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Licensed Practical Nurse-Orthopedic Surgery/Western Hills Professional Building
Regional Health
Regional Health
 

Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Type: Full time
Hours: Scheduled Weekly Hours

40


Department: RHMC-RC 5th St. Orthopedic Surgery
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40
Shift:
Day (United States of America)

Job Summary:

The Licensed practical Nurse (LPN) is accountable for the safe, efficient and effective delivery of nursing care, utilizing the nursing process to provide direction and supervision for the Certified Nursing Assistants and Health Unit Clerks. The LPN works under the supervision of the House Supervisor/RN and utilizes nursing skills in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Assists the RN in the delivery of Healthcare based on the individual needs including age related consideration and pain assessment. The LPN provides nursing care as defined in department policies, procedures, schedules and standards of the profession and in accordance with the South Dakota Nurse Practice Act, and other applicable federal, state and local regulatory and/or accrediting agencies.

Job Description:

Essential Functions:
  • Administers medications and treatments properly and in a timely manner.
  • Assesses the health status and pain of the patient in order to develop an individualized care plan.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of standards, policies and procedures, and integrates knowledge into delivery of care.
  • Performs nursing procedures and treatments according to nursing division and unit specific standards.
  • Demonstrates skill and judgment necessary to implement physician orders, procedures, and nursing interventions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to appropriately assess patients, apply clinical interventions, evaluate outcomes, and implement change to the plan of care.
  • Educates patients and families considering age specific needs.
  • Performs direct patient care at a high professional level on a timely basis to meet the need of inpatients/outpatients.
  • Positively supports and contributes to departmental development as evidenced by participating in meetings and training.
  • Prioritizes and organizes delivery of care in a consistent manner. Initiates interdisciplinary collaboration to promote optimal patient care and outcomes.
  • Provides leadership for team and input into Departmental management.
  • Utilizes critical thinking in implementing the coordination of medical and nursing interventions. Interventions demonstrate care planning that will promote good clinical outcomes.
  • All other duties as assigned.

    Additional Requirements:

    Required:
    Education - Associates degree in Related Field
    Certification - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - South Dakota Board of Nursing

    Preferred:
    Experience - 1+ years of Healthcare ExperiencePhysical Requirements:
    Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

    Employee Benefits:
    Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.

    Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.

    How to Apply:





    Regional Health

    Come join us in our pursuit to become the best healthcare system in America!
    Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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