Provides patients with direct nursing care based on the nursing process and individual patient assessment needs. Provide families of patients with emotional support, information and guidance in treating the identified patient. Educate patients and families in areas of health and illness that maintain optimum levels of physical and emotional functioning.
Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
A graduate of an accredited program in practical nursing. Appropriate state licensure, specialized professional credentialing and other formal education as needed. Licensed Practical Nurse competency is validated by the Competency Based Orientation (CBO) plan. May provide additional information related to competencies at higher levels. Maintains certifications according to specific unit requirements; i.e., BLS. Demonstrates a strong belief and behaviors consistent with the Saint Joseph HealthCare Mission and Core Values (Reverence, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence).
Responsible to the Manager. Clinical supervision is provided by the Registered nurses, clinical managers and the Unit Manager. In a clinical or education setting, may oversee one or more Associates, such as a Nurse Assistants, Unit Secretaries, orientees and students.Daily contact is with co-workers, managers, social services, medical staff, students, clergy, patients, families, visitors, volunteers, and the general public. May have contact with other members of the Health Care Delivery team such as medical representatives, interns, externs, insurance agents, representatives of licensing/regulatory boards and physician offices.
Physical coordination, mobility, verbal articulation, vision, and learning must be easily performed. May be exposed to blood, body tissues and fluids regularly, as well as other hazardous waste materials. Must be able to tolerate environmental temperature fluctuations. May be exposed to radiation, toxins, dust, cytotoxins, and/or poisonous substances. May be exposed, periodically, to physical injury, burns, noise, and some electrical hazards. Must work in a variety of situations and adhere to Hospital policies in accordance with safety requirements, including standard and transmission based infection control and environmental precautions. Must function appropriately in emergency situations. Must deal appropriately with aggressive personalities through the use of effective communication and, as needed, use of the chain of command. Must also be able to walk, stand extensively, bend, stoop, squat, visually discriminate close objects, hear and distinguish normal sounds.