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LPN Dunklau Gardens

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Fremont
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care - a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It's helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient's needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.Job Summary:The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) utilizes the nursing process to deliver and coordinate patient care. The LPN is responsible for promoting and restoring patient's health by completing the nursing process, collaborating with physicians and team members, and providing physical and psychological support to patients and their families. Exhibits the core values of Methodist Fremont Health. He/she practices within the boundaries of the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act, specialty standards, and organizational/departmental policies and procedures. Oversees clinical staff proficiencies, supply ordering, and day to day clinical operations.Responsibilities:Essential FunctionsSupports the physician and other providers in the care and treatment of patients, incl. rooming the patient; communicating delays to patient, provider and team members; and facilitating the provider's schedule.Performs duties and responsibilities with excellence, enthusiasm, great service orientation demonstrating courteous behaviors and mannerisms and by anticipating physician and other medical provider's needs.Practices within scope of practice perimeters as inferred by licensure, standard nursing practice, knowledge, and skill level.Performs routine and specialized nursing procedures following physician's orders.Assists physician with exams, treatments and minor surgery, by preparing patient and room for a specific procedure and attending patient during procedure.Records info in patient's medical chart, e.g., patient's history, physical data, vital signs, symptoms, treatments, exams, meds administered.Applies principles of infection control.Laboratory: Has direct oversight of laboratory services including equipment.Works in collaboration with lab services at Methodist Fremont Health to assure meets Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements.Ensures quality controls are delegated and maintained.Radiology (If needed): Assures clinic and staff comply with radiation safety standards.Schedules clinical staff according to protocols and provider workloads to assure proper coverage for clinic operations. Utilizes clinical staff in an efficient manner.Orders and stocks clinic supplies, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.Assures that daily clinic operational requirements are completed and documented.Reports issues and concerns to supervisor in a timely fashion.Ensures staff maintain clinical competencies.Schedule:6:00pm - 6:00amJob Description:Job RequirementsEducation

  • Required: Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing.License/Certifications
    • Current Nebraska License Practical Nurse (LPN) state license required.
    • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred to have at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.Experience
      • Preferred: 1-3 years of health care experience but new graduates are considered.Skills
        • Knowledge of nursing practices and principles, medications and effects, charting and notes.
        • Knowledge of the operation and use of equipment and manual dexterity.
        • Ability to apply nursing practices and principles.
        • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff, patients, visitors, physicians and other departments.
        • Ability to learn and adapt to changing nursing practices.
        • Ability to apply positive patient relations when dealing with patients, staff, physicians or the public.Physical RequirementsPhysical
          • Sitting/Standing-Frequently.
          • Hand Use-Frequently.
          • Various tool manipulation requiring adequate eye/hand and fine motor coordination-Frequently.
          • Grasping, forceful gripping, pinching-Occasionally.
          • Walking-Frequently.
          • Stair Climbing-RarelyEnvironmental
            • Located in an indoor area with frequent exposure to mild physical discomfort from dust, fumes, temperature and noise.Hazards
              • Not Related:
                • Electrical Shock/Static
                • Rare (1-33%):
                  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                  • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                    • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                    • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                    • Frequent (67%-100%):
                      • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                      • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                      • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations About Methodist: Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Omaha , LPN Dunklau Gardens, Healthcare , Fremont, Nebraska

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