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LPN PED's ED (Fairfax)

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Falls Church
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Job Description:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Emergency Department provides basic therapeutic nursing care according to established standards of practice under the under the supervision of a registered professional nurse, an advanced practice provider, or licensed physician. Provides care to patients whose care requirements are routine/standardized and with predictable outcomes. Assists the RN and healthcare team to achieve desired patient outcomes and communicates effectively by working cooperatively with others while showing respect for and an understanding of other clinical disciplines. Demonstrates knowledge of quality improvement initiatives and participating in performance improvement activities.
Job Responsibilities


  • Provides direct patient care utilizing the nursing process under the supervision of a registered professional nurse, an advanced practice provider, or licensed physician; Collaborates with the Registered Professional Nurse on the execution of patient plans.
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to advocate for the clinical, emotional, ethical, spiritual and cultural needs of patients; Monitors and reports patients' progress towards expected outcomes and deviations to registered professional nurse, an advanced practice provider, or licensed physician.
  • Documents all patient care activities, as per documentation standards, and assists healthcare team members with documentation; Reports changes in patient condition to the registered professional nurse, an advanced practice provider, or licensed physician and appropriate healthcare team members in a timely manner.
  • Delegates appropriate patient care activities to clinical technicians or emergency medical technicians.
  • Evaluates and maintains the patient care environment to promote safety; Administers prescribed medications, therapies and treatments following practical nursing standards; Assists with patient education and discharge planning under the direction of the registered professional nurse, an advanced practice provider, or licensed physician.
  • Demonstrates correct stabilization and immobilization of spine and proper fitting of splints for extremities; Demonstrates ability to collect neurovascular status data after splint application and ensures provider checks splint prior to discharge.
  • Collects patient specimens following department/facility policies and procedures; Assists with collecting, labeling and transporting irretrievable specimens.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies to optimize delivery of patient care and treatment. Coordinates with materials management to ensure appropriate stock and minimize outdated stock.
  • Obtains 12 lead ECG per licensed provider. Provides ECG to licensed provider for review immediately upon completion.
  • Provides wound care according to department clinical practice standards and acts as a resource to physicians and nurses to provide patients with optimum care.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of unit-based quality improvement initiatives; Keeps informed of unit initiatives and incorporates outcomes of team/committee work into practice.
  • Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • May perform additional duties as assigned.

    Shift: 3 Days a week/ 4:00pm-4:00am
    Requirements:

    • Education: Graduate of an accredited LPN school.
    • Certifications: BLS Certification (from the American Heart Association)
    • Licensure: Eligible for licensing in the commonwealth of Virginia as a LPN
    • Skills: Proficient in English, verbal and written communication skills and computer skills required.

Keywords: Inova Health System, Washington DC , LPN PED's ED (Fairfax), Healthcare , Falls Church, DC

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