LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Children's Neurosurgery Clinic

  • OU Health
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Sep 23, 2022
Full Time Nursing Physician & Surgeon

Job Description

Position Title:

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Children's Neurosurgery Clinic

Department:

HB Children's Neurosurgery Clinic

Job Description:

General Description:

Under general supervision, provides preventative and health care to an assigned group of patients or clients in an OU Health facility.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position.  Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position. 

  • Will assist with the nursing assessment through data collection, observation, and obtainment of vital signs on assigned patients or clients.
  • Provide care according to an established nursing plan.
  • Observe changes in patient’s condition and notify supervisory personnel if significant changes occur.
  • Provide routine ostomy care, nasogastric tube placement and feeding and placement and discontinuing of oral-gastric tube.  Will initiate and monitor oxygen therapy according to physician orders or unit protocol.
  • Will suction and clean tracheotomy sites.
  • May administer oral, intra-muscular, intra-dermal, subcutaneous, sub-lingual, vaginal, rectal and topical medications.
  • Prepare patients for routine physical examinations and assist the physician during examinations.
  • An LPN can function in the role of Surgical Tech if position open is in the operating room.

General Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduation from an approved License Practical Nurse program. 

Experience: None required.

Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: Current LPN License issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing, or a current multistate compact LPN License (eNLC). Current Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association required upon hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of professional nursing theories, practices, techniques, and procedures.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, plan and evaluate nursing needs of assigned patients.
  • Must be knowledgeable about operating room techniques if applying for a surgery position.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

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