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CHAMPAIGN-URBANA JOBS

DISCOVER JOBS IN THE CHAMPAIGN-URBANA AREA

LPN - Cardio-Pulmonary (inpatient)

Carle

Carle

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

***$2500 Sign on Bonus ***

Position Highlights: CT8 Cardio/Pulm/Med/Surg

  • Number of beds on unit: 50 beds (divided between 2 , A side with 24 beds and B side with 26 beds)
  • Patient population (age, diagnosis, specifics about unit): Primarily cardiac patients with cardiac drips and post cardiac procedures, pulmonary patients and medical-surgical overflow with a variety of diagnoses. Adult population over 17 years of age.
  • Department culture and resources: Fast paced unit with medically complex patients. Unit relies on strong communication skills between all team members, especially with the Heart and Vascular Institute procedural area. Supportive teamwork is crucial among team members on the unit to provide high quality care. New and experienced team members empower each other to drive new patient care initiatives and promote a culture of inclusion.
  • Frequent nursing skills/equipment used: Skills include: Full head-to-toe assessments, initiation and management of cardiac drips, interrogation of cardiac devices, pre and post procedural care including cardiac catheterization, pacemaker/ICD placement, ablation and revascularization; administration of medication via multiple routes, communication with interdisciplinary teams. Equipment used: IV pumps, wound vacs, telemetry monitoring, tube feeding pumps, Zoll defibrillator and electronic EMR. Basic BLS (within 30 days of hire) and ACLS (within 1 year of hire).


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
College Diploma Practical Nursing

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) upon hire.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Passes all medications, hangs IV piggybacks and fluids, excluding IV Push meds.
  • Charts assessments on assigned patients, given that an RN has charted the initial assessment.
  • Charts on care plans, which the RN has opened. As needed will have RN open new care plans.
  • Communicates with physicians/APPs to receive orders and coordinate care for patient.
  • Complete dressing changes as needed.
  • Complete trach care as needed.
  • Insert and care for NG tube and feedings through NG tube.
  • Care for and change ostomy.
  • Reinforce education and discharge instructions.
  • Passes all medications, hangs IV piggybacks and fluids, excluding IV Push meds
  • Charts assessments on assigned patients, given that an RN has charted the initial assessment.
  • Charts on care plans, which the RN has opened. As needed will have RN open new care plans
  • Communicates with physicians/APPs to receive orders and coordinate care for patient.
  • Complete dressing changes as needed
  • Complete trach care as needed
  • Insert and care for NG tube and feedings through NG tube
  • Care for and change ostomy
  • Reinforce education and discharge instructions



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