Lafayette General Medical Center

       

Lafayette General Health (LGH) is a healthcare system striving to build a regional healthcare network that delivers excellence in care and outcomes. LGH serves the south-central region of Louisiana by aligning with facilities across a 10-parish area known as Acadiana.

LGH’s flagship hospital, Lafayette General Medical Center, in operation since 1911, is a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation that does not pay out any revenue to shareholders as for-profits do. LGH also owns or manages Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, St. Martin Hospital, University Hospital & Clinics and Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, and has several affiliations with facilities across the region.

Both Lafayette General Medical Center and University Hospital & Clinics are major teaching hospitals, providing graduate medical education across many disciplines.

LGH owns Lafayette General Medical Doctors (LGMD), a non-profit corporation that operates and manages several physician clinics including Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery).

Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
Clinical Risk Manager-LGH Quality-Full Time (Job ID: 1680) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: The Risk Manager is responsible for the system’s risk management activities, which include, but may not be limited to, coordinating insurance coverage and risk financing, managing claims against the facility, interfacing with defense legal counsel, administering the risk management program on a day-to-day basis, managing and analyzing risk management data, conducting risk management educational programs, complying with related standards by TJC, all with the objective of maintaining patient safety, enhancing quality care, and minimizing loss to protect assets of the facility. Additionally, this individual is responsible for reviewing and formulating policy or organizational changes and making recommendations for final approval by senior management. The Clinical Risk Manager shall work closely with the Quality Department, Compliance Department and the Patient Representative in performing the duties outlined above. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operation/Compliance 1. Directs loss control/loss prevention activities and reports results to senior administration 2. Conducts statistical trending of losses and analyzes patterns 3. Designs and implements risk management surveys and studies; conducts surveys, studies, and special projects to assist in long-term planning and changes to policies and systems that reduce risk and losses 4. Responsible for identifying and communicating regulatory requirements 5. Leads development of system-wide approach on disclosure of medical errors and obtains physician support 6. Complies with OSHA regulations 7. Analyzes the risk of loss versus cost of reducing risk 8. Collaborates with senior leadership to collate cost data for budgetary and historical purposes 9. Works with Medical Staff Services to develop and maintain risk management profiles on physicians and integrates that information into the credentialing process in compliance with state and federal agencies, TJC, and/or other institutional or accreditation requirements 10. Submits recommendations for changes in the existing risk control and risk-financing procedures based on changes in properties, operations, or activities 11. Evaluates correspondence from attorneys, patients, and other outside sources, and formulates responses, as needed 12. Records, collects, documents, maintains, and communicates to insurance carrier and/or attorney any information necessary to prepare testimony in pending litigation 13. Directs and coordinates release of records and information in response to subpoenas, court orders, attorney requests, state and federal agency investigations, and other inquiries from outside sources 14. Maintains legal case files and strives to maintain maximum protection from discoverability of such files 15. Answers medical/legal inquiries of physicians, nurses, and administrators regarding emergent patient care issues and loss control 16. Resolves treatment issues, including patient decisions made against medical advice, refusals of treatment, and consent issues; initiates court orders as appropriate via in-house and outside legal counsel 17. Maintains awareness of legislative activities that may affect risk management programs and participates in the legislative process Loss Prevention/Patient Safety 1. Plans, develops, and presents educational material to administration, the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department personnel on topics related to risk management 2. Develops and implements educational programs designed to minimize the frequency and reduce the severity of actual and potential safety hazards throughout the system 3. Manages product safety recall notifications 4. Manages FDA reports on failed medical devices 5. Leads root cause analysis, FMEA and makes recommendations for improvement 6. Active participation in patient safety goals by providing data to support policies 7. Acts as a resource, internal consultant, and educator for patient safety/risk management issues 8. Complies with various codes, laws, rules and regulations concerning patient care, including those mandated by state and federal agencies, incident reporting, also includes investigative activities with federal, state and local enforcement authorities 9. Leads investigations for adverse drug and sentinel events 10. Supports the efforts of the state Patient Safety Organization Claims Management 1. Authority to initiate medical write-offs to mitigate potential claims 2. Assists with the investigation of incidents/events that could lead to financial loss, including professional and general liability 3. Assists legal in the compilation of information supplied to brokers and insurance company representatives in negotiating and settling specific general liability claims and participates in conferences with claimants, attorneys, and insurance carriers when applicable. 