Licensed Practical Nurse - Med Surg in Pleasant Prairie at Froedtert South

Date Posted: 7/28/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Schedule
    Full-time
  • Shift
    Varied
  • Hours
    80
  • Facility/Name
    Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital

Job Description

  • POSITION PURPOSE
    • Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), provides patient care according to the nursing Process; performs treatments and procedures within the framework of licensure; administers medications, and assists RN with patient teaching. Complies with established standards and procedures.
  • MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
    • High School plus completion of Accredited Practical Nursing Program
  • MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    • Entry Level
  • LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED
    • Licensure to be eligible to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Wisconsin.
    • Current BLS and/or CPR certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or the ability to obtain certification within 6 weeks of hire.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
    • Successful completion of hospital approved pharmacology course within 6 months of hire.
  • PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
    • Demonstrates competency with specific clinical skills and techniques that are listed in the department/ unit skills list.
    • Under the direction of the RN, provides patient care according to the Nursing Process.
    • Under the direction of the RN, performs treatments and procedures in compliance with hospital/ nursing policies and procedures.
    • Administers medication according to hospital/ nursing procedures (Nursing Procedure Manual, Section 11).
    • Assists in admitting patients by orienting them to the hospital routine in a sincere and helpful manner.
    • Promptly and courteously responds to any patient call light.
    • Patient rooms and department work areas are organized and maintained in a neat, clean and well supplied manner; initiative is taken to assure environment is maintained to promote rest and healing.
    • Assists the RN in patient teaching.
    • Demonstrates correct and safe techniques in the use of patient equipment according to specific product information and policy/procedure manuals.
    • Recognizes the occurrence of life-threatening situations and emergencies and takes the appropriate actions in a timely manner.
    • Actively participates in the implementation and monitoring of unit based Quality Assurance standards of care.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned within the framework of licensure. #CB

Froedtert South is a comprehensive regional healthcare system that has served southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois communities for more than 100 years. Froedtert South provides services primarily through the Froedtert Kenosha Hospital and the Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital and several other clinic locations.

Froedtert South is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Froedtert South does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.