Licensed Practical Nurse IV (LPN IV), Emergency Department, Second Shift

Job Description

Licensed Practical Nurse IV (LPN IV), Full-time 11a-11p, Emergency Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the emergency department for the second shift at West Chester Hospital.

The Emergency Department Nurse will support West Chester Hospital's emergency room (ER) and Level III Trauma Center, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation. West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.

Unit Details:
  • West Chester Hospital is a certified Level III trauma center which shares providers with our Level I trauma center, UC Medical Center, in downtown Cincinnati.
  • Our leadership team is committed to creating a supportive environment where all employees have a work-life balance.
  • All staff members have open lines of communication with leadership.
  • As an LPN in the Emergency Department, you will work with your own caseload of patients.
  • Our Emergency Department team strives to create a supportive, team-oriented environment.


Responsibilities

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is an individual who holds a current state license to practice practical nursing. LPN (IV) will have successfully completed a Board approved basic intravenous therapy course. The LPN, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), performs duties which require a basic knowledge of nursing principles and the ability to perform technical skills in carrying out nursing procedures that are culturally based and age-specific.
  • Communicates formulated plan of care, as appropriate, to all levels of associates involved in the patient's care and demonstrates ability to establish priorities of care based on patient's assessment and needs.
  • Contributes recommendations to the RN regarding the interdisciplinary plan of care for each assigned patient in a collaborative effort with other healthcare team members within the time frame indicated by unit's standards of practice.
  • Provides input to the RN regarding establishing and prioritizing a list of actual, and potential, individualized age-specific patient problems and/or needs.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment, and involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different patient needs resulting from behavioral health problems, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking, accountability, flexibility, and a cooperative attitude in meeting the needs of the unit.
  • Nursing process is accurately and concisely documented, including evaluation of treatment and in accordance to hospital policy and procedure.
  • Acts as a resource person and mentor for new personnel, floater, and/or supplemental staff working on the unit.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal professional development and contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others.


Qualifications

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current OH LPN License with IV Certification
  • Prior LPN experience required

Join our team as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in our emergency department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

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