4. Investigates risks involving actual or potential injury to patients, visitors, and employees; collects information necessary to prepare for defense claims 5. Interacts with legal counsel, insurance carrier, and patient’s/families to effect timely settlement 6. Reports patient-care related incidents to the Department of Health if required by law; directs investigation and development of corrective plans; submits required reports to state and federal agencies EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: Current Registered Nurse Licensure by the Louisiana State Board of Nurse Examiners Minimum of 3 years’ experience in clinical risk management preferred CPHRM and/or FASHRM certification preferred Broad knowledge and familiarity with healthcare related regulatory and accreditation requirements Meets requirements of local jurisdiction for risk management certification SKILLS Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is: · Ability to function independently, to manage time, and prioritize workload on a daily basis. · Ability to manage highly confidential information · Excellent verbal skills with sensitivity in handling anxious staff and excellent written communication skills. · Conflict resolution skills · Ability to monitor quality of care by observing trends in event reports · Ability to work with physicians, health care providers and other stakeholders in the organization · Proficiency in PC programs to allow preparation of documents for presentations EQUIPMENT OPERATED: · Computer · Various types of medical instruments & equipment PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Conditions, which differ from the normal office work environment, include: · Flexibility in scheduling to accommodate hospital shift workers; however, normal business hours will be the scheduling norm · Frequently commuting between hospital and meeting locations · Frequent and potential hazards include: exposure to blood or body fluids, needles or other sharp objects, · Communicable diseases; repetitive motions, computer monitor · Some and potential hazards include: toxic/caustic chemicals, dust/fumes/gases (including asbestos), · Moving mechanical parts, electric shock, x-ray electro-magnetic energy, high-pitched noises. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
LPN Float - UHC Flex Staff - Full Time (Job ID: 889) SUMMARY: LPN Floater will be responsible for floating from unit to unit as needed through-out the day and/or work week in an effort to fill needs on the floors and fulfill fulltime hour requirements. This will ensure there is always an LPN available to fill gaps as needed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The LPN will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop, and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan. The patient and his/her family will be included in patient care planning and setting of discharge objectives. The LPN implements nursing care through such services as case management, health instructions, health counseling, providing care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being, and executing health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentists, or other authorized prescribes, performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of an individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs and establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goals to meet the identified health care needs, plans nursing care measures, documents all of the above appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration and setting priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified nursing personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria. The LPN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient's care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions. The LPN will provide individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods necessary, uses appropriate resources to meet the educational goals, prepares patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness and communicates effectively with all age groups which pertains to the patient population served. The LPN will demonstrate competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers medications per standards, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to the age-specific needs. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: Current licensure as a LPN in the State of Louisiana required. CPR certification to be obtained with 30 days of hire. Falls Prevention, OSHA, and Restraints training to be obtained within 30 days of hire.
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN-LGMC 5T Medicine-Full Time (Job ID: 91) Location: LGMC Employment Status: Full Time SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan • The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective • Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being • In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria • The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions • Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness • Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs • Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: • Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana • CPR Certification • Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: • Must comply with all Standards of Behavior • Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: • Computer • Various types of medical instruments & equipment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN Specialty-LGMC NICU-PRN (Job ID: 939) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Specialty RN will fulfill all essential duties and responsibilities of the RN job description below as well as the following: 1. Will be a resource to other units within the hospital for specific patient care needs including but not limited to, administering chemotherapy, providing specialized surgical/procedural intervention and/or responding to Codes and RRT’s. 2. These nurses will maintain their skills and knowledge as well as applicable certifications within their specialty.  The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan  The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective  Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being  In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria  The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions  Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness  Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served  Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs  Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: • Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana • Maintains current BLS Certification • ICU: ACLS required within 6 months of hire. • Emergency: ACLS required within 6 months of hire and PALS required within 12 months of hire. • Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: • Must comply with all Standards of Behavior • Prompt and regular attendance according to policy • Comply with dress code and appearance standards • Interact with patients, customers, the general public, management, and team members in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner • Work with integrity, uphold LGH’s mission, values, and maintain confidentiality in all situations • Follow safety & security policies & procedures, immediately report suspicious activities and unsafe conditions. Use equipment, tools & materials properly; use and/or wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) • Participate in all mandatory job training and meetings as directed • Adhere to requirements, policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or other Hospital/Clinic practices. • Maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units. • Maintains acceptable standards of patient care. • Exercises appropriate use of Universal Precautions, personal protective equipment, and other safety guidelines/regulations as required by OSHA and other enforcement agencies EQUIPMENT OPERATED: • General office equipment • Computer • Diagnostic testing equipment • Various types of medical instruments & equipment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required.
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN-LGMC 10W Observation-PRN (Job ID: 1695) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: • Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana • CPR Certification • Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: • Must comply with all Standards of Behavior • Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: • Computer • Various types of medical instruments & equipment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN Specialty/LG Ortho ED/Full Time (Job ID: 1698) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: § The Specialty RN will fulfill all essential duties and responsibilities of the RN job description below as well as the following: 1. Will be a resource to other units within the hospital for specific patient care needs including but not limited to, administering chemotherapy, providing specialized surgical/procedural intervention and/or responding to Codes and RRT’s. 2. These nurses will maintain their skills and knowledge as well as applicable certifications within their specialty. § The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan § The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective § Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being § In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria § The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions § Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness § Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served § Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs § Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: · Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana · Maintains current BLS Certification · ICU: ACLS required within 6 months of hire. · Emergency: ACLS required within 6 months of hire and PALS required within 12 months of hire. · Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN Team Leader/LGMC ICU/Full Time (Job ID: 1687) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: I. The Team Leader is responsible for the quality of the care provided to patients during their shift. Functions as care coordinator. A. Maintains high standards of patient care: 1. Participates, evaluates and reports PI Plan. 2. Accountable for staff guidance through PI plan. B. Promotes high standards in Human Resources: 1. Rewards unit staff through awards and recognition. 2. Assists with the evaluation of staff. 3. Responsible for staff discipline while on duty. II. The Team leader is responsible for resource management within the department: Meets professional requirements in a timely manner and is attentive to detail: a. Patient Assignments b. Promotes adherence to quality initiatives. B. Risk management C. Plans activities in an organized, accountable manner: D. Plans patient care in an organized, accountable manner. E. Evaluates patient care outcome. F. Acts as a professional role model by actively participating in patient care. G. Leads patient care team on designated shift. H. Completes leadership rounds. I. Attempts to create improved patient and staff conditions through creativity and innovativeness in coordinating patient care. J. Shows concern for effective use of resources and equipment. K. Involves unit staff in planning. L. Responds positively to changing circumstances. M. Coordinates accurate calculation of patient acuity and workload (staffing) data. Makes assignments accordingly. N. Monitors clinical conditions. O. Displays confidence and effectiveness in leadership role. Remains visible in the department to physicians and staff members. Allocates resources to keep continuous flow of patient care. Maintains knowledge of patients within the department and delegates duties to enhance patient flow. Supports and promotes patient satisfaction goals. Rounds on patients to enhance patient satisfaction. Promotes teamwork and monitors staff members (work performance) output, offering solutions to improve performance. Conferences/coaches staff members who require redirection, (collaborates with Director/Clinical Supervisor as needed). Documents actions taken. Makes patient/room assignments when on duty. Monitors that PI checks are performed by assigned team members. Will be a responsible nurse advocate for patients and patients’ families during crisis situation. III. The Team Leader is responsible for upholding Leadership Standard in the department. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: A. One (1) year experience required. B. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Louisiana. C. Experience with role of charge nurse. D. Certification preferred. E. Preferred Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Business, Health Care Administration, or equivalent experience. F. Current CPR certification; advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN-LBHU-Part Time (Job ID: 1689) Location: LBHU Employment Status: Part Time Summary: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. Responsibilities: •The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. • The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan • The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective • Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being • In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria • The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions • Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness • Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs • Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. Education/Training/Experience: * RN License * CPR Basic Life Support *Advanced certification perferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN-AGH Med Surg-Full Time (Job ID: 52) SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: § The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan § The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective § Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being § In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria § The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions § Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness § Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served § Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs § Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: · Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana · CPR Certification · Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: · Must comply with all Standards of Behavior · Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: · Computer · Various types of medical instruments & equipment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: · Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis · May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
Clinical Nurse Manager-LGMC 8W Oncology-Full Time (Job ID: 1631) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: This position provides managerial and clinical support to patients and staff. Uses depth and breadth of clinical management knowledge to ensure the provision of high quality, safe, and cost effective patient care. Demonstrates clinical expertise and oversees the leadership of clinical, financial, and personnel management of assigned areas. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises all department staff. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Oversees the operations of the unit to ensure smooth and efficient patient care management. Assures appropriate patient assignments. Completes daily rounding on patients and staff to ensure quality provision of care as per our Journey 2 Excellence expectations. · Manages the department to ensure patient and employee satisfaction while promoting safety and retention. Serves as a real-time resource and assists with clinical expertise for staff and physicians for problem-solving on patients, processes, and family issues. · Coordinates quality initiatives and process improvements. Aligns and manages to metrics. · Develops leadership skills among staff including communication, decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking, and employee engagement. Leads the development of staff and supports career advancement opportunities. Functions as a role model and encourages staff to participate in their own development. · Facilitates department meetings and shared governance/leadership efforts. · Responsible for selection, orientation, on-boarding, and retention. Demonstrates leadership through coaching, performance evaluations, corrective actions, and development opportunities to create a culture of learning. · Assists in the development of the operational and capital budget, provides daily operational resource management including staff, supplies, and equipment. Ensures optimal productivity for the department. · Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory, and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of LGH with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education /Training/Experience · Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing · Documented clinical expertise in area of practice · Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice. · Completes annual mandatory requirements · Note: for Specialty areas additional certifications maybe required o Cancer Center and Oncology – Chemo/BioTherapy certification is required within 12 months of hire. License(s), Certification(s), Registration(s), Accreditation(s) · Current RN licensure in the State of Louisiana · BLS or ACLS required PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: · Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior. · Adhere to requirements, policies and procedures EQUIPMENT OPERATED: · Computer · Various types of medical equipment PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Medium Work – Medium level work as definied byt the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21 – 50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11- 25 pounds on a frequent basis. May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving of patients. Walking about from patients’ rooms as well as to and from various hospital areas.
