Sep 16, 2020

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic

  • Ochsner Health
  • Kenner, LA, USA
Full time

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job provides direct care (including IV therapy) of assigned patients within the framework of the Licensed Practical Nurse Act under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Directs and assists ancillary nursing staff with assigned duties and interacts with the multidisciplinary team and other personnel. Demonstrates professional responsibilities and is responsible for own practice and assists other members of the healthcare team in providing the highest quality personalized patient care.

This position is full-time M-F 8am-5pm. Some travel to Destrehan and possibly Laplace if a nurse is needed.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.

Education

Required - High School diploma or equivalent


Work Experience
Required - Experience working with and maintaining confidential information and working in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.


Certifications

Required - Current LPN License in the state of practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association

Preferred - IV Therapy Credentials

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good time management skills and self directed
  • Demonstrates Good Judgement
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Delegation skills


Job Duties

  • Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the delivery of patient care through data gathering, planning and evaluation.
  • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with all patients, guests, family members and co-workers to ensure a quality patient experience.
  • Adapts to rapid change in a positive manner throughout the day as needs of the unit / department change.
  • Manages personal professional development and maintains required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials.


Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.