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Allina Health System Licensed Practical Nurse-Medical & Surgical Short Stay Observation in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date Posted: May 01, 2021 Department: 31003211 Medical-Surgical Short Stay Observation Unit Shift: Day/Evening (United States of America) Hours Per Week: 32 Union Contract: SEIU-1-Abbott Northwestern LPN Weekend Rotation: Every Other Job Summary: A Hospital Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides direct patient care to patients and families within the framework of the nursing process and within their licensed scope of practice. The LPN works in collaboration with other health care team members under the direction and leadership of the Registered Nurse. Job Description: Principle Responsibilities Provides safe quality direct patient care within the scope of practice of the LPN. Conducts a focused assessment of the health status of an individual patient through the collection and comparison of data to normal findings and the individual patient's current health status. Reports changes and responses to interventions in an ongoing manner to a registered nurse or the appropriate licensed health care provider. Recognizes alterations in the patients condition and compares the collected data to the previous condition Has Accountability for the quality of care delivered, recognizing the limits of knowledge and experience; addressing situations beyond the nurse's competency; and performing to the level of education, knowledge, and skill ordinarily expected of an individual who has completed an approved practical nursing education program. Participates in care planning. Participates with other health care providers in the development and modification of the plan of care. Clearly documents pertinent data including observations, interventions and teaching. Implements interventions that are delegated ordered or prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider. Determines and implements appropriate interventions within a nursing plan of care or when delegated or assigned by a Registered Nurse. Assists in the evaluation of responses to interventions. Provides education to patients. Uses established Allina and site specific materials to provide education and healthcare information to patients and families. Provides pre-established discharge instructions as directed by RN. Establishes a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family. Practices all patient experience principles embraced by Allina Health in all interactions to provide an excellent experience for patients and their families. Assesses patient vulnerability and initiates appropriate intervention, including reporting if indicated. Advocates for the patient and his/her family in whatever manner is necessary. Encourages and supports patients and families to actively participate in their care. Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements Associate's or Vocational degree from a Board of Nursing approved LPN program required Less than 2 Years in medical terminology required and Less than 2 Years in a acute care setting preferred LPNMNBN required and BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource required by completion of orientation Leadership Capabilities See the Big Picture: Know where we are going as an organization. Use sound judgement and critical thinking to make good decisions that support our mission. I know where Allina is going and how my role fits into this picture I capture important lessons and share them to foster innovation I am good at anticipating the implications of my decisions I understand and apply the disciplines of continuous improvement Inspire Greatness: Inspire others by connecting their purpose to the broader mission. Lead others through change and celebrate success. I help my team connect to the broader mission I see and fulfill my role in motivating the team around me I celebrate success and help my partners see what is possible with change I call out and address unexpected roadblocks or problems Foster Learning and Growth: Role model growth, ongoing development and self-care. Empower, coach and encourage others to be a