LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Pediatrics

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/13/2024 6:30 AM)
Requisition ID
2024-29296
# of Openings
1
Area of Interest
Nursing
Company
Pediatric Specialty Care
Location
Pediatric Specialty Care Medical Day at Danville
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Incredible Kids…Life-Changing Healthcare. Welcome to Pediatric Specialty Care.

For more than two decades, Pediatric Specialty Care has been successfully caring for medically fragile and technology-dependent children.

The goal of Pediatric Specialty Care is to enable children with special needs to realize their fullest potential in a nurturing and supportive environment. Our passionate team of pediatric care specialists work with each individual to help navigate their unique journey and celebrate every victory along the way. From accomplishing small, but miraculous achievements to transitioning a child back to their family’s home, our comprehensive pediatric care team is deeply committed to the physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being of the children in our care and their loved ones.

 

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse (Pediatrics) Position Overview:

  • The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assists in ensuring the general health and well-being of assigned individuals by providing direct nursing care under the medical directions and supervision of the attending physicians, RNs, DON and facility Medical Director. LPNs monitor the performance of non-licensed personnel and assist in modifying treatment regimens to meet the physical, psychosocial and developmental needs of the individual in accordance with established nursing practices and the requirements of the policies and procedures of the organization in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards governing the facility.

Responsibilities

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse (Pediatrics):

  • Actively participates in the planning and delivery of care to all assigned individuals. The LPN is fully responsible for all actions as a licensed professional and is accountable to individuals for the quality of care delivered.
  • Administers medications and treatments to assigned individuals as ordered by the physician. The 5 rights of medication administration will be utilized as appropriate.
  • Performs and promotes timely and accurate documentation.
  • Assists in performing accurate thorough and timely completion of nursing admission evaluations and re-evaluations of individual care needs in accordance with Nursing Department standards of practice.
  • Documents as required in care plans, nursing notes, medical administration records, treatment records and other necessary records.
  • Provides evaluation of needs of individual care planning information as necessary and as requested nurses and other health care disciplines; completes individual education in accordance with established procedures.
  • Performs all position duties according to safety rules and standards of practice required for this position, and as required to ensure the general safety of staff, individuals and visitors of the facility.
  • Reports to the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, RN Supervisor and/or licensed professional any unusual symptoms, changes of condition, daily needs and progress of individuals.
  • Contacts MD/NP/PA for orders or updates according to individual’s response to treatment plan and/or situation and updates family members as needed.
  • Participates in Change-of-Shift Report and is responsible for bringing nursing personnel of next shift up to date regarding the care and needs of individuals.
  • Communicates with RN and the individual’s health care team members to seek guidance when the individual’s care needs exceed LPN scope of practice or if individual’s condition deteriorates or individual needs immediate assistance.
  • Attends and participates in orientation and in-service training prior to performing tasks that are new or that the RN does not feel competent performing.
  • Attends and participates in continuing education programs designed to keep staff abreast of changes in the profession, changes in company policies/procedures, and completion of all annual mandatory education. Encourages and participates in the ongoing education and professional development of NTs.
  • Serves as a role model and represents the organization in a manner that conveys professionalism, appearance, confidentiality, courtesy, conduct, honesty, fairness, personal integrity and a respect for the fundamental rights, dignity, personal comfort and privacy of others.
  • Participates in quality improvement, clinical and safety programs upon request

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse (Pediatrics) - Skills/Competencies:

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently or part of a group
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
  • Displays patience, empathy and passion for working with children
  • Ability to be flexible and interact with a variety of developmental levels
  • Ability to handle confidential information with professional discretion

Qualifications

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse (Pediatrics)

  • Credentials as a Licensed Practical Nurse with a current state license in good standing for the state in which work is performed
  • Valid, current BLS/CPR and First Aid certification
  • Must be at last 21 years of age
  • Training and work experience in a pediatric setting preferred
  • Meets the qualifications of a Child Care Supervisor as described in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 3800
  • This position requires regular interaction with residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors. In order to ensure a safe work environment for residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors of the Company, and to permit unfettered communication between the employee and those residents, coworkers, visitors, and supervisors, this position requires that the employee be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at an intermediate or more advanced level.

EOE Statement

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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