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Licensed Practical Nurse - 5 West Rehab (DwR)
WILLIAMSPORT PA 17702
Category: Other
  • Your pay will be discussed at your interview

Job code: lhw-e0-90671753

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Licensed Practical Nurse - 5 West Rehab (DwR)
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UPMC Susquehanna currently has an opening for a Licensed Practical Nurse position in the inpatient rehab unit!UPMC Susquehanna's 5 West Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is a hospital-based program atWilliamsport Regional Medical Center. Inpatient rehabilitation is designed for patients ages 13 and up who need three to five hours of daily comprehensive therapy and 24-hour care from physicians and nurses.
In 2015,webecame one of only four organizations in Pennsylvania to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Certification
**Graduate Nurses are encouraged to apply!**
Responsibilities:
Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care. Provide appropriate, direct patient care. Give injections, take vital signs, perform basic diagnostic tests, observe patients, dress wounds and administer medication. Comply with established medication use policies. Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge. Communicate effectively with patients and families about hospital stay and home care concerns. Instruct and demonstrate care. Discuss any patient or family concerns with RN in charge so that issue can be appropriately addressed. Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner. Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information. Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Participate in health care conferences. Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level. Constructively receive feedback and direction. Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director. Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs. Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines. Serve as a preceptor for new staff members. Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills. Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participate in self-review as requested by unit director. Participate in project and committee work.
Suggest and support changes within the department. Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges. Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

Qualifications

Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing. Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members. Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
Act 73 FBI Clearance
Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Licensed Practical NurseUPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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