Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN IV), Med Surg Specialty, Nights, AFSCME

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a Full-Time License Practical Nurse (LPN IV) for the Acute Care Medicine 3 Ridgeway unit for the Night Shift at UC Medical Center.

The Acute Care Medicine Nurse will support the Medical Centers medicine and Level 1 Trauma Center, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures. Between our 3rd and 4th floor, there is a total of 52 beds with ratios ranging from 4 to 6 patients per nurse. Majority of patients are transferred from the Emergency Departments and occasionally lateral transfers from the main hospital that need an extended hospital stay.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Main Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational, and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Unit Details:
  • Work in an innovative unit with RN/LPN staffing model to help with patient care needs.
  • Small working environment help promotes a team atmosphere and collaborative environment.
  • Variety of patient diagnoses, which will increase utilization of skillsets.
  • Great opportunities for growth and development within unit.
  • Part of the Greater Cincinnati's only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center.
  • Additional benefits include Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurances.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities are also available within this unit to help with development in your nursing career.


Responsibilities

Job 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), perform duties that 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.
  • Contributes recommendations to the RN regarding the interdisciplinary plan of care for each assigned patient in a collaborative effort with other health care 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the patient's response to nursing interventions 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

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Successful completion of the requirements necessary to obtain a medication administration card issued by NAPNES, OOPNE or Ohio Board of Nursing.
  • Current LPN OH License - Must have IV Certification

Join our team as Night Shift, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN IV) in our Acute Medicine units and work alongside the best and brightest teams and clinicians 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), Lindner Center of HOPE 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.