Overview

Department: Operating Room
FTE: 1.00
Full Time
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients. Ensures adherence to Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
PATIENT CARE – The following duties are performed under the direction of an RN:
PATIENT CARE – Deliver safe direct care to an assigned group of patients as required
POLICIES – Work within Hospitals, Nursing division and departmental policies
CARE PLAN – Work in collaboration with the healthcare team, implement and document individualized care plans incorporating age specific considerations, including discharge planning and patient/family teaching
TESTS AND PROCEDURES – Assist with special tests and procedures, ensure proper consent has been obtained
EMERGENCY MEASURES – Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients
TRAINING – Participate in orientation and evaluation of new personnel
MEDICAL RECORDS – Ensure that patient medical records contain necessary information
ENVIRONMENT – Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards
DEVELOPMENT – Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
PATIENT SAFETY 1 – Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
PATIENT SAFETY 2 – Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 – Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 – Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 – Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don’t understand or may “not seem right”
PATIENT CARE – Clean patient care rooms, equipment and instruments; report equipment problems; order and store supplies; maintain appropriate PAR levels
PATIENT CARE – Assist nursing staff/physicians in complicated treatment procedures; perform routine treatment procedures
PATIENT CARE – Identify and assess clinical situations beyond their scope and promptly notifies a nurse and/or physician
PATIENT CARE – Provide oxygen therapy, I.V. setup, catheterization, apply cardiac monitor and other duties as assigned under the supervision of RN or attending physician as requested
MEDICATION – Administer medications and monitors results, excluding IV medications, via the Seven Rights and documents and communicate clinical findings

Qualifications
Education:
Essential:
Program Graduate
Training
Education specialization:
Essential:
LPN Accredited Program Graduate
Complete Organization IV Education & Training Program

Experience:
Essential:
No minimum experience required

Nonessential:
Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

Credentials:
Essential:
CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
Licensed Practical Nurse in NM or recip agreement

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Working conditions:
Essential:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
Limited access to med room. Med Admin Policy, Att A

Department: Licensed Practical Nurse