CFG Health Network Licensed Practical Nurse in Bridgeton, New Jersey

In a team relationship with the Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse contributes to the nursing process through on-going systematic data collection, assisting with the health assessment, recording observations, goal identification and patient health education.

  • In a team relationship with the RN supervisor, contributes to the nursing assessment.

  • Initiates the admission process and assists with the identification of recurrent health problems, symptoms and behavioral changes of the patient.

  • Collects pertinent data through observation, interview, other members of the health team and communicates changes in the patient condition to other patient care providers .

  • Records all data obtained through assessment of the patient’s health record.

  • In a team relationship with the RN supervisor, contributes to the nursing care planning .

  • Assists in the formation of a written plan .

  • Assists in identifying both short and long term timed, measurable goals with anticipated behavioral changes .

  • Assists in setting priorities when planning care to meet patient needs.

  • Assists with patient health care and participates in multi-disciplinary care conferences.

  • Counts CDS Drugs and contraband, if required.

  • Assists physician in minor medical/surgical procedures .

  • Transcribes and posts all therapeutic orders generated by the physician.

  • Initiates and documents prescribed treatments for nursing interventions in compliance with policy and procedure.

  • Administers routine and/or PRN medications as ordered.

  • Practices universal precautions when providing nursing procedures.

  • Assists in maintaining a neat, clean and safe environment for patients and co-workers .

  • Keeps patient information confidential and respects patients’ right to privacy.

  • Keeps health team informed of observations and changing conditions of patients.

  • Must maintain and show bi-annual proof of active state nursing licensure with a copy to be placed in the personnel file maintained by the RN Supervisor.

  • Will be neat in appearance and adhere to nursing code policy; shall wear a white lab coat.

  • Arrives promptly for scheduled tour of duty for verbal report from off-going shift.

  • Notifies Administrator or his/her designee on call at least four (4) hours in advance if unable to attend work due to illness/emergency.

  • If requested by the RN Supervisor or Administrator, will present a doctor’s excuse if absent the day before or the day after a previously scheduled two days off .

  • Will notify the RN Supervisor if becoming ill on duty to notify him/her of the disposition.

  • Submits request for vacation or special time-off in advance of the posting of scheduled time.

  • Arranges work day exchange in the same pay period with a comparable member of the nursing staff for desired day off if the schedule has already been posted.

  • After agreement is reached, the Charge Nurse and/or the RN Supervisor is to be notified in writing by both parties of the desired schedule change agreement.

  • All approved schedule modifications will be at the discretion of the Charge Nurse and/or the RN Supervisor.

  • Is cognizant and adheres to all security regulations of the institution.

  • Adheres to assigned break and lunch periods.

  • Remains at assigned post until properly relieved.

  • Attends scheduled in-service programs and staff meetings .

  • Maintains an active CPR certification.

  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program with current licensure in the state of employment.

  • Must conform to the security clearance standards of the institution where employed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

EOE M/V/F/D

Job ID: 2016-1177