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Licensed Practical-Vocational Nurse (LPN)

Company: Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Best Rehabilitation Hospitals in 2022.The Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is a partnership between Mercy and Lifepoint Healthcare. -The hospital provides inpatient rehabilitation services for patients recovering from strokes, brain or spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions. - The greatest feature of the rehabilitation hospital is our dedicated team of clinicians. These rehab professionals provide the exceptional patient care for which Mercy is known, with an emphasis on improving individual functional ability and quality of life. -Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for inpatient rehabilitation.Full-Time & PRN Openings: Day & Night Shifts AvailableJOB SUMMARY:Provides 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. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age and clinical condition of the patientReduces the potential for medication errors by following correct medication procedures.Performs patient care considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age; includes geriatric and general inpatient rehabilitation patients.Under the supervision of the R.N., assists with the assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. - Identifies and initiates appropriate rehabilitation nursing interventions.Under the supervision of the R.N., performs timely and accurate QI assessments.Carry out the plan of care as indicated by the patient's needs and response to treatment; evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness; updates interdisciplinary care plan accordingly based on changes in patient's condition and individual needs.Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of careDemonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. -Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. - Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors.Formulates a teaching plan based upon the patient's individual and - identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services according to level of licensure.Communicates appropriately and clearly to Registered Nurses, leadership, coworkers, physicians and the Rehabilitation Services staff.Participates in team conferences.Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff and complies with appropriate and approved safety standards. - Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.Actively participates in Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement (CQPI) activities. - Offers suggestions for opportunities for improvements in patient care, safety, education, etc.Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situationsOther duties as assigned Qualifications
Graduate of accredited licensed practical/ vocational nurse program.Current state licensure as Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse.CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.IV Certified required or obtained within 6 months highly preferredMinimum six months' Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Keywords: Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, Springfield , Licensed Practical-Vocational Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Springfield, Missouri

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