ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Currently licensed as a Practical Nurse in the State of Michigan.
Demonstrated ability to use the computer with Windows format or demonstrate competency with this format within a period defined by the nursing orientation policy.
ORGANIZATION Accountable to the Unit Manager or designee of the assigned patient care unit.
Works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. May receive instructions from the Unit Manager, Nursing Administrator, or staff nurse. No managerial or supervisory responsibilities.
Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the Patient Care Team.
May be required to rotate shifts, work additional hours or work other units within the same nursing division or with similar patient care requirements.
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:
Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs) Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above) Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X All ages (birth & above as needed on unit) No clinical contact with patients
Age of Patients Served is dependent on the specific populations cared for on the Unit.
Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare
Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.
Promotes personal and patient safety.
Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment to My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.
Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
Works within LPN Scope of Practice.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Supports the mission statement of Munson Healthcare (MHC), Munson Medical Center and Munson Nursing.
MMC Inpatient Maternity LPN role additions:
Is able to scrub for cesarean sections, tubal ligations and D&C’s. Demonstrated competence in patient care situations. Demonstrates knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative techniques. Sets up sterile field and maintains according to department specific guidelines. Follows all department policies/procedures/guidelines relevant to intraoperative patient care procedures. Assisting surgeon during a procedure when requested and under direct supervision includes: Holds retractors placed by surgeon. Cauterizes instrument placed by surgeon. Passes and places ties at the surgeon’s request.
May assist the circulating nurse in the following manner: Assists in moving the patient to and from the surgical bed. Assists in positioning and prepping of patient for the procedure. Cleans and prepares instruments for flash sterilization. Assists in the application and securing of dressings. Keeps surgeon’s preference lists up-to-date. Has knowledge of where all supplies and equipment can be located in the department.
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