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Full-time LPN in Bessemer, AL


  • Wexford Health Sources
  • 02/17/20
  • Bessemer, AL
  • 35023
  • based on experience / Yearly
  • Full-Time
POSITION SUMMARY

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Under the clinical supervision of Registered Nurses, directs and guides patient teaching activities commensurate with education and demonstrated competencies.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the clinical guidance of a Registered Nurse, assists in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients in the health care unit and as necessary in the housing units.

Assist in planning and implementing individual treatment programs in the health care unit and housing unit by utilizing available resources and consulting with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers.

Implement medical plan through administering medications and intervention in accordance with physician instructions.

Document nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications etc., and communicate information to supervisory personnel and physicians in accordance with physicians orders.

Assist in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good order.
Serve as a member of a nursing care and treatment team and assist physician as assigned.

Use available in-house resource personnel and departments for treatment/consultation.

Implement clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure).

Apply and change dressings.

Provide for emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients.

Assist with activities of daily living with special attention to therapeutic significance.

Supervise inmates in the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of the environment.


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