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DepartmentMHSC-ST Long Term Care-Skilled Nursing
Scheduled Weekly Hours24
Job SummaryThe Licensed Practical Nurse Long Term Care utilizes a progressive, cooperative effort to provide patient care to promote safety, quality and satisfaction as authorized by licensed personnel, within his/her scope of practice. Plans, coordinates and provides total patient care specific to diagnosis and age of patients served on a continuing basis, to obtain optimum health for patient and family, in accordance with accepted standards and policy and the South Dakota Nurse Practice Act.
●Administers medications, immunizations accurately and in accordance with policy and within their scope of practice.
●Anticipates the needs and wants of the provider by preparing the patient, equipment and exam room for the appropriate exam. Patient care areas will be kept stocked with appropriate supplies and appropriate volume of supplies.
●Assist the Medical Assistant or Clinical Assistant as directed in making patient care decisions within their scope of practice.
●Assists the Registered Nurse with data collection pertinent to the admission assessment process, as evidenced by chart review/observation/audit, using appropriate age-specific criteria.
●Assists the Registered Nurse in the recurring nursing process by contributing to the nursing assessment, participating in development of the nursing diagnoses, participating in care planning and the development of nursing interventions, and contributing to the evaluation of responses to nursing interventions.
●Accurately and timely updates/documents IDPOC (Interdisciplinary Plan of Care)
●Consistently keeps patient flow running smoothly. Demonstrates the ability to make patient care decisions based on the urgency of individual needs.
●Demonstrates skill and judgment necessary to implement physician orders, procedures and nursing interventions.
●Influences multidisciplinary relationships by enhancing collaborative processes.
●Instructs patient/family/team in treatment plan and goals.
●Participates in assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of care in a variety of complex situations as based on evidenced based care.
●Produces appropriate, accurate and timely clinical documentation for patient care provided.
●All other duties as assigned.
Education - Associates degree in Related Field
Certifications - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certified - American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - South Dakota Board of Nursing
Experience - 1+ years of Healthcare Experience; 1+ years of Licensed Practical Nurse Experience
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.64 Sturgis Hospital
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