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Licensed Practical-Vocational Nurse

Company: Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Chandler
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description
Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture operation and free-standing Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital between Dignity Health and Kindred Healthcare. Our two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility includes a stroke unit, therapy gym and 50 beds to serve patients recovering from significant neurological injury, illness and trauma and similar medical conditions.
JOB 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 patient

  • Reduces 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 care

  • Demonstrates 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 situations

  • Other 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 preferred

    • Minimum six months' Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.

    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Keywords: Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Chandler , Licensed Practical-Vocational Nurse, Healthcare , Chandler, Arizona

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