Jul 09, 2024

Licensed Practical Nurse

  • UNC Health
  • Kinston, NC, USA
Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description

Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

The Licensed Practical Nurse maintains accountability for the delivery of safe and competent nursing care to assigned patients. Provides care by using the nursing process under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. Supports and assists the Registered Nurse in provision of care and collaborates with physicians and multidisciplinary team members to achieve the highest standards of care specificity to the age of the patient.

• EDUCATION

o Graduation from an approved School of Licensed Practical Nursing.
• EXPERIENCE
o None.
• LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION
o Current licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of North Carolina. BCLS Certification.
• OTHER SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
o Good interpersonal and communication skills. Creative problem solving skills. Demonstrates skills in providing for patient care needs in accordance with age/population of patients served. Successfully completed hospital approved pharmacology examination with a score of 80 or above.
• WORK ENVIRONMENT
o Exposure to blood borne pathogens, airborne pathogens and other infectious diseases requiring the use of protective equipment; exposure to other hazards, such as radiation, toxic waste, chemical hazards, electrical hazards, etc. based on the departments. Possible exposure to conditions, such as noxious odors, fumes, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation. Stressful work periods and rotating shifts.
• PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
o Requires a range of physical activity from sedentary work to heavy work. Includes sitting, standing, walking and lifting patients; some carrying, pushing, pulling, and lifting objects involved in day-to-day activities. Ability to use appropriate Safe-Patient Handling equipment Visual acuity, auditory and verbal skills necessary. Ability to concentrate in surroundings.
• AGE SPECIFIC SERVED
o N/A