To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Licensed Practical Nurse II provide care to patients and is responsible for performing designated tasks and responsibilities under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The LPN II focuses on supportive and restorative care, health counseling and teaching. The Licensed Practical Nurse II practices within the Patient and Family Center Care Model using a collaborative approach with the Register Nurse. The LPN II demonstrates clinical judgment by applying problem-solving techniques and by integrating skills and knowledge into clinical practice. The License Practical Nurse II demonstrates the ability to undertake a Positive Impact that has demonstrated positive outcomes annually.
Responsibilities: 1. 1.Provides direct patient care with the establish model of nursing as evidenced by the following: 1.1. Documents admission information under supervision of the Register Nurse 1.2. Establishes a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family within the scope of the Patient and Family Center Care Model. 1.3. Provides nursing care based on the established plan of care 1.4. Documents nursing interventions and patient's responses in the medical record. 1.5. Communicates all changes in patient's condition to the Register Nurse. 1.6. Applies designated skills and knowledge consistently and in accordance with the standards of practice 1.7. Utilizes clinical judgment that demonstrates understanding of the principles underlying the plan of care. 2. Collaborates with the Register Nurse and other members of Health Care Team. 2.1. Collaborates consistently with Register Nurse to develop the patient's plan of care and implement interventions on all assigned patients 2.2. Collaborates with Register Nurse to develop and implement a teaching plan for all patients and families within assign caseload. 2.3. Collaborates with Register Nurse in evaluation the outcomes of all assigned patients. 2.4. Proposes to the Register Nurse the need for consultation and/or additional resources to support the care of assigned patients. 3. Verifies, prepares and administers medication to all assigned patients to ensure safe medication delivery and positive outcomes. 3.1. Clarifies any questions regarding physician prescriptions orders immediately to the Register Nurse 100% of the time. 3.2. Prepares, administer mediations to patients according to the departmental policy, ensuring safe and accurate delivery of medication 100% of the time. 3.3. Follows nursing policy for administration and documentation of medication within the scope of the LPN 100% of the time. 3.4. Reports any medication errors or discrepancies the Register Nurse immediately. 4. Participates in team building activities that contribute to the patient care, staff education, and self development. 4.1. Participates in interdisciplinary conferences 4.2. Contributes to positive work environment by being responsive to the need for change. 4.3. Participates in activities to improve care based on quality indicators. 4.4. Willingly serves as a resource to new members of the health care team as designated by the Register Nurse. 4.5. Communication with all members of the care delivery team in an accurate, timely and open manner. 4.6. Maintains a collaborative work relationship with staff members through respect and recognition of cultural and human diversity. 4.7. Utilizes resources in a fiscally sound manner. Identifying opportunities to improve and standardize to reduce cost. 4.8. Communicates in a calm, professional manner with patients, families, members of the care team and other health care personnel. 4.9. Accepts and elicits feedback and works towards resolving problems and clarifying issues and concerns in a constructive manner 5. Maintains clinical competency to ensure that practice is evidence- based. 5.1. Attends all mandatory and continuing educational classes. 5.2. Participates in patient care area, department and division continuing education programs. 6. Demonstrates a positive impact 6.1. Develops, implements and measures outcomes of a positive impact that enhances or develops improvement in the clinical area of responsibility annually. 6.2. Engages colleagues to participate in their positive impact and to embrace areas of improvement.
Graduated from an accredited LPN program. Current license in the State of Connecticut.
Must complete an approved medication course and forty (40) hours of supervised medication administration including medication verification, transcription of physician's prescriptions, preparation and administration of medications in accordance with department policy within one (1) year of employment with Y-NHH. Must also demonstrate competency in designated hospital and Must have worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse I for at least 1 year to be eligible to apply to become a License Practical Nurse II.
Requires prolonged standing; walking; use of sight, hearing and touch; and moving/lifting patients of varying weights, CPR.