Temp Licensed Practical Nurse

Recruitment #220215-Y11A-11

Introduction



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Licensed Practical Nurse (Temporary)

Schedule: 24-28 hours per week (not to exceed 999 hours worked in a 12-month period)

Pay Rate: $20.60 per hour / $1.44 shift differential for 7p-7:30a shift

Assigned responsibilities for performing technical direct and indirect nursing care in a clinical, hospital, institutional, or home setting for individuals under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or dentist.  This includes taking temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure, and various other technical nursing tasks in providing health care to patients and others.

Typical Functions:
*Performs nursing procedures or specialized functions in accordance with knowledge, skills, and licensure.
*Participates in the evaluation of responses to interventions.
*Teaches basic nursing skills and related principles. Delegates nursing care tasks such as: taking temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure, giving enemas, douches, and sitz baths, collecting specimens, and measuring intake and output.
*Assists in assessing, reporting, and recording health status of patients, families, and groups in a variety of settings.
*Participates in developing and implementing appropriate aspects of a plan of care.
*Administers medications as ordered.
*Reports appropriate patient information to supervisor or appropriate health team member.
*Serves as Charge Nurse on a unit, supervising staff performing medication administration and patient care.

Special Requirements:
The Department of Veterans Affairs requires current licensure in good standing by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as a (LPN) Licensed Practical Nurse.

This position has been determined to be safety sensitive as defined by?63 O.S. § 427.8.

Must be at least 18 years of age or older.

Physical Requirements:
*VISION: Vision adequate to: perform patient care and/or administer medications; observe patients; read assignments, procedures, labels, signs, dials, displays; record data; and distinguish colors
*HEARING: Hearing adequate to: utilize stethoscope; receive reports and instructions; utilize Center communication system; and hear patient requests and alarms.
*SPEECH: Speech adequate to: clearly and audibly report observations, call emergencies, and explain procedures in providing care to predominantly English speaking patients and others.
*MOBILITY: Mobility adequate to: be on feet most of 8 hours with two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute break; walk, squat, bend, and kneel; access stairs; use hands and fingers to grip and hold; use arms for reaching and extending in a full range of motion in providing personal care, grooming, feeding tasks and/or administering medication and treatments to patients; physically turn, position, ambulate, and transport patients with mechanical lift (routine care) independently or with assistance; lift and carry up to 25 pounds without assistance; and push or pull (maneuver) wheelchairs, geri chairs, carts, etc. weighing up to 500 pounds or 25 lbs. of force as measured by a Chatillon force gauge or similar device. In emergency situations must transfer patients with 2, 3, or 4 person lift technique on level surface or stairs.
*ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to work with all chemicals involved in performing the essential functions of the job.
*ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: If assigned administrative duties, must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
*JOB ASSIGNMENT: Must be able to work on any unit or shift as assigned or to float to other units or shifts to meet the needs of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a licensed practical nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing or, Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.