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Licensed Practical Nurse

Position’s Location:
Lansing, MI

Job Description

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.

Essential Duties:
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.

Job Requirements

General Requirements* Demonstrates knowledge and maintains and respects patient right to privacy by following the HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures.
* Adheres to ICARE values and standards of behavior (Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence).
* Role model behaviors that value the diversity of our associates, patients and customers and supports creating an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and respectful.
* Communicates with patients, families and customers using AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank).
* Works in a safe manner and promptly reports any hazards identified in the work environment or related to assigned responsibilities.
Work Experience* none
Education* Graduate of an accredited program for training Licensed Practical Nurses.
* Current Michigan permit or license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
* Basic life support (BLS) within 60 days of hire
Specialized Knowledge and Skills* Clinical knowledge and ability necessary to formulate effective nursing care plans as evidenced by completion of unit specific skills check list and adherence to Family Medicine nursing standards.
* Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with patients, families, physicians, and other health system caregivers/departments.
* Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on physical, psycho/social, educational safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients serviced in his/her assigned service area.
* Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job.

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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