Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota
Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to Marion County for over 120 years
Florida Hospital Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services, with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited
Spectacular springs throughout the county
You Will Be Responsible For:
Collects data (e.g. physical, psychosocial, environmental, developmental, pertaining to the health status of patients in assigned nursing unit in a comprehensive manner under the direct supervision of the RN. Performs and/or assures completed data collection on admission and during each shift on all patients assigned within the designated time delineated in unit standards. Monitors patient's status throughout shift and reports pertinent patient information and significant findings of admission and on-going patient information to appropriate member(s) of the health care team. Monitors patient throughout shift including response to interventions/ treatments. Completes documentation according to policy and procedure. Identifies and relays patient discharge planning needs on admission and throughout the patient's stay in collaboration with RN or Case Manager.
Reviews and implements patient care plan on assigned unit in collaboration with the RN, patient, family, and health care team. Administers ordered treatments and medications within scope of practice safely and competently.
Implements & coordinates patient care activities on assigned unit to ensure the delivery of quality care. Communicates the plan of care to other members of the healthcare team verbally throughout the shift and during shift report. Collaborates effectively with nursing and clinical ancillary team members. Delegates tasks appropriately to unlicensed personnel including nursing assistants, unit clerks, monitor techs in which the unlicensed personnel have demonstrated competence. Communicates/documents all patient care provided Transcribes and implements physician orders within scope of practice. Provides patient education based on identified needs.
Adheres to standards established in the nursing department proficiency program. Satisfactorily completes competency testing/skills validation. Attends department-required in-services and department meetings. Maintains current licensures and certifications as required (see ADDENDUM MATRIX).
Provides appropriate patient care specific to the needs of the patient populations served (e.g. age group, patients of size; diagnosis-based). for patient population(s) served. Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of the specific physical, psychosocial and developmental needs of patients as appropriate to the populations served.
Assists with Quality Indicators, including Core Measures. Accurately completes Core Measure Indicators in nursing documentation. Gives verbal input to charge nurse regarding any policy/procedure changes. Participates in unit quality improvement activities.
IF LABOR & DELIVERY DEPARTMENT
Maintain IV certification, administer Medications-IV injections of Betamethasone, will not administer any labor agents to pregnant patients
Venipuncture, foley insertion and foley care
Assist MD with vaginal deliveries-passing instruments or suture
Apply External fetal monitor and TOCO-will not interpret fetal monitor strips
Scrub Technician, Maintain sterile technique
Assist RN in transferring patient to Mother Baby Unit
Function as a Nurse Technician on Mother Baby
L & D Unit clerk duties, Assist patient’s to bathroom
Prepare vaginal delivery tables, can assist RN with epidural placement but cannot be in the room alone while patient is receiving epidural
Document in Cerner, Complete physical assessment-RN will have to co-sign
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or equivalent LPN program
Basic computer skills, excellent human relations and oral/written skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
(12) months experience preferred but not required
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Current FL LPN License; current BLS.
FL State Approved IV Certification required within 30 days upon start date.
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