Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a registered nurse. Â Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Â Communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patientâ€™s clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Â Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Â Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.
Demonstrates ability, under direct supervision of an RN, to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.Â Â Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.Â Â Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.Â Â Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratoryâ€™s and the resident care unitâ€™s policies and procedures.Â Â Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.Â Â Able to interpret data about the patientâ€™s status in order to identify each patientâ€™s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.Â Â Medical and surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and special procedures.Â Â Coordinates and supervises patient care under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.Â Â Response to the patient is appropriate in emergency or physically distressful situation.Â Â
Required Licenses Current Mississippi licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocation Nurse (LVN) or a current Compact State Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocation Nurse (LVN)
Required Skills Certification: Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required within 90 days of hire or transfer