Assists the professional nursing staff by performing duties in caring for hospitalized patients under the direct supervision of the professional nurse.
EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited school of practical nursing.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current New Mexico LPN license required. BLS Certification required or must be obtained within 2 weeks of hire date. All other required certifications must be obtained within 6 months of hire date. (See Required Department Certification List detailed on the last page of this document.)
SKILLS: Must be able to pass LPN skills competency checklist applicable to area. LPN IV Therapy Certification preferred. Must be able to read, speak and write English fluently.
EXPERIENCE: Six months of hospital experience required.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Manager or Director
Bloodborne pathogens - C (OR, Recovery Room, Labor and Delivery).
Bloodborne pathogens -B (other patient care areas) Exposure to infectious diseases and x-rays.
Works in a clean, well-lighted, ventilated smoke-free environment. Subject to stressful professional relationships. Working hours are varied, with flexibility due to unexpected changes in schedule and emergencies.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking. Requires heavy physical effort to position, push and/or transfer patients or equipment and supplies. Requires considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. Ability to judge distance and space relationships, see peripherally, distinguish and identify different colors. Hearing and visual acuity within normal or correctable limits required. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.