Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Orthopedic
Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Posted on: November 25, 2022
*Employment Type:* Full time *Shift:* 12 Hour Day Shift
*Description:* *Why Saint Joseph Health System?*
Saint Joseph Health System is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital
health system located in North Central Indiana.
*Our system includes:*
* Mishawaka Medical Center: 254-bed acute-care hospital located in
* Plymouth Medical Center: 58-bed acute-care hospital located in
* More than 85 providers in the Saint Joseph Physician Network
located across the Saint Joseph and Marshall counties
* Community Health Centers and additional points of access
* St Paul's is a 316 suite campus for independent living, assisted
living, rehabilitation, memory care, long-term nursing care and
numerous senior activities located in South Bend
* Holy Cross is a 168 suite campus for rehabilitation and wellness
and skilled nursing programs located in South Bend
* Trinity Tower with 84 affordable senior apartments located in
downtown South Bend
* VNA Home Care is our home care agency that helps transition
patients from the hospital to home and back to their regular daily
* Saint Joseph PACE provides care and services to seniors with
chronic care needs allowing them to maintain their independence in
their homes for as long as possible (transportation provided)
At*Saint Joseph Health System*, our values give us strength. That
character guides every decision we make - even when those decisions
are complicated, costly or hard. We honor our mission to care for
every man, woman and child who needs us by investing in technology,
people and capabilities that allow us to set the standard for
JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the
Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for implementing,
directing, communicating, and documenting the nursing process. The
Licensed Practical Nurse is a patient advocate who provides a safe
environment for patients, visitors, and associates. The Registered
Nurse practices in accordance with current established standards of
care and the Indiana Nurse Practice Act.
Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values,
and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these
values. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to
patient health, safety and medical information. Contributes to
patient assessments collecting subjective and objective data.
Collaborates with the RN to implement the patient plan of care.
Communicates with patients, families and/or significant others, and
the multidisciplinary team in the coordination and implementation
of patient care. Supervises and evaluates care given by
non-licensed team members.
Documents nursing assessments, interventions, and evaluations of
patient's response. Identifies potential emergency situations and
initiates appropriate response. Provides teaching materials to
patients and family under the direction of the RN. Participates in
the development and modification of the plan of care based on the
patient's response. Provides a safe environment by adhering to
hospital policies and procedures for isolation techniques, use of
restraints, falls prevention, blood transfusions, and safe
medication administration. Attends mandatory skills validation,
staff meetings, and continuing education as designated by
individual department standards. Assists with orientation of new
employees. Adheres to all state, federal, and local laws and
standards as they relate to the ethical and legal compliance plans
and policies. Performs other related duties as assigned or as
workload or staffing variations require.
*JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES*
*Education: *Graduate of an accredited LPN program.
*Licensure: *LPN Indiana license. BLS certification on hire or able
to attain within 60 days.
*Experience: *No experience required other than educational
*Other Job Requirements: *
Knowledge and skills necessary to follow a plan of care appropriate
to the age of the patient.
Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work
are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational
*Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion*
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000
physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve
diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the
cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through
training and education, recruitment, retention, and development),
commitment and accountability, communication, community
partnerships, and supplier diversity.
Keywords: Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Orthopedic, Other , Mishawaka, Indiana
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