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
LPN - UHC Med Surg - Part Time (Job ID: 1674) SUMMARY: The licensed practical nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: § The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of the Registered Nurse § Obtains information to contribute to an accurate and current patient assessment, patient care plan, and discharge plan § Delivers compassionate care to patients and supports members of the patient’s family § Includes the patient and caregivers in this process to obtain accurate information/history and contributes to the RN’s assessment § Evaluates the patient’s needs, reports findings in a timely manner, evaluates the patient frequently to determine changes in conditions/needs, and performs basic nursing monitoring skills, as well as contributes to a current patient assessment – I&O, IV, VS § Gathers information appropriately using sound nursing assessment skills, proper interviewing techniques, and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team in discharge planning § Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice § Accurately performs current practice standards and performs basic nursing skills in a competent manner § Administers medication correctly and carries out orders promptly § Is responsible for accurately documenting patient care in a timely manner being attentive to detail when documenting procedures, medications, IV maintenance, and abnormal findings § Should demonstrate knowledge of disease process, recognizes abnormal conditions, and reports valid patient care conditions and changes § Provides patient care in an organized manner, utilizing knowledge of nursing process – assessments, planning, interventions, and evaluations § Under the direction of the RN, the LPN will interpret the information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs § Provides individualized health education to the patient and caregivers to specifically meet the patient’s needs related to the current diagnoses § The education process is from admission through discharge and includes all age groups pertaining to the patient population served § Provides care in a safe and therapeutic environment § Performs other duties as required QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: · Maintains current licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Louisiana · CPR Certification · IV therapy PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: · Must comply with all Standards of Behavior · Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: · Computer · Various types of medical instruments & equipment PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: · Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis · May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
Utilization Mgmt Team Leader-LGMC Case Management-Full Time (Job ID: 1678) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Utilization Management Manger, the Team Leader is responsible for the daily operations of the UM department and Gatekeepers. Daily coordination with UM Committee physicians, UM Nurses, Clinical Appeals Coordinator, Gatekeepers and other various departments and staff to deliver cost effective, quality of care services to LGMC patients. Provides administrative and leadership support to staff. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in the oversight of Utilization Management Department staff including monitoring of performance standards. Introductory and annual evaluations with input from the UM Manager. Provide leadership and supervision of day-to-day Utilization Management functions to ensure high quality, cost effective services to patients, and compliance with regulatory requirements, including assisting with current workload when regulatory time frames may be in jeopardy. Monitors employees’ attendance, caseload ratios, performance, work productivity, etc Recognizes problematic areas and develops more effective and efficient workflow processes in conjunction with management. Submits statistical reporting to management to include individual and departmental goals and metrics Assist in the development of internal Policy and Procedure Manuals Take escalated calls and cases to assist members, providers and staff with positive resolution. Assists with the hiring and training of new staff as needed. Conducts routine audits on UM reviews to ensure adherence to CMS regulations. Produces daily, weekly and monthly UM reports. Conducts routine staff meetings. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Motivates employees and leads by example with a positive attitude that's professional, courteous and cheerful. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: Required § Current Louisiana RN licensure § Three (3) or more years of clinical experience with at least one year in a supervisory capacity § Excellent interpersonal, communication and administrative skills § Proficient with Microsoft Office applications § The ability to comprehend, document and analyze § Strong organizational and time management skills, as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components. § Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment Preferred § Knowledge of regulatory agencies, managed care principles, and contract terminology § Familiar with ICD-10 coding and medical terminology § Knowledge of InterQual or MCG § Professional certification as a Case Manager EQUIPMENT OPERATED: · Computer · Various PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: · The work is light. Sits and walks throughout the day. · Handling office supplies and equipment. · Talking and hearing to converse with staff members and other employees or visitors. · Visual acuity to prepare and read reports. · Works inside . · Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis. SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Hospital/Clinic and the employee. The job description is subject to change as the needs of the Hospital/Clinic and requirements of the job change. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior
Jul 22, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN - UHC Specialty Care Clinic - Full Time (Job ID: 1260) SUMMARY: The licensed practical nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: § The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of the Registered Nurse § Obtains information to contribute to an accurate and current patient assessment, patient care plan, and discharge plan § Delivers compassionate care to patients and supports members of the patient’s family § Includes the patient and caregivers in this process to obtain accurate information/history and contributes to the RN’s assessment § Evaluates the patient’s needs, reports findings in a timely manner, evaluates the patient frequently to determine changes in conditions/needs, and performs basic nursing monitoring skills, as well as contributes to a current patient assessment – I&O, IV, VS § Gathers information appropriately using sound nursing assessment skills, proper interviewing techniques, and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team in discharge planning § Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice § Accurately performs current practice standards and performs basic nursing skills in a competent manner § Administers medication correctly and carries out orders promptly § Is responsible for accurately documenting patient care in a timely manner being attentive to detail when documenting procedures, medications, IV maintenance, and abnormal findings § Should demonstrate knowledge of disease process, recognizes abnormal conditions, and reports valid patient care conditions and changes § Provides patient care in an organized manner, utilizing knowledge of nursing process – assessments, planning, interventions, and evaluations § Under the direction of the RN, the LPN will interpret the information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs § Provides individualized health education to the patient and caregivers to specifically meet the patient’s needs related to the current diagnoses § The education process is from admission through discharge and includes all age groups pertaining to the patient population served § Provides care in a safe and therapeutic environment § Performs other duties as required QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: · Maintains current licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Louisiana · CPR Certification · IV therapy PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: · Must comply with all Standards of Behavior · Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: · Computer · Various types of medical instruments & equipment PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: · Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis · May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN Specialty-LGMC ICU-Full Time (Job ID: 1449) SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ■ The Specialty RN will fulfill all essential duties and responsibilities of the RN job description below as well as the following: 1. Will be a resource to other units within the hospital for specific patient care needs including but not limited to, administering chemotherapy, providing specialized surgical/procedural intervention and/or responding to Codes and RRT’s. 2. These nurses will maintain their skills and knowledge as well as applicable certifications within their specialty. ■ The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan ■ The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective ■ Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being ■ In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria ■ The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions ■ Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness ■ Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served ■ Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs ■ Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: • Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana • Maintains current BLS Certification • ICU: ACLS required within 6 months of hire. • Emergency: ACLS required within 6 months of hire and PALS required within 12 months of hire. • Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: • Must comply with all Standards of Behavior • Prompt and regular attendance according to policy • Comply with dress code and appearance standards • Interact with patients, customers, the general public, management, and team members in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner • Work with integrity, uphold LGH’s mission, values, and maintain confidentiality in all situations • Follow safety & security policies & procedures, immediately report suspicious activities and unsafe conditions. Use equipment, tools & materials properly; use and/or wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) • Participate in all mandatory job training and meetings as directed • Adhere to requirements, policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or other Hospital/Clinic practices. • Maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units. • Maintains acceptable standards of patient care. • Exercises appropriate use of Universal Precautions, personal protective equipment, and other safety guidelines/regulations as required by OSHA and other enforcement agencies EQUIPMENT OPERATED: • General office equipment • Computer • Diagnostic testing equipment • Various types of medical instruments & equipment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required.
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN Specialty - UHC ICU - Full Time (Job ID: 1473) SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: § The Specialty RN will fulfill all essential duties and responsibilities of the RN job description below as well as the following: 1. Will be a resource to other units within the hospital for specific patient care needs including but not limited to, administering chemotherapy, providing specialized surgical/procedural intervention and/or responding to Codes and RRT’s. 2. These nurses will maintain their skills and knowledge as well as applicable certifications within their specialty. § The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan § The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective § Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being § In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria § The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions § Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness § Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served § Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs § Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: · Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana · Maintains current BLS Certification · ICU: ACLS required within 6 months of hire. · Emergency: ACLS required within 6 months of hire and PALS required within 12 months of hire. · Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: · Must comply with all Standards of Behavior · Prompt and regular attendance according to policy · Comply with dress code and appearance standards · Interact with patients, customers, the general public, management, and team members in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner · Work with integrity, uphold LGH’s mission, values, and maintain confidentiality in all situations · Follow safety & security policies & procedures, immediately report suspicious activities and unsafe conditions. Use equipment, tools & materials properly; use and/or wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) · Participate in all mandatory job training and meetings as directed · Adhere to requirements, policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or other Hospital/Clinic practices. · Maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units. · Maintains acceptable standards of patient care. · Exercises appropriate use of Universal Precautions, personal protective equipment, and other safety guidelines/regulations as required by OSHA and other enforcement agencies EQUIPMENT OPERATED: · General office equipment · Computer · Diagnostic testing equipment · Various types of medical instruments & equipment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: · Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis · May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
