Reports to the Nursing Director or designee. Applies the nursing process utilizing Relationship Based Care framework. Establishes strong patient family relationships. Collaborates with other professional, clinical and ancillary staff in providing quality care to patients. Displays strong teamwork. Exhibits self-care and self-knowing in order to be empathetic and compassionate with every interaction.
Nursing Purpose: To ensure safe, compassionate, innovative patient centered care, promote and engage in the advancement of evidenced-based nursing practice, create a culture of collaboration, professionalism and a healthy work environment.
MISSION & VISION
Mission: To enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the communities we serve as the community’s provider of outstanding quality, superior value and comprehensive health care services.
Vision: Our vision is to achieve:
Innovative health care and well-being services of the highest quality at the greatest value
Easy access and convenience
Outstanding patient experiences
Ongoing education involving physicians, patients and the community
Education and Experience
The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of an LPN accredited school of nursing. . Must have a current license to practice as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Indiana. A minimum of 1 to 2 years of job-related experience is preferred.
Knowledge & Skills
Demonstrates a high level of knowledge and competency while participating in patient interdisciplinary planning as well as performing nursing care procedures, assessments, treatment and techniques under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
BLS within 90 days of obtaining position.
Requires strong analytical and organizational skills necessary to participate in the implementation of plans of patient care/education in changing patient situations with recognition of actual and potential problems, patient/family involvement and the collection of data related to unit nursing care concerns.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive therapeutic relationships with patients and families and effective working relationships with staff, physicians and others.
Requires team member skills in order to provide constructive feedback to peers regarding nursing issues, and participates in unit and hospital based decision making. Demonstrates flexibility and ability to adapt and support change.
Demonstrates ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner.
Requires general working knowledge of the normal growth, development, related behaviors, needs, comfort, and range of treatments appropriate to the age (including, adolescent, adult, and geriatric) and diagnosis of patient served to support the provision of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care.
Requires an understanding of the need to be responsive and reasonably adaptable for scheduling purposes, when necessary, due to extenuating circumstances in support of co-workers and department functions.
Requires the ability to work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse; takes initiative and demonstrates the ability to be self-motivated.
Demonstrates basic computer knowledge and skills.
Functions within the legal boundaries of Indiana Nurse Practice Act based on the knowledge of statutes and rules governing nursing.
Works in a patient care environment requiring physical exertion, frequent changes in job demands, and certain undesirable patient care activities.
May be exposed to bio-hazards and blood borne pathogens.
Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.