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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Emergency Department, Baltimore, Maryland

CategoryHealth Care General
CountryUnited States
What You Will Do:

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Emergency Department
Full Time - Rotating
Baltimore, MD

We are actively seeking candidates for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Emergency Department positions to join our nursing team at University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown Campus!

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a member of the health care team and renders nursing care to all patients within her/his assigned unit/area, implementing the nursing process from admission through discharge, under the direction of and in collaboration with the Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). The LPN collaborates with other members of the health team, delegates appropriately to support staff and directs care to assure the patient's care needs are met. The LPN is expected to exercise good judgment in the care of patients and is accountable for the patient care delivered. The LPN must stay current with standards of the Nurse Practice Act. The actions and attitudes of the LPN will promote and support the hospital's mission and core values.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
A. Collects health status data relevant to the patient's presenting problem/ chief complaint in a continuous, systematic, and complete manner. In addition, the LPN will collect health status data required of patients for all visits to the emergency department. Any abnormalities will be reported to the RN or APRN, who delegate the task to the LPN.
B. The LPN will complete routine rounding in the - waiting rooms. This is to include collecting data relevant to the patient's chief complaint and obtainment of vital signs. Any abnormalities will be reported to the RN or APRN, who delegate the task to the LPN.
C. Assists with the development of an individualized Plan of Care based on mutual, realistic, and measurable goals and documents this thoroughly in the patient's record.
D. Demonstrates organizational abilities that prioritize patient care needs in the planning and implementation of nursing care.
E. Coordinates and directs available resources and personnel to implement the Plan of Care.
F. Performs treatments, including medication administration, as ordered by the physician/APRN and carries out nursing interventions in accordance with the Plan of Care. This is to include treatments ordered by the teletriage provider as applicable.
G. Evaluates the patient's response to treatments/interventions and revises the Plan of Care as necessary.
H. Documents all aspects of patient care, medication administration, interventions, and changes to the Plan of Care according to approved policy.
I. Communicates effectively with other members of the health care team to ensure continuity and coordination of care, appropriate care delivery and to report changes in patient's condition.
J. Facilitates safe and timely patient throughput, including admission/transfer/discharge, diagnostics, and therapeutics.
K. Complies with hospital policies and practices in all aspects of care and professional behavior.
L. Maintains adherence to regulatory standards in all aspects of nursing practice.
M. Respects the rights, dignity, and confidentiality of all patients.
N. Attends and actively participates in unit staff meetings.
O. Utilizes chain of command to communicate issues and seek resolution.
P. Demonstrates support and compliance with UMMC mission, vision, values, philosophy, goals objectives, and policies.
Q. Performs additional functions to assist the Nurse Manager and other activities as assigned.

What You Need to Be Successful:

1. Graduation from an accredited school of Practical Nursing required.
2. Currently licensed by the Maryland State Board of Nursing required.
3. Recent appropriate nursing practice (within past 5 years) or refresher course within the past six (6) months.
4. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
EmployerUniversity of Maryland Medical Center