Licensed Practical Nurse/LPN, Post Surgical Unit
Saint Joseph Health System

Mishawaka, Indiana

Posted in Medical and Nursing


Job Info


Employment Type:
Full time
Shift:
12 Hour Day Shift

Description:

Why Saint Joseph Health System?
Saint Joseph Health System is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital health system located in North Central Indiana.

Our system includes:
• 254-bed acute-care hospital at the Mishawaka Medical Center
• 58-bed acute-care hospital at the Plymouth Medical Center
• More than 85 providers in the Saint Joseph Physician Network

What we offer:

  • NO mandatory overtime
  • Benefits first day of employment (including: medical, dental, vision, PTO, life, STD/LTD
  • Retirement savings account with employer match
  • Generous paid time off programs
  • Employee referral incentive program
  • Tuition/professional development reimbursement
  • Nursing Scholarship opportunities
  • State of the art equipment
  • Supportive team approach
  • Unlimited CEUs

At Saint Joseph Health System, our values give us strength. That character guides every decision we make - even when those decisions are complicated, costly or hard. We honor our mission to care for every man, woman and child who needs us by investing in technology, people and capabilities that allow us to set the standard for quality care.

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for implementing, directing, communicating, and documenting the nursing process. The Licensed Practical Nurse is a patient advocate who provides a safe environment for patients, visitors, and associates. The Registered Nurse practices in accordance with current established standards of care and the Indiana Nurse Practice Act.

JOB DUTIES:
  • Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.
  • Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information.
  • Contributes to patient assessments collecting subjective and objective data.
  • Collaborates with the RN to implement the patient plan of care.
  • Communicates with patients, families and/or significant others, and the multidisciplinary team in the coordination and implementation of patient care.
  • Supervises and evaluates care given by non-licensed team members.
  • Documents nursing assessments, interventions, and evaluations of patient's response.
  • Identifies potential emergency situations and initiates appropriate response.
  • Provides teaching materials to patients and family under the direction of the RN.
  • Participates in the development and modification of the plan of care based on the patient's response.
  • Provides a safe environment by adhering to hospital policies and procedures for isolation techniques, use of restraints, falls prevention, blood transfusions, and safe medication administration.
  • Attends mandatory skills validation, staff meetings, and continuing education as designated by individual department standards.
  • Assists with orientation of new employees.
  • Adheres to all state, federal, and local laws and standards as they relate to the ethical and legal compliance plans and policies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as workload or staffing variations require.

Education Requirements:
  • Education: Graduate of an accredited LPN program.
  • Licensure: LPN Indiana license. BLS certification on hire or able to attain within 60 days.
  • Experience: No experience required other than educational program.

Other Job Requirements:
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to follow a plan of care appropriate to the age of the patient.
  • Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.



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