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Licensed Practical Nurse / Ortho Joint / UM

Company: The University of Maryland Medical System
Location: Glen Burnie
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
1. Assists in providing continuity of care for a patient.
2. Provides direct nursing care to patients whose conditions require non-complex nursing measures, such as, monitoring vital signs, obtaining specimens for laboratory examinations and carrying out physician's orders for medications and routine treatments, in accordance with state of Maryland practical nursing practice.
3. Observes, records, and reports the general physical and mental conditions of patients, to the physician or professional nurse in charge in accordance with department documentation and reporting procedures/standards.
4. Utilizes interview and observation skills to identify symptoms and behavioral changes that indicate common health problems or basic physical, emotional, and social needs of a patient or family.
5. Documents data collected and reports changes in the patient's condition that may indicate an emerging health problem.
6. Assists in nursing diagnosis by documenting and communicating to the RN patient responses to illness or nursing intervention.
7. Assists in the formulation of the care plan by communicating pertinent patient data and/or suggesting nursing interventions to the RN/Primary Nurse.
8. Contributes to the evaluation of the nursing care plan through documentation and communication of patient responses to illness and nursing interventions.
9. Demonstrates the ability to implement a plan of care (in accordance with performance standards) in a knowledgeable, skillful, and consistent manner.
10. Assists in developing, reviewing, and monitoring nursing quality assurance standards, as requested.
11. Participates in nursing/hospital research activities, as requested.
12. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient populations(s) served.
Employee Benefits
As a University of Maryland Community Medical Group (UM CMG) employee, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits program designed with you and your dependents in mind. Subject to any eligibility waiting period, all of the benefits are available to regular full-time employees and most benefits are available to regular part-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work twenty (20) or more hours per week. Many benefits are provided at no cost to employees. For others, the cost is shared between UM CMG and employees.

Associated topics: license, licensed, licensed vocational, lvn, lvn lpn, med surg, nurse iv, nurses, practical nurse lpn, vocational

Keywords: The University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore , Licensed Practical Nurse / Ortho Joint / UM, Healthcare , Glen Burnie, Maryland

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