Licensed Practical Nurse - 7NW(Medical/Surgical) - Full time (Up to a $15,000 sign on bonus)
Company: The Guthrie Clinic
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Provides high quality nursing care for assigned patients in
accordance with nursing standards of care and practice under the
supervision of a Registered Nurse. Maintains collaborative
relationships with other nursing staff members, physicians and
ancillary staff to provide this care. Maintains an appropriate
level of knowledge and clinical skill through continuing
education/inservices and self-study activities.
Education, License & Cert:
The staff nurse must be a an LPN currently licensed by the
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
The staff practical nurse must be licensed by the Pennsylvania
State Board of Nursing. This individual must have completed the IV
therapy curriculum requirements as noted in the Pennsylvania Code,
Section 21.203. If not completed at the time of hire, the
individual must complete a Board-approved, LPN IV Therapy Education
Program prior to independently practicing IV therapy. In addition,
the staff LPN must meet individual nursing unit specifications
regarding educational requirements during employment. Must maintain
1. Works collaboratively with and under the direction of a
A. Demonstrates the ability to communicate observations of patient
to members of the healthcare team.
B. Supports the philosophy and objectives of the nursing
2. Assists the Registered Nurse with nursing process.
A. Participates in patient data collection, including the admission
B. Contributes in determining outcomes (goals) that will involve
the patient and family.
C. Implements plan of care in collaboration with the nursing
D. Assists RN to evaluate patient's response to interventions.
E. Recommends changes in plan of care to RN and participates in
patient care conferences.
3. Demonstrates competence in performance of nursing skills and
procedures relative to clinical area and scope of practice.
A. Practices within the scope of nursing care consistent with
policies and procedures and Pennsylvania licensure for LPNs.
B. Partners with the RN to implement evidence-based interventions
and treatments unique to the patient need.
C. Assists with health education of patients and family, utilizing
patient education resources.
D. Prioritizes work assignments and sets goals in order to manage
daily patient assignments.
4. Documents in a thorough, concise, timely manner according to the
nursing department standards.
A. Accurately documents and reports changes in patient's conditions
to the RN.
5. Fulfills professional role expectations and requirements.
A. Demonstrates behaviors aligned with the organization's mission
B. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with
nursing and interprofessional team to promote efficiency and to
provide quality patient care.
C. Shares knowledge and skills with peers and colleagues by
recognizing and utilizing opportunities to teach other staff
members, participating in orientation of new employees and
collaborating with faculty in clinical experiences for healthcare
D. Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning by assessing and
identifying personal learning needs, developing a plan to maintain
skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance, and
then completing the plan. Maintains professional records that
provide evidence of competency.
E. Evaluates personal strengths and weakness.
F. Participates in performance improvement activities to enable
changes in nursing practice and in the healthcare delivery
G. Participates in efforts to minimize costs and unnecessary
duplication in patient care.
1. Utilizes time between patient care procedures to maintain clean
and orderly work environment and help other nurses with patient
2. It is understood that this description is not intended to be
all-inclusive and that other duties may be assigned as necessary in
the performance of this position
Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition
of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of
Guthrie, you'll find staff members who have committed themselves to
serving the community.
The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes
and encourages diversity in the workplace.
The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing
physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and
Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500
physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47
specialties through a regional office network providing primary and
specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education
Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency
Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery
Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and
Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a
clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of
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