LPN - UHC Internal Medicine Clinic - PRN (Job ID: 1474) SUMMARY: The licensed practical nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: § The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of the Registered Nurse § Obtains information to contribute to an accurate and current patient assessment, patient care plan, and discharge plan § Delivers compassionate care to patients and supports members of the patient’s family § Includes the patient and caregivers in this process to obtain accurate information/history and contributes to the RN’s assessment § Evaluates the patient’s needs, reports findings in a timely manner, evaluates the patient frequently to determine changes in conditions/needs, and performs basic nursing monitoring skills, as well as contributes to a current patient assessment – I&O, IV, VS § Gathers information appropriately using sound nursing assessment skills, proper interviewing techniques, and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team in discharge planning § Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice § Accurately performs current practice standards and performs basic nursing skills in a competent manner § Administers medication correctly and carries out orders promptly § Is responsible for accurately documenting patient care in a timely manner being attentive to detail when documenting procedures, medications, IV maintenance, and abnormal findings § Should demonstrate knowledge of disease process, recognizes abnormal conditions, and reports valid patient care conditions and changes § Provides patient care in an organized manner, utilizing knowledge of nursing process – assessments, planning, interventions, and evaluations § Under the direction of the RN, the LPN will interpret the information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs § Provides individualized health education to the patient and caregivers to specifically meet the patient’s needs related to the current diagnoses § The education process is from admission through discharge and includes all age groups pertaining to the patient population served § Provides care in a safe and therapeutic environment § Performs other duties as required QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: · Maintains current licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Louisiana · CPR Certification · IV therapy PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: · Must comply with all Standards of Behavior · Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: · Computer · Various types of medical instruments & equipment PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: · Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis · May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
Nurse Practitioner-CCA OGH-Full Time (Job ID: 1478) Location: CCA OGH Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: I. The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for exhibiting concern for high standards in patient care: A. Assist within the NP or PA scope of practice with comprehensive patient history and physical examination and hospital rounds for patients with medical conditions. B. Provides hospital rounds for patients followed by Hospitalist Team according to collaborative agreement. a. Documents patient rounds in SOAP format in progress notes according to Protocol b. Issues appropriate patient orders according to Protocol C. Collaborates with Medical Director and physicians to develop protocols to enhance quality patient outcomes. D. Follows up to monitor outcomes. E. Assists with clinical problem solving at the unit level. F. Assists in developing guidelines to ensure quality patient care. G. Exhibits knowledge of patient rights for all age groups served in specialty area. H. Facilitates discharge planning and coordination of post-discharge follow-up II. The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for exhibiting concern for high clinical standards: A. Actively assists with development and setting of clinical standards. B. Serves as a respected resource in clinical matters. C. Accountable for excellence in clinical practice. D. Sustains clinical environment that supports excellence in nursing practice. E. Validates that patient care is consistent with identified standard of care. F. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patient served on his/her specialty area. III. The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for Resource Management within the department A. Facilitates interdisciplinary networking, i.e., physician/nurse rounds B. Participates in the teaching role under the Hospitalist Medical Director’s direction IV. The Physician Extender/NP will participate and maintain high standards in research and quality improvement A. Facilitates and supports healthcare research B. Ensures that current NP/PA data is incorporated into clinical practice and care and delivery C. Supports and assists with unit-based QA improvement programs D. Participates in interdisciplinary rounds that focus on patient care issues and discharge planning. V. The Physician Extender/NP will be responsible for upholding influence/leadership in the department: A. Responsive to patient/family expectations and needs. B. Uses group dynamics to affect positive change. C. Demonstrates creativity in the clinical consultant role. D. Demonstrates political sensitivity. E. Participates/contributes to the strategic planning activities for Patient Care and nursing units. F. Coordinates efforts of collaborative Hospitalist Team to ensure quality patient care delivery. E. Provides a strong image as a leader/role model. F. Acts as change agent. G. Follows Guidelines and Standards of practice approved by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) or the Louisiana State Board of Nursing H. Maintains up to date knowledge of current trends in specialty area. I. Obtains required continuing education hours annually. J. Maintains documentation within two weeks of attendance. K. Maintains certification in specialty area according to credentials. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: • Current Registered Nurse licensure to practice nursing in the state of Louisiana. • Satisfactory completion of a program of studies accredited by the American Nursing Association which is recognized by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. • National certification in Family Nursing Practitioner or other Nurse Practitioner specialty care areas such as Gerontology, Adult (or certification within three years of employment for new graduate). • Two years of clinical nursing experience. • Requires 12 months of on-the-job experience to meet effective expected practice standards. • Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice. Extensive knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and management of acute and chronic patient/family problems. • Current licensure and certification required by the State of Louisiana of LAC 46:XLVII.3705 and 3707 Advanced Practitioner of Nursing: Primary Nurse Associate. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN-AKMH Med Surg-Full Time (Job ID: 1481) Location: AKMH Employment Status: FT Summary Summary: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. Responsibilities Responsibilities: •The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. • The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan • The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective • Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being • In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria • The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions • Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness • Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs • Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. Education Education: Credentials: Essential: * RN License * CPR Basic Life Support Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
LPN-LGMD Observation Suite-PRN (Job ID: 783) Location: LGMD Observation Suite Employment Status: PRN M-F [with the option to pickup additional PRN shifts in LGMD clinics] SUMMARY: The licensed practical nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of the Registered Nurse  Obtains information to contribute to an accurate and current patient assessment, patient care plan, and discharge plan  Delivers compassionate care to patients and supports members of the patient’s family  Includes the patient and caregivers in this process to obtain accurate information/history and contributes to the RN’s assessment  Evaluates the patient’s needs, reports findings in a timely manner, evaluates the patient frequently to determine changes in conditions/needs, and performs basic nursing monitoring skills, as well as contributes to a current patient assessment – I&O, IV, VS  Gathers information appropriately using sound nursing assessment skills, proper interviewing techniques, and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team in discharge planning  Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice  Accurately performs current practice standards and performs basic nursing skills in a competent manner  Administers medication correctly and carries out orders promptly  Is responsible for accurately documenting patient care in a timely manner being attentive to detail when documenting procedures, medications, IV maintenance, and abnormal findings  Should demonstrate knowledge of disease process, recognizes abnormal conditions, and reports valid patient care conditions and changes  Provides patient care in an organized manner, utilizing knowledge of nursing process – assessments, planning, interventions, and evaluations  Under the direction of the RN, the LPN will interpret the information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs  Provides individualized health education to the patient and caregivers to specifically meet the patient’s needs related to the current diagnoses  The education process is from admission through discharge and includes all age groups pertaining to the patient population served  Provides care in a safe and therapeutic environment  Performs other duties as required QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:  Maintains current licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Louisiana  CPR Certification  IV therapy PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:  Must comply with all Standards of Behavior  Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  Computer  Various types of medical instruments & equipment PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:  Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis  May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN-LGMC 6T Telemetry-PRN (Job ID: 1665) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN Summary: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. Responsibilities: •The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. • The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan • The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective • Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being • In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria • The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions • Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness • Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs • Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. Education: · Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana · CPR Certification · Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior Other information: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
Clinical Educator-LGMC Clinical Education-PRN (Job ID: 1642) Location: LGMC Employment Status: PRN SUMMARY: The functions of the Clinical Educator are to provide professional development to nursing staff as well as provide development and education services to the various licensed and unlicensed healthcare clinicians throughout the organization. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: § Maintaining clinical competence in their area of specialty § Providing ongoing evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of the educational activities to ensure that they maintain and enhance professional development that promotes the delivery of cost effective high quality healthcare and are evidence-based § Conducts needs assessments using a variety of strategic tools § Incorporates principles of adult learning in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education programs § Coordinates orientation of new staff to the organization assuring that required training/orientation is scheduled, completed and documented in HR files § Develops/coordinates education plans related to initial and ongoing competency validation § Coordinates and provides the EMR training for all patient care new hires as well as remediation for staff members as identified § Develops/coordinates core education for the development of leaders at all levels such as charge nurse, team leaders etc. § Plans, prepares and maintain materials for use in educational programs for accuracy and relevance to the target audience. § Provides educational opportunities that benefit nurses and other clinicians at all stages of their career development. § Supports staff development with educational activities (which include remediation, certifications, mentoring, life support, JCAHO requirements, product roll-outs, etc) § Teaches content as needed and/or assigned within clinical expertise to facilitate orientation, staff development and/or safe practice. § Identifies and recruits internal and external resources (nurse, doctor, other specialists) for educational activities § Coordinates educational activities (includes continuing education credit, clinical affiliation with universities and community outreach) § Participates in committees, task forces, projects as requested § Participates in review of activities or processes as requested § Maintain flexibility when managing multiple roles and responsibilities QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: · Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana · BSN/MSN preferred · Clinical expertise in area of practice with advanced certification preferred · CPR Certification · Experience in group dynamics, presentation, facilitation skills and human behavior · Experience in project management preferred with excellent time management and organizational skills · Experience in computer applications such as word, excel, powerpoint, outlook and learning management systems · BLS, ACLS, and/or PALS instructor status or ability to achieve within 6 months of accepting position PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: · Must comply with all Standards of Behavior · Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: · General office equipment · Computer · Diagnostic testing equipment · Various types of medical instruments & equipment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: · Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis · May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas .
