Licensed Practical Nurse - Emergency Department
Grafton, West Virginia
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Grafton City Hospital is a rural hospital with vision, diversity, stability, and a future. A strong contributor to the county’s economic status as it is one of the largest employers in Taylor County at GCH, we have one simple mission: We are committed to the promotion of wellness and to the provision of comprehensive healthcare for our community with respect to all people. Grafton is located in the heart of northern West Virginia. Nestled inside of Taylor County, Grafton, the county seat, is centrally located less than 30 miles from Morgantown, Bridgeport and Fairmont, WV. Our 150 plus dedicated and caring employees are encouraged to employ their talents and abilities to solve any challenge faced by our patients and the surrounding community.
While many hospitals, especially rural hospitals, are closing because of ever declining reimbursement for the services they provide, Grafton City Hospital continues to get stronger by operating more efficiently and providing excellent healthcare to our community.
Performs all nursing functions within the scope of practice of a Licensed Practical Nurse to facilitate patient flow and care by the provider.
- Working under the general direction and instructions from providers and RN on staff, they maintain a courteous and professional manner in dealing with patients, visitors, medical staff, fellow employees, and students. Working under the general direction and instructions from providers and RN on staff, maintains a courteous and professional manner in dealing with patients, visitors, medical staff, fellow employees, and students.
- Anticipates and acts to maintain a safe environment for the patient and others.
- Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with existing hospital policies and procedures.
- Accurately assess a patient’s physical and emotional needs and provides appropriate interventions.
- Communicates and acts as liaison between the patient, family, and physician in response to confidentiality and dignity.
- Anticipates teaching needs of the patient and uses opportunities for informal teaching.
- Documents care and assessments.
- Ensures proper documentation of treatment(s) and patient information is ready for each provider.
- Provides follow-up patient care by communicating test results to patients and relaying provider's plan of care.
- Identifies health education needs of patient; develops and implements specific teaching plan appropriate to age and/or developmental stage.
- Use the computer and telephone to communicate effectively and accurately document medical and demographic information.
- Demonstrates understanding of Department and hospital quality assessment/improvement programs.
- Interviews and assesses patient and/or family to obtain the required history and assessment.
- Identifies subtle changes and abnormal vital signs via frequent patient reassessment, Documents, reports and implements interventions.
- Observes symptoms and patient’s physical and emotional reaction to procedure or treatment.
- Maintains a complete record of the emergency stay, charting concisely descriptively and legible to include patients' progress or lack of progress.
- Document patient’s assessment, history, treatment and response, and condition at time of discharge or transfer.
- Performs nursing procedures safely and efficiently.
- In emergency situations, i.e. “Code Blue”, makes accurate assessments and decisions; interventions is prompt and appropriate.
- Demonstrated understanding of and adheres to Department’s and Hospital; Infection Control policies.
- Discusses complaints or problems through appropriate communication channels. Demonstrated compliance with existing standard and policies.
- Safely performs venipuncture and safely administers medication by all routes.
- Continually evaluates current nursing practice and patient care delivery models to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.
- Provides desk assistance, such as answering phones, filing, making appointments.
- Distributes sample medications to patients under the direction of the provider, explaining risks, benefits, side effects, and instructions.
- Follows up on ordered tests by obtaining results and relaying to the provider.
- Conveys information to provider; obtains and reviews orders; seeks provider input as needed.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Assists providers with exams/procedures, including cleaning, preparing, and stocking exam rooms and equipment throughout the day
- Places orders for clinical supplies with manager approval. Restocks shelves and performs inventories. Assures sufficient and appropriate stock of supplies.
- Properly collects and delivers specimens to the hospital laboratory for testing.
- Manages stock of drug samples, assuming accountability for documentation, records, and inventory.
- Follows proper protocol for all medical tests, procedures, and use of equipment.
- Protects patient rights to privacy and confidentiality.
- Attends required monthly/quarterly staff meetings.
Educational Requirements and Certifications
• Graduate of an approved program of practical nursing.
• Current West Virginia State Nursing license is required.
• Must possess CPR certification.
• BLS Certification within the orientation period.
• One-year experience in an urgent care clinic, emergency dept., or medical office setting, is
• Phlebotomy experience required.
• Authorizations and referral experience is required.
• Patient scheduling knowledge is preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of general theory and practice
• Ability to work and deal effectively with others.
• Must be able to work with minimal supervision and adapt to each provider.
• Experience using EHR
• Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with co-
• Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Location: Grafton City Hospital · Emergency Room
Schedule: Full Time, Flex, 3 12's
Mon Health highly recommends COVID-19 vaccinations. Out of an abundance of caution, you will not be able be on-site at any Mon Health facilities to start employment if you are pending testing, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 5 days and/ or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 without a negative COVID-19 test. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com
Our compensation and benefits are designed to help you and your family stay healthy and thrive in and beyond work.
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