Emory Healthcare/Emory University Licensed Practical Nurse, Wesley Woods Addiction Center, 8a to 4:30p in Atlanta, Georgia
This position is in a dynamic and rewarding working environment offering non-judgmental care and real options to patients with substance use disorder. The LPN will:
Conduct point of care urine drug screenings
Conduct breathalyzer testing
Conduct blood draws
Monitor nursing messages
Support with other nursing duties, as needed
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing direct and indirect nursing care to patients and families in routine nursing situations under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed provider.
Assists physicians and registered nurses in the comfort, care, and treatment of patients.
Performs a variety of semi-skilled nursing responsibilities.
Administers IVs and medications.
Assists with diagnostic procedures.
Observes and records patients' conditions and progress.
In more complex situations in which the patient is unstable or requires urgent or emergent care, the LPN functions under the direct supervision of the RN or licensed provider.
The LPN functions as an integral member of the healthcare team.
All duties and patient interaction performed in accordance with Emory Healthcare patient and family centered care standards.
Performs other related duties as required.
Conduct daily inventory of medical equipment and supplies; maintain exam/treatment rooms per infection control policies, standard clinic policies and sectional protocols to include adequate supply of forms, supplies, and equipment in all exam rooms.
Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.
Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
Obtain and document patient vital signs, including temperature, respirations, pulse, and blood pressure; obtain patient measurements, to include height, weight, pain levels and others in the electronic medical record.
Maintains clean, safe and therapeutic environment for patient in compliance with Universal Precautions guidelines and safety standards.
Serve as a mentor of section-specific training for medical assistants.
Assist leader with development of LPN-specific competencies.
Participate in quality improvement initiatives.
May provide and or conduct ongoing in-services.
May serve on a sectional, departmental, or organizational-wide committee.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Georgia.
Current BLS certification required.
(Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
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Division Emory Univ Hospital
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30329
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department WW AAG
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 98844
Job Category Nursing
Standard Hours 40 Hours
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