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LPN

Company: East Hawaii Medical Group
Location: Hilo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

General description of duties and responsibilities

This position works in a nursing unit of a hospital, clinic or long-term care facility and is responsible for independently performing the full range of practical nursing care and related technical work.

Expectations:

It is the expectation that the LPN will work diligently to meet goals and achieve success in regard to the Vaccine Clinic with emphasis on productivity, patient centered satisfaction and adequate patient work flow and to efficiently meet the performance measures of benchmarks and targets time expectations.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Prepare and administer prescribed selected medications (e.g., oral, rectal, inhalation, subcutaneous, intramuscular, prepared intravenous drips, ear, nose, eye, topical, and vaginal) and record time and amount administered on patient's charts; observe patients for reactions to medication; document observations and report changes to supervisor.
  • Give immunizations.
  • Perform patient care duties and/or treatment based on specific patient needs, including but not limited to age, medical condition, and/or developmental status.
  • Observe patients appearance and behavior, signs and symptoms, and monitor vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration) with special emphasis on patients whose conditions are unstable, and report observations to supervisors. Document findings and report significant changes to supervisor based on knowledge of patients specific condition.
  • Assist in the formulation, re-evaluation and adjustment of nursing care plans to meet physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient.
  • Adhere to safety/infection control policies and procedures. Report unsafe equipment.
  • Maintain a clean, well-stocked, safe environment for patients and staff. Keep patient care and utility areas neat and clean.
  • Communicate and interact with patients and families in a positive and courteous manner.
  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality of all facility and facility-related employee information.
  • Perform and/or assist physician with various diagnostic tests and treatment procedures
  • Apply oxygen via nasal cannula, simple mask and/or nebulizer mask, as director by licensed personnel.
  • Carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation on patients in cardiac or respiratory arrest.
  • Respond to emergency codes.

Ability to: Apply practical nursing principles and practices; read, write, speak, understand and communicate effectively with others in English; maintain records and prepare reports; respond quickly and take appropriate action in emergencies; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with other staff, patients and others.

Keywords: East Hawaii Medical Group, Hilo , LPN, Other , Hilo, Hawaii

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