The licensed practical nurse (LPN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities, and patient populations. The LPN’s care delivery is consistent with the Oklahoma Nurse Practice Act, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. LPNs work under the direction of Registered Nurses and/or Physicians. Professional accountability enriches the LPN’s engagement in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The LPN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture.
- Under the direction of a registered nurse (RN), contribute to the nursing process including planning, implementing interventions, and evaluating outcomes.
- Collaborate with physicians, registered nurses, and multidisciplinary team members.
- Identify patient care needs by establishing personal rapport with patients and their families and provide emotional, psychological, and spiritual support.
- Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic and regulatory standards; administer medications and treatment prescribed by any person authorized by state law to prescribe.
- Protect patients and team members by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; medication administration and storage procedures; and controlled substance regulations.
- Document patient care services timely and accurately.
- Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
- Delegate tasks as may safely be performed by others, consistent with educational preparation and that do not conflict with the provisions of the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act.
- Follow established care plan providing ongoing education for patients and families.
- Ensure operation of equipment by verifying preventive maintenance requirements are completed; call for repairs; and evaluate new equipment and techniques.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge through continuing education opportunities including internal and external educational offerings.
- Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information and participating in team problem-solving methods.
- Regular attendance and punctuality for scheduled shifts.
- Must adhere to safety protocols at all times.
- Implement DRH Standards of Behavior and exhibit behaviors consistent with DRH core values.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Hours: 8a to 5p, M-F, 80 hrs pp
Type: Full Time
Communication skills including fluency in oral and written English. Basic computer skills including the ability to send/receive/email, navigate information technology associated with the position, and use Electronic Health Record information tools. Must have graduated from a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program. Current unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse license in the State of Oklahoma. American Heart Association BLS required; ACLS and PALS desired. For those positions requiring travel, a current valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance must be maintained.
* Safety-Sensitive Position
**As a condition of employment, vaccinations are required per DRH Policy. Medical and Religious Exemptions are available upon request.