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LPN Full-time

at Forrest Health in Mississippi (Published at 25-03-2020)

Job Summary:
The LPN performs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse and is delegated an assignment by him/her to achieve quality patient care. The LPN shall assist the RN in the implementation of the nursing process by providing direct patient care as evidenced, but not limited to, patient care documentation, direct observation, and patient evaluations. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to read data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed. Completes the Care Plan Progress Note each shift. Performs Medication Reconciliation Process on Admission, discharge and as needed. Performs required documentation each shift.
Peformance Expecations:
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide assistance to the members of the team
  • Demonstrates good customer service skills.
  • Helps ensure that the unit runs efficiently.
  • Demonstrates technical aptitude for performing secretarial and general unit duties.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate and interact with patients, families, visitors and the whole healthcare team.
  • Demonstrates skills to maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Embraces and practices the We Care philosophy in all aspects of patient,visitor,co-worker,employee and non-employee interactions.
  • Demonstrates the aptitude to navigate the electronic medical record and complete documentation.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the care plan process and their responsibility of documentation.

Education/Skills:
Graduate of a recognized non-online LPN program required.
Work Experience:
Work experience preferred but not required.
Certification/Licensure:
Required to hold a current license to practice nursing in state of Mississippi and be certified in the expanded role of an LPN or be eligible for certification.
Mental Demands:
Ability to perform as a team member, cooperate with others, follow directions precisely, demonstrate initiative, set priorities, and function under stress.


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