1. Performs clinical skills for the direct delivery and patient/resident care. This includes:
• Provision of nursing care including assisting patient with ADL’s
• Completion of documentation according to Dallas County Hospital policies
• Completes basic nursing assessment when indicated, and communicates findings to RN and/or Physician.
• Instructs patient and family regarding disease process, medications, treatments and community resources to promote continuity of care and increase self-care
• Revises care plan as necessary based on daily evaluation of patient’s condition and response to nursing care. Writes interim summaries as needed.
2. Participates in unit and hospital communication by attending unit meetings, participation in quality improvement activities when needed, and attending in-services. This includes:
• Participating in quality improvement data collection and/or improvement teams as assigned to improve patient outcomes
• Participating in scheduled staff meetings for the purpose of communicating hospital wide and departmental policies/procedures and concerns
• Functions with an awareness of and application of safety issues as identified within the facility. Provides safe environment for the patient and is aware of safety issues for self, co-workers, patients and visitors.
• Assumes self-responsibility for obtaining education/training as necessary, assuring that skill level meets the demands for areas of responsibility.
In addition to the functions described above, this role may include other responsibilities and duties as assigned on occasion, based upon Dallas County Hospital needs or requirements.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Graduate of an approved LPN nursing program.
• Technical Skills:
Demonstrates knowledge, abilities and skills within LPN scope of practice. Demonstrates that he/she can quickly and accurately assess client status and take appropriate action as necessary. Oral and written communication skills are necessary.
• Other qualifications/certificate/license:
Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of Iowa. Must complete BCLS and Dependent Adult/Child Abuse Course.
• PC Competencies:
The incumbent must demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of the Windows environment as well as an ability to access and use information in meaningful ways.
• Behavioral Competencies:
Support Dallas County Hospital’s vision and mission; maintain confidentiality of all work information;
demonstrate an ability to function successfully in a team environment; exhibit courteous, compassionate and respectful treatment of internal and external customers; display a positive attitude and flexibility in changing situations; participate in identifying problems and suggesting solutions. Understands and adheres to the Dallas County Hospital compliance policy.
•DECISION MAKING LATITUDE
Performs nursing care within scope of practice. When problems or unusual situations occur, consults with Registered Nurse, Physician or Nursing Administration.