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UPMC Licensed Practical Nurse, Full-Time, 4E Unit - UPMC East in Monroeville, Pennsylvania

UPMC East in Monroeville, Pennsylvania is hiring a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse to support the 4E Med/Surg Unit! This position will work regular full-time hours including 3, 12-hour shifts per week, with typical start times of either 7:00 AM or 7:00 PM. Some weekends and holidays are required. Apply today to join this amazing team that has a high focus on teamwork and excellent opportunities for growth!

This position offers a generous sign-on bonus!

Sign-On Bonus Details:

  • Graduate LPNs (0 to less than 1 year of experience) – $5,000 sign-on bonus available for LPNs with a two-year commitment to UPMC.

  • Experienced LPNs (1 or more years experience) – $7,500 sign-on bonus available for LPNs with a two-year commitment to UPMC.

Purpose:

The LPN is licensed to function as a member of the healthcare team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experience in nursing, and competency. The LPN participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment in settings where nursing takes place.

Responsibilities:

  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work.

  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.

  • Actively participates in unit activities and is willing to provide assistance to care team members.

  • Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the episode of care as well as transition to another level of care and/or home.

  • Demonstrates a passion for developing others by supporting the orientation and developing new LPNs and patient care support staff.

  • Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement.

  • Supports continuous learning in the clinical areas by participating in organizational and system programs.

  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement.

  • Seeks and participates in opportunities to assist in identification process improvement opportunities to improve patient care.

  • Partners and collaborates with the health care team and the patients and families to achieve desired patient outcomes.

  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment to patients and colleagues.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.

  • Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life.

  • Models safe work hours, time management, and a healthy lifestyle.

  • Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

An LPN shall communicate with a licensed professional nurse and the patient's health care team members to seek guidance when:

  • The patient's care needs exceed the licensed practical nursing scope of practice.

  • The patient's care needs surpass the LPN's knowledge, skill, or ability.

  • The patient's condition deteriorates or there is a significant change in condition, the patient is not responding to therapy, the patient becomes unstable or the patient needs immediate assistance.

An LPN shall obtain instruction and supervision if implementing new or unfamiliar nursing practices or procedures. An LPN shall follow the written, established policies and procedures of UPMC, UPMC LPN Practice Guidelines, and the State Practice Act.

Acts within the LPN Practice guidelines including IVs and within the framework of Relationship Based Care to create a healing environment. Formulates daily goals and a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as a partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner. Communicates the patient's condition to other care providers. Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.

  • Successful completion and graduation from a Licensed Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.

  • 0 years or more of experience.

  • Successful completion of an IV therapy curriculum required within 4 months of hire/transfer. Must commit to obtain within 4 months of hire/transfer within 30 days of start. If graduated in 2012 to the present day, the IV therapy curriculum is included in the PA State Board Approved Programs. If graduated prior to 2012, the LPN will need to provide official proof of completion of the IV therapy approved program.

  • Must take nurse assignment at the top of LPN license in a med/surg/tele or Emergency Department setting.

  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately with the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.

  • They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures.

  • Ability to identify process improvement opportunities to improve patient care and encompasses collaboration with the health care team and the patients and families to achieve desired patient outcomes.

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.

  • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment and handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.

  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity.

  • Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting, and positioning of patients.

  • Computer skills are required to utilize the electronic health record.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • LPN must maintain state licensure where they are practicing or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.

  • If graduated prior to 2012, the LPN will need to provide official proof of completion of the IV therapy approved program within 4 months of hire/transfer.

  • Basic Life Support OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

  • ACLS required within 12 months of hire.

  • NIH is required within 6 months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

  • NIH Stroke Scale (NIH)

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal