1+ months

Licensed Practical-Vocational Nurse

Kindred Healthcare
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Description

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as the #1 Rehabilitation Hospital in Missouri. We are a state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for patients requiring in-patient rehabilitation services. We offer programs that range from single therapies to comprehensive, multidisciplinary programs for patients recovering from strokes, brain or spinal-cord injuries, amputations, burns, orthopedic injuries and other conditions. We provide rehabilitative care to patients and families utilizing a team approach, with an emphasis on improving individual functional ability and quality of life. Our Treatment Team includes experienced Rehabilitation Nurses who provide excellent service and around-the-clock compassionate nursing care in an exceptional work environment.

RESTORING HOPE is the goal for every patient we serve!

See what one of our nurses has to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLl8VIWh4bc&feature=emb_logo

The Float Pool LPN provides adequate staffing during periods of shortages, including vacations, leaves of absence, weekends, holidays, call-ins, increase in patient census and/or increase in patient acuity.

  • 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 RN, assists with the assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. Identifies and initiates appropriate rehabilitation nursing interventions.
  • Under the supervision of the RN, performs timely and accurate QI assessments.
  • Carries out the plan 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 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.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

As a Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN you will have:

  • Graduated from an accredited licensed practical/vocational nurse program.
  • Current state licensure as Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse.
  • CPR/BLS certification.
  • IV Certified required
  • Minimum six months' Rehabilitation or Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

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As a Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN you will have:

  • Graduated from an accredited licensed practical/vocational nurse program.
  • Current state licensure as Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse.
  • CPR/BLS certification.
  • IV Certified required
  • Minimum six months' Rehabilitation or Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

If you are a current Kindred employee Click Here

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Posted: 2021-11-15 Expires: 2022-02-22

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Licensed Practical-Vocational Nurse

Kindred Healthcare
Chesterfield, MO 63017

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