Job: LPN Night Shift Med-Surg


Title LPN Night Shift Med-Surg
Date Posted 2019-11-26
Location Med-Surg
Job Information

Full Time Night Shift – LPN position on the Med/Surge floor.

  1. Participates in planning, implementing, and evaluation individual patient care. Listens to report. Understands assignments. Acts as Charge Nurse when necessary. Under supervision of RN. Understands the duties of Charge Nurse.
  2. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed. Checks medication/treatment cards with kardex/chart. Utilizes 5 R’s. Records medicine/treatment on charts using proper procedures. Observes and records patient reactions. Writes legibly. Is familiar with actions of drugs administered. Counts narcotics each shift 100% of the time. Reports errors promptly. Questions inconsistencies. Applies proper techniques (aseptic, isolation, sterile).
  3. Physician rounds. Assists with dressings. Records verbal orders and instructions. Ascertains physician’s expectations. Shares information.
  4. Administers IV therapy. Assists RN in monitoring blood. Follows strict procedures for identification 100% of time. If certified, may administer IVPB solutions, hang IVPBs, and perform Venipuncture. (see Policy)
  5. Admits patient’s, assembles charts, makes assessments, collects data.
  6. Patient personal care. Provides comfort and safety. Assists with meals, gives A.M. and P.M. care, shampoo, and personal hygiene. Ambulates patients, gives exercise and massages.
  7. Collects specimens as ordered. Sputum, stool, urine or vomitus for exam by lab, physician or charge nurse. Always labels properly.
  8. Keeps intake and output; takes vital signs; checks level of consciousness. Measures and charts with 100% accuracy. Monitors patients’ condition. Observes for color and condition of skin. Notes bleeding, post operative changes. Reports significant symptoms and changes.
  9. Discharge patients’ disassembles charts; performs needed functions. Gives that patient prescriptions or instructions. Has patient verbalize appointment. Completes discharge summary and signs 100% of time.
  10. Maintains equipment. Checks equipment for malfunctions. Reports to supervisor. Performs cleaning duties as necessary.
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