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Licensed Practical Nurse-Medical/ Surgical Unit

Job ID: 116984
Location: Kinston, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Lenoir Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Night Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:
The Licensed Practical Nurse maintains accountability for the delivery of safe and competent nursing care to assigned patients. Provides care by using the nursing process under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. Supports and assists the Registered Nurse in provision of care and collaborates with physicians and multidisciplinary team members to achieve the highest standards of care specificity to the age of the patient.


Responsibilities:
Patients and families through the provision of direct patient care services other key customers are physicians, coworkers and other health care team members. Insures that all contact with customers is friendly, helpful, courteous, and projects a positive image of the unit and hospital.

  • Qualifications  

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Graduation from an approved School of Licensed Practical Nursing.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT 
  • None.

LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION 
  • Current licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of North Carolina. BCLS Certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Creative problem solving skills. Demonstrates skills in providing for patient care needs in accordance with age/population of patients served. Successfully completed hospital approved pharmacology examination with a score of 80 or above.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens, airborne pathogens and other infectious diseases requiring the use of protective equipment; exposure to other hazards, such as radiation, toxic waste, chemical hazards, electrical hazards, etc. based on the departments. Possible exposure to conditions, such as noxious odors, fumes, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation. Stressful work periods and rotating shifts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT  
  • Requires a range of physical activity from sedentary work to heavy work. Includes sitting, standing, walking and lifting patients; some carrying, pushing, pulling, and lifting objects involved in day-to-day activities. Ability to use appropriate Safe-Patient Handling equipment Visual acuity, auditory and verbal skills necessary. Ability to concentrate in surroundings.


Job Details

Legal Employer: Lenoir Health

Entity: UNC Lenoir Health Care

Organization Unit: Medical/Surgical Uni

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Night Job

Location of Job: LENOIR MEM

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


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