Licensed Practical Nurse

Seeking Licensed Practical Nurse (Night Shift Preferred)-Athens, Lawrenceville, Decatur, Conyers, GA

Position Title
Licensed Practical Nurse

Reports to:
Staff RN upward to Service Line Director
Supervises:
No direct line of supervision

Position Summary:

Provides direct patient care to patients and assists the Registered Nurse in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. The LPN is responsible for meeting the established standards of nursing practice and collaborating with other members of the health care team. Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a state approved school for practical nurses. (Will honor LPN’s currently licensed in Georgia by waiver.) –
  • Currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Georgia.
  • Experience in inpatient psychiatric setting.
  • Demonstrates consistent alertness, sound judgment, assertive action and initiative.

Protected Health Information Statement:

This position requires direct and unlimited access to Protected Health Information (PHI). The associate accesses only that PHI required to perform his/her essential job functions. The information accessed directly relates to the patient’s entire medical history and includes sensitive information such as the patient’s mental health status. The PHI is accessed to continue patient treatment, payment, and/or healthcare operations only. PHI is accessed through direct contact with patients, family members, patients• medical records/charts, computer applications, verbal reports from health care providers and interaction with various hospital associates (other departments/units).

The associate protects the confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI) of each individual by accessing only the sensitive information that is required to perform his/her essential job functions, associates are complying with the HIPAA requirements••

Exposure Determination:

  • Risk for Tuberculosis Exposure: Medical Staffing & Billing Svc Inc has determined that all associates have the potential for exposure to Tuberculosis.
  • Risk for Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure: Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Determination Code A: According to this job description the position has potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Examples of exposure risks: associate has direct contact with patient body fluids or other infectious material as required by job tasks.

Essential Position Competencies/Functions:

  • Service Excellence
  • Treat everyone as a guest
  • Demonstrate professionalism and excellence
  • Accepts criticism and feedback
  • Customer Service
  • Manages difficult or emotional customer situations
  • Responds promptly to customer needs
  • Business Ethics and Compliance
  • Performs duties in an ethical manner
  • Understands and respect patient’s and customers’ rights
  • Adheres to rules regulations and policies
  • Operates within scope of position
  • Dependability Responds to requests for service and assistance
  • Fllows instructions, responds to management direction
  • Takes responsibility for own actions
  • Commits to doing the best job possible
  • Keeps commitments Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines
  • Safety and Security
  • Observes safety and security procedures
  • Shows care when using equipment/materials
  • Reports potential unsafe conditions
  • Analytical Skills
  • Able to synthesize diverse and complex information into meaningful components
  • Able to identify cause and effect relationships
  • Able to solve problems using experience, intuition and hard data Initiative
  • Volunteers readily
  • Undertakes self-development activities
  • Seeks increased responsibilities
  • Takes independent actions and calculated risks
  • Uses available technology to increase productivity
  • Demonstrates required technological skills
  • Maintains and improves technological skills
  • Expresses ideas and thoughts clearly in writing
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit Puts success of team above own interests
  • Gives and welcomes feedback
  • Practice teamwork Adaptability
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment
  • Manages competing demands
  • Changes approach or method to best fit the situation
  • Displays courtesy and sensitivity
  • Meets commitments
  • Solicits customer feedback to improve service
  • Upholds organizational values
  • Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities
  • Asks for help when needed Innovation
  • Considers non-traditional approaches to job duties
  • Open to new ideas
  • Able to supply judgement and creativity to non-routine tasks Able to make helpful suggestions to improve workplace and/or processes
  • Job Knowledge
  • Demonstrates technical skills and knowledge
  • Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills
  • Keeps skills and knowledge current
  • Pursues continuing education
  • Acts as resource in area of specialty
  • Displays willingness to make decisions
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgement
  • Supports and explains reasoning for decisions
  • Includes appropriate people in decision-making process
  • Makes timely decisions
  • Expresses ideas and thoughts clearly
  • Listens and understands instructions
  • Plans and prioritizes to meet deadlines
  • Meets goals on time
  • Anticipates problems and creates contingency plans
  • Problem Solving
  • Identifies problems in a timely manner
  • Seeks to resolve problems
  • Completes work accurately and thoroughly
  • Identifies methods to improve processes or procedures
  • Able to apply feedback to improve performance
  • Self monitors work
  • Team Work
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to other’s views
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