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Licensed Practical Nurse - FT

Company: Kindred Healthcare
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:


  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age and clinical condition of the patient.
    • Reduces the potential for medication errors by following correct medication procedures.
      • Performs patient care considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age; includes geriatric and general inpatient rehabilitation patients.
        • Under the supervision of the R.N., assists with the assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.- Identifies and initiates appropriate rehabilitation nursing interventions.
          • Under the supervision of the R.N., performs timely and accurate Functional Independent Measure (FIM) assessments,
            • Carry out the of care as indicated by the patient's needs and response to treatment; evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness; updates interdisciplinary care plan accordingly based on changes in patient's condition and individual needs.
              • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
                • Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.- Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.- Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
                  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors.
                    • Formulates a teaching plan based upon the patient's individual and- identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
                      • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services according to level of licensure.
                        • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Registered Nurses, leadership, coworkers, physicians and the Rehabilitation Services staff.
                          • Participates in team conferences.
                            • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
                              • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
                                • Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff and complies with appropriate and approved safety standards.- Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
                                  • Actively participates in Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement (CQPI) activities.- Offers suggestions for opportunities for improvements in patient care, safety, education, etc.
                                    • Complies with policies and procedures regarding departmental operations, fire, safety and infection control.
                                      • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations-HRS-LIHRS-MONQualifications
                                        • Graduate of accredited licensed practical nurse program with current licensure in the state
                                          -?----- Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct activities of clinical personnel; effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred; proficiency in basic computer skills required. ?----- CPR/BCLS certification.?----- Mandatory adult and child abuse certification required.-?----- IV Certified preferred-?----- Minimum six months' Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.?----- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.-

Keywords: Kindred Healthcare, West Des Moines , Licensed Practical Nurse - FT, Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa

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