Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders
Location: Denver, Colorado
Internal Number: 10043
We are recruiting for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders to join our team!
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Pav M - Acute Eating DisorderACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition (3M) is the world's only Center of Excellence for the treatment of patients with extreme medical complications resulting from eating disorders and severe malnutrition. Nurses in the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders play a vital role on the multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive and collaborative care to this patient population.
The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders is a 30-bed unit with a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:5. CNAs and behavioral healthcare techs provide 1:1 care and supervision for every patient. This unique population requires both medical and behavioral interventions.Job Summary
Under close supervision of an RN, Care Provider, or Nursing Clinical Coordinator provides direct patient care in accordance with established protocols. Assists RNs and Care Providers with procedures, medication administration, phlebotomy, and limited laboratory procedures. Assesses patient's physical and psychological condition on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care. Documents patient's medical status throughout the patient's course of treatment
Under the direction of the RN, implements care based on prioritized patient needs. Implements nursing interventions based on plan of care, priority of patient's needs and desired outcome, guidelines/standards of care, and agency policies and procedures. (10%)
Obtains vital signs and differentiates normal from abnormal findings. Reports abnormal values or conditions to the RN. (EX. Abnormal VS, bleeding, safety concerns, family issues.) (10%)
Provides safe delivery of medications. (10%)
Provides for safe collection and processing of Laboratory specimens, blood samples, IV access as ordered by the care provider. (10%)
Performs specialized tasks as directed by the RN or care provider, i.e. EKGs, Foley Insertion, Spirometry, Peak flow etc. (5%)
Document Daily Goals/ Plan of Care making sure information is properly transcribed and complete. (5%)
Adheres to the hospital's principles and practices of Informing Clinical Practice, Interconnecting Stakeholders, Improving Population Health, and Personalizing Care. (5%)
Collects clinical data to contribute to the Plan of Care in conjunction with the RN. (5%)
Performs chart audits to promote quality improvement. (5%)
Reports response of patient/family or changing condition to the RN and helps to appropriately update the plan of care. (5%)
Participates in practice changes related to nursing research. (5%)
Participates in a unique, outcome focused plan of care based on current nursing practice with measurable outcomes and goals for the patient/family. (5%)
Participates with the Coordination of care with multidisciplinary team. (5%)
Participates in the discharge planning process. (5%)
Assists the RN or care provider to identify realistic expected outcomes to facilitate the patient's optimum level of health as well as the anticipated continuation of care. (5%)
Works with the RN or care provider to provide a unique, outcome focused plan of care with measurable outcomes and goals for a patient/family. (5%)
Post High School Diploma or Certificate Program Required
No experience required
BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required and
IVCERTIV-Intravenous Certification IV - NAPNES - National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service Required and
LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse - LPC State Licensing Board Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Interpersonal communication skills to communicate with hospital staff and diverse patient population.
Ability to assist patient with personal hygiene.
Ability to transport patients, specimens and supplies to and from various areas as necessary.
Knowledge of IV introduction and ability to monitor IVs on assigned patients.
Basic typing skills required.
Knowledge of appropriate charting procedures preferred.
$21.15 - $30.24 / hr
Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
Immediate retirement plan matching
Professional clinical advancement program
Participation in evidence-based projects
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
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