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
LPN-BRACC-Full Time (Job ID: 1647) Location: BRACC Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: The licensed practical nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of the Registered Nurse  Obtains information to contribute to an accurate and current patient assessment, patient care plan, and discharge plan  Delivers compassionate care to patients and supports members of the patient’s family  Includes the patient and caregivers in this process to obtain accurate information/history and contributes to the RN’s assessment  Evaluates the patient’s needs, reports findings in a timely manner, evaluates the patient frequently to determine changes in conditions/needs, and performs basic nursing monitoring skills, as well as contributes to a current patient assessment – I&O, IV, VS  Gathers information appropriately using sound nursing assessment skills, proper interviewing techniques, and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team in discharge planning  Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice  Accurately performs current practice standards and performs basic nursing skills in a competent manner  Administers medication correctly and carries out orders promptly  Is responsible for accurately documenting patient care in a timely manner being attentive to detail when documenting procedures, medications, IV maintenance, and abnormal findings  Should demonstrate knowledge of disease process, recognizes abnormal conditions, and reports valid patient care conditions and changes  Provides patient care in an organized manner, utilizing knowledge of nursing process – assessments, planning, interventions, and evaluations  Under the direction of the RN, the LPN will interpret the information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs  Provides individualized health education to the patient and caregivers to specifically meet the patient’s needs related to the current diagnoses  The education process is from admission through discharge and includes all age groups pertaining to the patient population served  Provides care in a safe and therapeutic environment  Performs other duties as required QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:  Maintains current licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Louisiana  CPR Certification  IV therapy PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:  Must comply with all Standards of Behavior  Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC. EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  Computer  Various types of medical instruments & equipment PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:  Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis  May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
RN Specialty Weekend/LGMC PCU/Full Time (Job ID: 1574) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: § The Specialty RN will fulfill all essential duties and responsibilities of the RN job description below as well as the following: 1. Will be a resource to other units within the hospital for specific patient care needs including but not limited to, administering chemotherapy, providing specialized surgical/procedural intervention and/or responding to Codes and RRT’s. 2. These nurses will maintain their skills and knowledge as well as applicable certifications within their specialty. § The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan § The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of discharge objective § Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being § In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team, delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing criteria § The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the management of the patient’s care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions § Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals, prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic measures to promote healing and wellness § Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served § Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs § Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: · Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana · Maintains current BLS Certification · ICU: ACLS required within 6 months of hire. · Emergency: ACLS required within 6 months of hire and PALS required within 12 months of hire. · Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior
Jul 16, 2019
Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA, USA
Patient Nurse Navigator-LGH-Full Time (Job ID: 1575) Location: LGH Employment Status: FT SUMMARY: Provides individualized assistance to patients, families and caregivers and the community to help overcome healthcare system barriers and to facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care throughout the continuum of care. Under general administrative direction, coordinates referrals from physicians and health care facilities for patients; provides a significant level of patient education related to their illness and planned treatment Improves overall outcomes by reducing delays between abnormal testing, diagnosis and treatment; and reducing patient and family anxiety. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Patient Coordination/Advocate - works closely with physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate patient’s care plan communication; works with multidisciplinary team to maintain and implement up-to-date coordinated care plan; communicate with all members of the healthcare team on behalf of the patient. Incorporates evidence based practices and procedures to achieve patient centered care across the care continuum. Promotes patient and employee engagement to coordinate efforts for quality treatment, quality improvement, education, and marketing efforts. Facilitates several wellness initiatives throughout the health system such as: Healthe; Employee Health Fairs; Active Care Diabetes Wellness Program; Wellness Committee initiative; NN column in Generally Speaking; and special health related events such as Diabetes Retinopathy Screening, DHH Geaux Lite Data and Application Submission, conducted initial Smokerlyzer test, and Scott Sitting’s Diabetic Pilot Group for Doctoral Degree in Health Informatics. • Patient Referral – Uses protocols to refer patients to the appropriate specialist for diagnosis and/or treatment and assists patients and their families in obtaining referrals to needed specialists to include making appointments in a timely manner. Provides support and counseling, as appropriate to the clinical situation. Maintains privacy and confidentiality of employee and protected health information, at all times. • Clinical Process Development – Works with physicians to develop and maintain clinic processes and pathways. • Optimizes Outcomes – Proactively develops and enhances processes with the goal of improving the clinical and personal experience for referred patients and efficiency for both the referring and accepting physician. Reduce the time span from diagnosis to definitive treatment therefore reducing anxiety and fear. Reduce obstacles that would impede care. • Liaison – Communicates with referring physician’s offices and interdisciplinary team as appropriate to the patient and physician’s needs. Investigates, resolves and documents the resolution of patient complaints concerning services provided by LGH. Facilitates communication between leadership, physicians, managed care companies, employees, the community, and other stakeholders. • Education – Works with Community Relations, pharmaceutical reps, diabetic educators and others to educate referring physicians, facilities, employees, and the general public on available services and role of the patient/nurse navigator. Promote awareness with employee population as well as potential clients of the Nurse Navigator program. • Analyzes – Continually analyzes Claims Data in APHs Poindexter by coordinating efforts with third party administrators of medical plan. Compiles metrics in order to determine care gaps, areas of low participation, and/or high utilization. Analyzes PHA data from Healthe to develop and initiate personalized wellness plans that incorporate healthy practices and preventive care measures. • Cost Avoidance Initiatives – steerage to LGMD physicians and LGH outpatient diagnostic and lab services; encourage mail order pharmacy utilization; offer other options to unnecessary ER utilization by coordination of same day PCP appointments and steerage to LGH Urgent Cares. Work with employees, physician and/or physician’s representative, and interdisciplinary team to reinforce and ensure compliance with the physician’s plan of care. Continually make recommendations on utilizing more cost efficient measures for patient and self-insured plan related to polypharmacy, multiple provides, generic medication utilization, etc.…. • As needed – Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position and LGH’s success. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Case Manager LCSW with 10+ yrs. experience or Registered Nurse with 4-5 years clinical experience required. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: • Computer • Various PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas.
Jul 16, 2019