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Licensed Practical Nurse - UNCH Outpatient Float Pool

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Burlington
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionBecome part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
Summary:
Provides direct patient care, meeting both psychological and physical needs in accordance with the plan of care, physician's orders, and nursing and department policies and procedures. Patients range in age from neonate to geriatric. Care may be provided in an inpatient setting, ambulatory care, home health, or hospice.The UNC Med Center Float Pool is a staffing pool for outpatient and procedural areas. We provide staff for approximately 150 clinics, the majority of which are in Chapel Hill. This LPN will provide long term staffing and support to COVID-19 response efforts, a critical role to our health care system!


  • This position qualifies for a $5,000 commitment incentive, paid over a three (3) year commitment period. Payment is spread over a 3-year period in six(6) installments. Payment is made after each six (6) month period of work is completed. Learn more here:https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/unc-medical-center-unc-faculty-physicians-outpatient-commitment-incentive-programResponsibilities:
    1. Contributes to the development and maintenance of a current, individualized, goal-oriented plan of care and consults with other health professionals to assure that the assessed needs of patient/caregiver are met.
    2. Observes, assesses, documents, and reports patient response to treatments/therapies and teaching, and adjusts priorities of care according to patient/caregiver needs. Collects, documents, and reports (to responsible MD or RN) data regarding patient's biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, and discharge planning needs.
    3. Participates in unit, service, and/or department enrichment activities which contribute to positive outcomes such as assigned committees, CQI activities/groups, and the orientation and education of other personnel.
    4. Provides a broad range of treatments/therapies to patients including, but not limited to, respiratory treatments, Oral/NG/NT suctioning, and tracheostomy care, administration of medications, observation of cardiac monitors, respirators, etc. and reporting of any changes, assistance to physician with special procedures, monitoring of intravenous infusions, performs point of care testing, performs routine laboratory work, changing/irrigating catheters, specialized sterile dressings, and patient/caregiver teaching based upon the established teaching plan.
    5. Provides assistance to patients and families during admission to the clinical area, orientation to the hospital/clinic experience, and discharge.
    6. Provides support to patients and families. Verbally de-escalates frightened or potentially aggressive patients. Facilitates age appropriate coping strategies for patients.Other InformationOther information:
    Education Requirements:
    • Requires graduation from a state accredited program of practical nurse education including a pharmacology course (or completion of an approved pharmacology course upon graduation) which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the administration of medications required by the work settingLicensure/Certification Requirements:
      • Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the applicable state (NC or VA). BLS.Professional Experience Requirements:
        • 2 years of prior experience in an LPN role.Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
          Job DetailsLegal Employer: STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
          Organization Unit: UNCH OP Svcs Float PoolWork Type: Full Time
          Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Burlington , Licensed Practical Nurse - UNCH Outpatient Float Pool, Healthcare , Burlington, North Carolina

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