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Greater Baltimore Medical Center Licensed Practical Nurse (ED) in Baltimore, Maryland

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY :

Under direct supervision of the registered nurse the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Emergency setting will be responsible for supporting patient outcomes alongside other care team members. The LPN in the Emergency setting enhances the care team and supports with the delivery of care. The LPN is responsible in supporting with accurate and timely data collection for required information pertinent to the patient population. The LPN under the direct supervision of the Registered nurse, can support in ongoing monitoring/assessment of the patient in the Emergency setting.

Education Associates degree preferred, or knowledge of nursing theory and practice acquired through an accredited school of nursing

Experience

One-year acute care experience preferred, or related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Interpersonal skills, communication (verbal and written) are required in order to instruct and comfort patients and their families and maintain effective contacts with a variety of hospital personnel and maintain appropriate/adequate documentation.

  • Ability to perform and plan professional nursing care resolving complex patient care problems and dealing with patients and their families often during stressful situations.

  • Ability to prioritize effectively

  • Effective time management skills

Licensures, Certifications

  • Current registration with the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

  • Healthcare Provider (CPR Certification)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - preferred, or obtained within 9 months of hire date

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - must obtain within 1 year of hire date

  • Must be actively pursuing courses towards entry of a Registered Nurse program within 18 months of hire, and completion of a Registered Nurse program within 6 years

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand and walk almost constantly (up to 90% of work time) and occasionally (up to 50% of work time) lifting and positioning patients.

Working Conditions

  • Normal patient care environment with exposure to excessive noise, dust, and temperature.

  • Possibly exposed to adverse working conditions due to performance of patient care activities and exposure to communicable diseases.

Conditions of Employment

Maintain current licensure and CPR, ACLS, and PALS

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