Nov 21, 2022

Licensed Practical Nurse LPN - Acute Care Medicine

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Full time

Job Description

**$5,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted before December 31, 2022. Terms and conditions apply**

VCU Medical Center in downtown Richmond is the health hub of an amazing community. As the only academic medical center in the region, we offer access to the most advanced treatments and technologies in the area. Our physicians, nurses, and staff are committed to providing exceptional care. We are the only comprehensive Level I trauma center in Virginia verified in adult, pediatric, and burn trauma care.

From our very first years to our most recent advancements, we are driven to learn more, dig deeper, teach passionately and never rest. We are inventing better care, one discovery at a time.

Acute Care Medicine Unit
North Hospital, 1st and 2nd Floors

• 31 private bed unit caring for general and progressive levels of care
• Subspecialty of caring for adults with cystic fibrosis
• AACN Gold Beacon Award recipient - consecutive winner

Our Medicine Units:
• Practice evidence-based care for patients with complex medical and surgical diagnoses
• Serve patients through the continuum of care
• Provide 24-hour accessibility to hospitalists and teaching physician services
• Offer access to multiple Watson rooms, a unique space for team members to practice mindfulness
• Create a supportive and nurturing environment for experienced and new graduate nurses with an emphasis on work-life balance
• Promote nursing autonomy, professional development and advancement
• Deliver exceptional care through Interprofessional collaboration

The LPN job commences to integrate technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This role assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This role also provides direction, education, and begins to assume leadership responsibilities at the unit level.

The LPN job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This role safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions."

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensure, certification or registration varies depending on the incumbent`s employment background and transitional assignment;
LPN licensure in Virginia or eligible

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current LPN Licensure in Virginia AHA BLS Certification or equivalent

Experience REQUIRED:
Varies based on transitional duty assignment.

Experience PREFERRED:
Experience as a LPN in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice

Education/training REQUIRED:
Graduate from a Board of Nursing approved School of Practical Nursing

Education/training PREFERRED: N/A

Independent action(s) required:
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider orders, standards, and practice guidelines such as treatments and organizes work to carry out assignment.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
Licensed Practical Nurses work all three shifts, weekends and holidays.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.

Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on transitional duty assignment.

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Steady pace, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent, change

Varies by Need (United States of America)

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