Jan 23, 2024

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Acute Care, Acute Care of the Elderly, PT, Days

  • Prisma Health
  • Columbia, SC, USA
Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description

Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference. Job Summary Under the direction of a Registered Nurse/Physician, provides nursing care for patients. Assumes responsibility for data collection related to patient status, on-going monitoring, measuring, and documentation of patient responses; provides patient/family instruction. Performs additional patient care functions for which appropriately licensed. Prisma Health Richland Acute Care of the Elderly Unit The ACE unit is part of a larger initiative called Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE). This system helps us identify the needs of our elderly population and the patient’s family so that we may provide the best care. This is a vital component to providing a positive experience for our elderly population. Accountabilities Provides patient care based upon individualized plan of care as delegated by the Registered Nurse/Physician including patient's physical, emotional, cultural, spiritual psychosocial, and education needs. Monitors and documents patient status and condition which may include vital signs, drains, dressings, and lab values. Informs appropriate Registered Nurse/Physician of activities performed, observations of patients and their responses, and changes in patient status. Maintain and/or ensures accurate maintenance of patient's medical records and treats patient records as confidential. Collects and documents data as delegated by the Registered Nurse/Physician, which may require the use of specialized equipment such as glucometer, pulse oximetry, etc.  Orients patient/family to room and unit routines Administers and documents administration of medications per policy Supervisory/Management Responsibility This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director, or executive. Minimum Requirements Completion of an LPN program recognized by the SC State Board of Nursing. One year experience as an LPN. Required Licensure/Registrations/Certifications Licensed to practice as an LPN in South Carolina. In Lieu Of The Above Minimum Requirements In lieu of 1 year of LPN experience, will accept successful completion of the Prisma Health Nurse Residency Program or successful completion of a comparable residency program from another organization. In lieu of completion of a LPN program, will accept program equivalency recognized by the SC State Board of Nursing. In lieu of 1 year of LPN experience, will accept candidates enrolled in an accredited LPN to RN transition program. Work Shift Day (United States of America) Location Richland Facility 1510 Richland Hospital Department 15106506 9E Acute Care of the Elderly Share your talent with us! Our vision is simple: to transform healthcare for the benefits of the communities we serve. The transformation of healthcare requires talented individuals in every role here at Prisma Health.