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Licensed Practical Nurse

Universal Health Services


Location:
NEWARK, DE
Date:
06/22/2017
2017-06-222017-07-21
Job Code:
231185
Universal Health Services
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Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Code:  231185
Facility: Rockford Center
Location: NEWARK, DE US Mid-Atlantic
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree 
Skills:  
Category: Nursing
FTE: 0.010
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Rockford Center is Delaware’s first private psychiatric facility and remains a leader in providing behavioral health care services and continues its commitment to providing quality health care.  Rockford Center, a 128-bed acute psychiatric hospital continues to provide a full continuum of behavioral health services to geriatrics, adults, adolescents, and children.

Rockford Center currently has an opening for a Licensed Practical Nurse in our Nursing Department.  The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

·          Performs treatments and therapies as ordered by physician in an appropriate and timely fashion.
·         Documents patient care, findings, and psychosocial responses to nursing interventions.
·         Documents PRN medications given, reason and effect
·         Initiates emergency measures according to age appropriate CPR and client resuscitation protocols.
·         Participates in emergency crisis interventions according to age appropriate techniques.
·          Provides patient care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that considers cultural diversity and age appropriateness so that autonomy, rights, and dignity are preserved.
·          Administer patient medications as prescribed by physician
·         Provide education to patients on their prescribed medications, documenting this in the patient record.
·         Complete nursing admission assessments and shift assessments. Following up on vital signs and accu-check results prior to dispensing medication.
·         Transcription of medication orders in a timely, error free manner, and ensuring reason for PRN medication is documented
 
Requirements
Education
      Graduate of an approved School of Nursing
Licensure
      Current and unrestricted license as an LPN in the state of Delaware.
Experience
      At least one year experience as a LPN in a clinical setting is preferred.
Credentials
      Current CPR


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