Admission Nurse

US-NE-Lincoln
# of Openings
1
Old Cheney Rehabilitation
Category
Licensed Practical Nurse

Overview

Old Cheney Rehabilitation has officially opened, and we are now looking to bring on an LPN as our Admission Nurse. This is a great career advancement opportunity!

 

Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a registered nurse. Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and facility policies, procedures and standards. The LPN communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patient’s clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptoms. The LPN is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.

 

Arrange for the efficient and orderly admission of patients to transitional care setting. Ensures that the patient’s information is collected, entered into computer system accurately, and that all patients are aware of policies and procedures. Interviews incoming patient or representatives and enters information required for admission into computer. Distributes appropriate information to all ancillary departments. Must maintain a 95% accuracy rate quarterly on all admissions.

Responsibilities

1.               Demonstrates ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.  This includes geriatric and the general patient population.

 

2.               Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

 

3.               Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.

 

4.               Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical condition, to include IV medications as specified by the facility. 

 

5.               Follows the five medication right and reduces the potential for medication errors.

 

6.               Demonstrates ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.

 

7.               Ability to perform waived testing (point of care testing) per clinical laboratories and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.

 

8.               Ability to interpret results of waived test; take appropriate action on waived tests results.

 

9.               Formulates a teaching plan bases on identified patient learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning family is included in teaching as appropriate.

 

10.            Demonstrates an ability to assist physician with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills under the direction of an RN.

Qualifications

 

Education/Certification:  Graduate of an accredited LPN program. Current LPN license in the state of Nenraska.

 

Equipment/Technology:  Basic computer knowledge and operate vital sign monitoring devices and IV delivery pumps

 

Language/Communication:  Must have the ability to effectively read, write, and speak English.

 

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts to perform dosage calculations necessary to calculate proper dose of medication needing administered to patients.


Mental Capabilities:  Able to define problems, collect data and deal with stressful situations in a tactful professional manner.

 

Interpersonal:  Work well with others.

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