LPN

Location
Denver, CO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 13, 2017
Closes
Oct 06, 2017
Specialty
LPN / LVN
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 113622

Recruiter Contact: Candice Seng - candiceseng@centura.org

Clinic/Department: 7216 PAH PRE PROCEDURE TESTING

Hospital: PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs patient pre operative phone calls, collects data related to patient care, implements the plan of nursing care and communicates findings to the RN according to policies and procedures while maintaining standards identified in the Colorado Nurse Practice Act. Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating and collaborating with the healthcare team to identify and meet the physical, psychosocial, functional, and emotional needs of the patients. Assume personal accountability for organizational mission, core and SHARE values.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate from an accredited nursing school

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 years clinical experience

  • Phlebotomy experience, preferred EKG experience, preferred

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS

  • License to practice practical nursing in Colorado

  • Colorado IV Certification

  • Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association

POSITION DUTIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDE % OF TIME)

ASSESSMENT – 60%

  • Performs accurate observation & data collection.

  • Appropriate communication of patient findings to the RN.

PATIENT CARE – 20%

  • With patient and significant others, contributes to & suggests resources in the formation and revision of POC.

  • With patient and significant others, assists RN in development of discharge plan of care.

  • Organizes time and priorities appropriately.

  • Differentiates priority of risk & urgency.

CRITICAL THINKING – 15%

  • Uses critical thinking to implement plan of care.

  • Communicates plan of care to patient and significant others and documents patient outcomes

  • Directs staff in implementation of plan of care.

  • Practices nursing in accordance with appropriate guidelines of practice.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT – 15%

  • Continuously evaluates and assists team in revisions of the plan of care.

  • Is accountable for the nursing process, responds to QI monitoring.

PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY – 10%

  • Attends staff meeting, including training meetings (70% or greater).

  • Attained professional goals. Integrates new knowledge into daily nursing practice.

  • Attained 10 CEU’s Adheres to department/organizational policies and guidelines.

* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly.

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

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