Licensed Practical Nurse - 6NW
Company: The Guthrie Clinic
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Position Summary: Provides high quality nursing care for
assigned patients in accordance with nursing standards of care and
practice under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Maintains
collaborative relationships with other nursing staff members,
physicians and ancillary staff to provide this care. Maintains an
appropriate level of knowledge and clinical skill through
continuing education/inservices and self-study activities.
Education, License & Cert: The staff nurse must be a an LPN
currently licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Experience: The staff practical nurse must be licensed by the
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. This individual must have
completed the IV therapy curriculum requirements as noted in the
Pennsylvania Code, Section 21.203. If not completed at the time of
hire, the individual must complete a Board-approved, LPN IV Therapy
Education Program prior to independently practicing IV therapy. In
addition, the staff LPN must meet individual nursing unit
specifications regarding educational requirements during
employment. Must maintain CPR certification.
Essential Functions: 1. Works collaboratively with and under the
direction of a Registered Nurse. A. Demonstrates the ability to
communicate observations of patient to members of the healthcare
team. B. Supports the philosophy and objectives of the nursing
department. 2. Assists the Registered Nurse with nursing process.
A. Participates in patient data collection, including the admission
process. B. Contributes in determining outcomes (goals) that will
involve the patient and family. C. Implements plan of care in
collaboration with the nursing team. D. Assists RN to evaluate
patient's response to interventions. E. Recommends changes in plan
of care to RN and participates in patient care conferences. 3.
Demonstrates competence in performance of nursing skills and
procedures relative to clinical area and scope of practice. A.
Practices within the scope of nursing care consistent with policies
and procedures and Pennsylvania licensure for LPNs. B. Partners
with the RN to implement evidence-based interventions and
treatments unique to the patient need. C. Assists with health
education of patients and family, utilizing patient education
resources. D. Prioritizes work assignments and sets goals in order
to manage daily patient assignments. 4. Documents in a thorough,
concise, timely manner according to the nursing department
standards. A. Accurately documents and reports changes in patient's
conditions to the RN. 5. Fulfills professional role expectations
and requirements. A. Demonstrates behaviors aligned with the
organization's mission and vision. B. Demonstrates positive
interpersonal relations in dealing with nursing and
interprofessional team to promote efficiency and to provide quality
patient care. C. Shares knowledge and skills with peers and
colleagues by recognizing and utilizing opportunities to teach
other staff members, participating in orientation of new employees
and collaborating with faculty in clinical experiences for
healthcare students. D. Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong
learning by assessing and identifying personal learning needs,
developing a plan to maintain skills and competence in clinical
practice or role performance, and then completing the plan.
Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency.
E. Evaluates personal strengths and weakness. F. Participates in
performance improvement activities to enable changes in nursing
practice and in the healthcare delivery system. G. Participates in
efforts to minimize costs and unnecessary duplication in patient
Other Duties: 1. Utilizes time between patient care procedures to
maintain clean and orderly work environment and help other nurses
with patient care. 2. It is understood that this description is not
intended to be all-inclusive and that other duties may be assigned
as necessary in the performance of this position
Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition
of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of
Guthrie, you'll find staff members who have committed themselves to
serving the community.
The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes
and encourages diversity in the workplace.
The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing
physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and
Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500
physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47
specialties through a regional office network providing primary and
specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education
Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency
Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery
Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and
Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a
clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of
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