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LPN/GI Tech - Digestive Health

Company: CARLE
Location: Elwin
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Under the supervision of a RN, the LPN plans, implements, directs and evaluates nursing care for assigned patients in the Digestive Health Center. Assists physicians with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

  • Recognizes normal and abnormal findings when gathering pt. data and notifies other team members when appropriate
  • Accurately measures and records vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, B/P) and heights/weights.
  • Administers medications accurately within scope of practice.
  • Assists in the cleaning and sterilization of instruments.
  • Assists providers with procedures and treatments.
  • Cleans and stocks exam and procedure rooms.
  • Completes documentation per regulatory requirements and/or department policy.
  • Demonstrates comprehension of and compliance with all regulatory regulations.
  • Ensures documentation of care is complete and accurate.
  • Provide direct nursing care to patients under the supervision of a registered nurse, midlevel provider or physician. Nursing care is guided by the provider orders and the nursing plan of care within the LPN scope of practice.
  • Reports patient response to care to registered nurse or other provider for evaluation, intervention and modification of the plan of care.
  • Assists the physician with equipment needed to perform procedure.
  • Assists the physician in collecting specimens.
  • Prepares the procedure room with appropriate supplies and equipment.
  • Reprocesses endoscopes.
  • Assists the RN. Provides care to patients that is within their scope as directed by the RN.
  • Collaborates with the RN by contributing to the planning, implementation and evaluation of the patient’s plan of care

Keywords: CARLE, Decatur , LPN/GI Tech - Digestive Health, Other , Elwin, Illinois

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