Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) MEDS- POST-ACUTE, PRN

Job Description

Location: Daniel Drake Center
Department: Bridgeway Pointe
Hours: PRN
Shift: Varies

UC Health is hiring a full-time License Practical Nurse (LPN Meds) for Bridgeway Pointe for the varied shifts at Danie Drake Center for Post-Acute Care.

The Bridgeway Pointe Nurse will support Daniel Drake's Bridgeway Pointe delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures. This unit has a total of 72 residents within our assisted living facility and has other beds for memory care. Our nurses help pass medications to these residents and provide the best care to those residents within our facility.

About Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care is the regions premier provider of post-acute and transitional care services, offering a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services including medically complex care, skilled nursing, assisted living, wellness services and research. Daniel Drake Center helps patients recover from catastrophic injury and illness including multi-system organ failure, complex wound care, traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury.

Daniel Drake is the only hospital-based skilled nursing facility in the Cincinnati region. Patients at Daniel Drake Center have access to many hospital-based services including 24/7 on-site physician coverage, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, wound care and specialty physician consulting services. The availability of these on-site services allows for quick response to the complex and evolving care needs for our patients.

Unit Details:
  • Help patients and their families by providing a sense of community and great workplace.
  • Great collaboration and close team environment.
  • Provide best possible care to the residents and their families.
  • Great unit to develop skills and learn more about medications within an assisted living facility.
  • 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 Meds) is an individual who holds a current state license to practice practical nursing. LPN (Meds) 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.
  • 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:
  • Minimum Required: High School or GED
  • Educational Certification for Practical Nursing
  • Prefers an Associate's degree
  • State of Ohio LPN License, BLS
  • Prefers 1-2 Years of equivalent experience


Required Skills and Knowledge:
  • The LPN demonstrates the knowledge, abilities, and skills to provide culturally specific patient care and education.
  • The LPN effectively communicates with peers, utilizes appropriate channels of communication, and maintains confidentiality.
  • The LPN demonstrates evidence of continuing professional growth.
  • The LPN demonstrates the ability to accept and implement change and demonstrates the ability to work in a culturally diverse setting.
  • Demonstrates ongoing competency in clinical performance for age related care, growth and developmental needs, treatment protocols, and psychosocial needs of patients with primary focus on adult and geriatric patients.
  • Completes an annual certification of mandatory unit specific, hospital and safety education.

Join our team as Second Shift, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN Meds) in our Bridgeway Pointe unit 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.

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