Date Posted
07/19/2013
Location
LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh    PA
Department
Nursing
Position Title
LVN/LPN Transitional Care Unit (Bellevue Location - Night Availale)
Description
General Summary: The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse identifies patient needs, plans, implements, evaluates and provides nursing care of assigned patients utilizing the nursing process to facilitate the patient’s progression toward optimal health. The LPN/LVN is active in department activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.
Patient Population: Delivers direct patient care appropriate to the patients served. The ages of the patients served are adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older).
Essential Functions:
1. Collects data on admission and for on-going re-assessment of patients with complex health problems. Recognizes changes from baseline and reports changes in status to RN/MD.
2. Plans/organizes work for assigned shift to properly utilize time, resources, manpower, supplies to ensure patient receives appropriate quality care.
3. Implements, reviews and provides relevant data to assist in the revision of the plan of care under the direction of the RN/MD, and within the scope of practice, to meet the complex needs of assigned patients and families.
4. Completes and documents all patient care provided within the scope of practice in a competent and proficient manner. Responds appropriately and assists others in emergency situations in a calm and effective manner.
5. Participates in patient education and preparation for discharge.
6. Facilitates care of the patients in admissions and transfers and is knowledgeable in the admissions and transfer process.
7. The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the position requirements are demonstrated through the successful completion of competencies established for the position, to include population served and other special needs of patients or customers served by the department.
8. Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety goals/plans and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.
9. Regular attendance and timeliness is required.

This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Requirements
Supervision: Oversees and directs delegated functions of CNAs, Mental Health Assistants, Patient Care Technicians, Monitor Technicians and Unit Clerks.
Experience: Six to twelve months of experience in an acute clinical setting is preferred.

Education: Graduate of an accredited technical school of nursing is required.
Licensure/Certification: Current LVN/LPN license in the state where practicing is required. Current BLS certification is required. ACLS and IV certification is preferred within six (6) months of hire. All LPN/LVNs must maintain current licensure and BLS certifications while employed with LifeCare Hospitals. Maintenance of ACLS and/or IV certification may be required.
Additional Information
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