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Licensed Practical Nurse- 5W Oasis

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Licensed Practical Nurse- 5W Oasis to join our team!We are here for life's journey.Where is your life journey taking you?Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all:Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health.Department5 West - Oasis Unit5W Oasis Transitional Care Unit (OTCU) is a 14-bed inpatient unit which provides care for patients with complex discharge barriers. Oasis has a diverse, interdisciplinary team to creatively address these barriers in an innovative, holistic care environment. Quality treatment for patients with multiple medical and psychosocial needs is provided by integrating nursing care and psycho-social assessment. This team facilitates meaningful, patient activities such as music, art and wellness programs. Each patient is treated with dignity and their strengths are identified in the highly personalized care provided. The Oasis team is high-performing, and with their innovative approach, they make a positive impact on patient outcomes. This nursing team is highly engaged and consistently ranks high in annual employee engagement surveys. The 5W Oasis nursing care model consists of an RN/LPN/CNA partnership. The nurse-to-patient ratio (RN/LPN) are 1:4 - 1:5. CNA staffing ratios are 1:7.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

Essential Functions:

  • 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
      Work Experience:
      • 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.
            ShiftVaries (United States of America)Work TypeRegularSalary$21.15 - $30.24 / hrBenefits
            • Competitive pay
            • Outstanding benefits
            • Education opportunities
            • Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
            • State-of-the-art facilities
            • 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 employerOur Values
              • Respect
              • Belonging
              • Accountability
              • TransparencyAll 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.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For read more about our commitment to diversity visit:

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