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Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN
Some call it a career. For us it's a calling. As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. We breathe science so our patients can breathe life. If you believe in working for an organization where Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team!
General Summary To deliver safe and appropriate nursing care within scope of practice, and established policies and procedures. Essential ResponsibilitiesProvides safe and appropriate patient care within scope of practice and established policies and procedures.Utilizes departmental processes of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to provide continuing health care to individuals, families.Demonstrates an appropriate clinical knowledge base and job-specific nursing skills.Contributes toward an efficiently functioning patient care area.Performs competencies (including age-specific competencies) as identified through the departmental competency program.Implements care and services that recognize age-specific needs and issues for customers served.Provides appropriate education to patients/families utilizing effective teaching skills, and National Jewish supportive materials.Supports and is aware of research projects in work area. Knowledge and Skills Ability to read and comprehend medical literature, including interpretation of disease processes, medical charts, nursing/medical journals and books, medication instructions and physician notes and instructions. Also includes calculations of adult and/or pediatric medication dosages, IV administration (with appropriate certification), review of vital signs, spirometry, percentiles and interpretation of graphs and lab values.
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Graduation from an Accredited LPN Program required. Certification and Licensure Current Colorado LPN license required. CPR/BLS required. IV certification may be required. Work ExperienceA minimum of one (1) year of recent and related acute care experience required.