Sparrow Health System
Position’s Location: Lansing, MI
General Purpose of Job:
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides basic nursing services for the care and treatment of patients under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The LPN assesses, plans and implements individual patient care in a nursing department according to Nursing Services policies, procedures and standards of care.
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.
- Assess patient condition and initiate appropriate nursing and/or medical care in collaboration with an RN.
- Provides basic care and tasks as directed by an RN.
- Performs specific patient procedures and treatments according to Hospital policies.
- Documents care given and patient response in patient record.
- Cleans and maintains equipment and environment.
- Demonstrates knowledge and use of appropriate equipment and supplies to provide quality patient care.
- Communicates significant information and changes in patient condition to the RN.
- Actively participates as a team member. Constructively addresses patient and team issues to insure quality patient care and a collaborative work environment.
- In collaboration with the RN, assesses patient condition and initiates appropriate nursing care according to evidence-based policies and guidelines.
- In collaboration with the RN, assists with the development of the nursing care plan.
- Implements the nursing plan of care as delegated by the RN.
- Acts as a liaison between members of the health care team, patient and patients family. Participates in patient/family teaching as delegated by the RN.
- Administers medications, performs diagnostic procedures and treatments according to evidence-based policies and procedures.
- Maintains knowledge of current trends in nursing and provides evidence of clinical competency.
- Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of departmental and hospital performance improvement programs.
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We have a variety of full time and part time LPN positions available. Apply to this posting to be considered for any inpatient LPN vacancy.
Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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