LPN - Adult Surgical Unit 800
$5,000 sign-on bonus available!
This 23 bed surgical unit consists of Urologic, Bariatric, Colo-Rectal-Enhanced Recovery, and Vascular patients as well as general surgical overflow. The unit provides both pre-operative and post-operative care. Patient education is focused on pain management, post hospital care and patient focus to return to their optimal level of functioning. We have a Bariatric surgical intervention program as well as an enhanced recovery after surgery program with Colo-Rectal Physicians (all staff must be specially trained prior to caring for these patients).
Performs assigned nursing procedures for the comfort and well-being of patients. Provides selected aspects of nursing care to assigned patients under direct supervision of a RN.
Provides direct patient care, assists patients with activities of daily living encouraging independent behavior when appropriate, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
Reinforces the philosophy, policies and procedures of the hospital to patients and their families.
Consults with registered nurse concerning instructional needs of patients and implements instructional activities of therapists, pharmacists and other professionals.
Demonstrates procedures and testing materials and encourages patients to participate in procedure and technique.
Assists with the instructional needs of patients and offers informational material, explaining it to them and pointing out special areas of concern.
Keeps patient records current and confidential; records type of instruction given and other pertinent information on patient’s chart.
Notifies physician on call regarding any unusual or unexpected events, changes in patient’s condition, problems requiring direct physician consultation.
Evaluates outcomes of patient care, consults with registered nurse as required and adjusts nursing care processes as necessary to ensure optimal patient care; participates in the development and implementation of the patient care plan.
Provides appropriate, direct patient care in assigned area(s) utilizing aseptic technique.
Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
Consults (under the direct supervision of the registered nurse) with Infection control concerning the implementation of infection control program, identification and isolation of infections.
Inspects area daily for compliance with policies and procedures, regulations, and standards and takes corrective action when violations occur; identifies and resolves workplace safety issues.
EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nurse or technical or vocational school.
EXPERIENCE: Six (6) months of acute care nursing experience, preferred two years of practical nursing experience.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: LPN license permitting work in the state of Arizona and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Additional certifications may be required per department.