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LPN- Atrium Health Lincoln Med/Surg Weekender Nights

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Lincolnton, NC, United States
Job ID: 89868
Job Family: Patient Care Support
Status: Part Time
Shift: Night
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Weekend Nights
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11091005330346-Nursing - 2E Medical/Surgical

Overview

Atrium Health Lincoln is a 101-bed hospital, designed with the community in mind.  The facility opened in 2010, replacing a family farm.  History from this farm can be seen and found on our campus today.  300,000 reclaimed bricks from a local mill, Belding-Hausman Mill, were placed into the exterior of the hospital and represent our dedication to the community we serve.  The campus also has a 1.2-mile public walking trail that encircles the campus, winding past ponds and through natural wooded areas left intact on the land.  The campus also includes two medical office buildings that house many providers offices and services that serve our community.  
 

Lincolnton is a small town, located in the foothills of the NC Mountains with access to hundreds of trails for hiking and outdoor activities.  This peaceful, rural town has much to offer families and those seeking a charming close-knit community, while also being within driving distance to the bustling city of Charlotte, NC, and the thriving community of Lake Norman.  

Atrium Health Lincoln Med Surg Unit serves pediatric, palliative, hospice, infection disease, behavioral health, and orthopedic patients. The Med/Surg nurse partners with our hospitalist team and other disciplines to manage, chest tubes, IV infusions, IV insertion, wound care, dressing changes, and medication administration. The ideal candidate for our team is resourceful, flexible and a team player.

Job Summary

Performs nursing care and assists with planning and implementing care for the comfort and well being of the patient under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Assists in maintaining a safe working environment, performs all related job responsibilities in a safe manner and maintains clinical and professional competency as appropriate to the ages, developmental stages, and special needs of the patients served.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in patient assessments by determining nursing care needs based upon collection and interpretation of relevant data.
  • Recognizes and determines need for immediate intervention.
  • Demonstrates knowledge which enables the following: documentation of patient observations, treatments, patient response to treatment and nursing care utilizing the nursing process, participates actively in treatment and assisting with procedures.
  • Assists with development/revision of the plan of care by providing data and identifying potential goals and intervention for review by the RN.
  • Communicates with the appropriate clinical staff on the status of a patient if a significant change has occurred.
  • Implements the identified plan under the supervision of the RN, ensuring tasks have been completed.
  • Aware of patient's progress and goals as demonstrated by documentation in the medical records.
  • Organizes workload and prioritizes responsibilities to ensure quality patient care is delivered in a time efficient manner.
  • Attains knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice and performs only those nursing skills which they are competent to perform in accordance with legal boundaries and facility policies and procedures.
  • Documents assessments, procedures, patient/family education, and the communication of information to appropriate members of the healthcare team in a timely manner.
  • Provides and assesses effectiveness of patient and family education under the direction of the registered nurse within the scope of practice as defined by law.

Physical Requirements
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds when handling patients, medical equipment and supplies. Understands and speaks fluent English. Must have intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch, finger dexterity, critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in the patient and unit conditions. Based on the physical requirements for this position all applicants for this position are required to undergo a physical ability test as a condition of employment.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing required.BLS required per policy guidelines. Current LPN licensure or temporary license as a licensed practical nurse petitioner required.