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South Central Regional Medical Center LPN in Laurel, Mississippi



Department: 6101 6121 6180 6123 6800 8800 Provides quality care that is dependent on physician order or directed by the RN. Delivers nursing interventions based on professional judgment in response to individualized patient needs. Promotes restorative health and/or supportive care using the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.

Job Summary

  • Sets up and assists with surgeries and other procedures.

  • Completes training program for procedures and clinic documentation.

  • Performs and documents suture removals

  • Prepares and administers injections including anesthesia.

  • Rooms patients timely, documenting the history and complaint for the visit.

  • Acts as providers’ scribe during exams.

  • Courteously notifies patients of lab and pathology results with provider instructions.

  • Returns patient/family phone calls for providers answering questions and giving education.

    Job Components A. Professional Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to scope of LPN practice as outlined by the MS Board of Nursing, regulatory standards and hospital policy

  • Maintains profession and technical knowledge and pursues professional growth opportunities

  • Participates as an essential part of the nursing team, assists the RN and supports the Nursing Assistant

  • Serves as positive role model and in the preceptor role for new staff and students

  • Keeps access to protected health information secure and confidential

  • Collaborates with the RN, physician and multidisciplinary team to address patient needs

  • Appropriately seeks help or guidance from supervisor or other resource people

  • Adapts to change and prioritizes work

  • Demonstrates reliable attendance, reports on time and is ready to work at beginning of shift

  • Completes assigned duties, willingly accepts assignments and assist others to complete work on time

  • Willing to support unit’s staffing needs by occasionally adjusting work schedule, staying late or working extra

  • Establishes a safe, compassionate, caring environment for patients and their family

  • Establishes a safe, supportive work environment that promotes teamwork

    B. Core Duties:

  • Provides patient care by collecting, monitoring, and reporting information and responding to basic needs

  • Assist with the admission process by collecting patient and family information

  • Promotes patient engagement by considering specific needs, values and preferences

  • Assists with discharge teaching about diagnosis, medications, and self-care skills to prevent hospital readmissions

  • Accurately and completely documents patient information and nursing care in the patient’s medical record

  • Promotes continuity of care by reporting activities, incidences, and changing patient needs to next caregiver

  • Demonstrates infection prevention behaviors, consistent hand washing and use of appropriate PPEs

  • Adheres to safe medication administration while preparing, administering, documenting and monitoring meds

  • Recognizes safety risk and implements prevention plan for falls, skin breakdown and injury

  • Contributes to the department’s performance improvement activities

  • Demonstrates competency in performance of LPN clinical skills

    C. Essential Skill Competencies Phlebotomy Establish IV access (LPN II only) CPR Certification Medication monitoring Preventive skin care Foley catheter insertion/care Aseptic wound care/ dressing change D. Minimum Requirements: Current LPN license by the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Must be able to read, write, understand written and verbal communication. E. Interaction Skills: Effectively communicate verbally and in writing; Ability to provide instructions and education