Feb 01, 2024

LPN - Surgical Inpatient Unit Full Time Days

  • San Juan Regional Medical Center
  • Farmington, NM, USA
Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description

locationsSan Juan Regional Medical Center
time typeFull time
posted onPosted 26 Days Ago
job requisition idR0005760

Love what you do; Love where you live

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a sincerely caring and compassionate professional working under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) to perform patient care.

Required Behaviors:
• As you go about fulfilling this mission, your work habits and work relationships should embody SJRMC's values. These values are our culture, our identity as an organization. Sacred Trust, Personal Reverence, Thoughtful Anticipation, Team Accountability, and Creative Vitality ask more of us than merely completing some list of tasks. Our values ask for a deeper level of commitment, and what is asked of us we freely give because we believe in our mission.

Required Qualifications:

• Graduate of accredited school of nursing
• Current licensure by the State Board of Nursing of New Mexico
• Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
• IV Certification
• Must obtain RN within three (3) years

Preferred Qualifications:

• Obtain Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) within five (5) years
• As indicated in job posting

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide individualized patient care under the supervision of the RN and maintain clinical competency appropriate for the area of practice
• Utilize knowledge and skills to collaborate with the RN to implement, evaluate, and document the care of assigned patients
• Understand and follow policy and procedure
• Meet licensure requirements
• Be responsive to current safety and quality initiatives and sustain improvement
• Build productive interpersonal relationships in every encounter
• Demonstrate teamwork and delegate appropriately to other team members
• Actively participate in the department
• Proactively seek continued growth and development
• Support the philosophy of SJRMC by facilitating the cooperation of hospital staff in a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving
• Uphold established Core Values, Standards of Care, philosophy, and goals of the Nursing Department and organization
• Serve as a role model to staff by demonstrating a positive attitude and holistic approach to patient care and a commitment to the nursing process
• Use advanced and specialized education and skills to proficiently implement and document the care of assigned patients under the supervision of the RN
• Contribute to the assessment of the health status of patients and report findings to the RN
• Participate in the development and modification of the plan of care in conjunction with the RN
• Implement appropriate aspects of the plan of care with education and verified competence
• Participate in the evaluation of responses to interventions
• Reinforce educational need determined by the RN to meet patient plans of care
• Follow guidelines described in the Ethics and Compliance Code of Conduct Compliance Plan
• Demonstrate understanding of DNV accrediting process as it pertains to position and responsibilities and respond accordingly
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Each employee is responsible for implementing SJRMC’s Service Standards into their daily work:
Safety, Courtesy, Effectiveness, and Stewardship

Physical Requirements and Environmental Working Conditions:

• Must be able to see with corrective eyewear and hear clearly with assistance
• Must be able to walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist frequently
• Must be able to lift greater than fifty (50) pounds and push up to three hundred (300) pounds frequently
• Potential exposure to blood and bodily fluids
• Meet OSHA training requirements
• Special Demands:
o Set limits when dealing with angry, hostile, or sometimes verbally or physically abusive patients and families in an attempt to ensure a safe, respectful environment that will support the delivery of care
o Effectively cope and strive for balance when caring for acutely ill patients and families