The Licensed Practical Nurse-PNS (LPN) is responsible for direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in patient care area. The LPN provides and documents direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Nursing care is guided by the physician orders and the nursing plan of care. Patient response to care is reported to a registered nurse for evaluation, intervention and modification of the plan of care. The LPN assists physicians and other nursing personnel in the performance of various diagnostic procedures. The LPN performs functions as noted above and generally with an assigned patient load, but LPN is ready and willing to assist co-workers with ANY nursing support function and across any case load including other units that may not be the normal primary work assignment.
- Graduate of an accredited Practical Nurse program required.
- Previous acute care experience preferred.
- Previous Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems preferred.
- Current South Carolina (or compact state) licensure as LPN (SCLLR) in good standing required.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with co-workers, nursing colleagues, physicians, and department heads.
- Exemplary core customer service skills required.
- Knowledge of nursing theory and practice required.
- Strong organizational skills required.
- Strong PC skills required.
- Strong verbal communication skills required.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment in emergency situations required.