizations for Medicines and/or procedures.
- Participates in all phases of education and maintenance of records
- Travel to other clinics to coverage, in or out of medical campus.
- Upkeeps credentials, license and BLS.
- Schedule, reschedule and confirm appointments.
- Provides school notes, documents necessary for follow up visits.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing
Certification and Licensing:
Valid State of Florida LPN license, BLS, PALS certifications required
Minimum of one (1) year LPN experience. May consider newly licensed LPNs.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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