Licensed Practical Nurse - SOM OHNS Voice and Swallowing
Company: UNC Health Care
Posted on: August 7, 2022
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Provides direct patient care, meeting both psychological and
physical needs in accordance with the plan of care, physician's
orders, and nursing and department policies and procedures.
Patients range in age from neonate to geriatric. Care may be
provided in an inpatient setting, ambulatory care, home health, or
1. Contributes to the development and maintenance of a current,
individualized, goal-oriented plan of care and consults with other
health professionals to assure that the assessed needs of
patient/caregiver are met.
2. Observes, assesses, documents, and reports patient response to
treatments/therapies and teaching, and adjusts priorities of care
according to patient/caregiver needs. Collects, documents, and
reports (to responsible MD or RN) data regarding patient's
biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational,
and discharge planning needs.
3. Participates in unit, service, and/or department enrichment
activities which contribute to positive outcomes such as assigned
committees, CQI activities/groups, and the orientation and
education of other personnel.
4. Provides a broad range of treatments/therapies to patients
including, but not limited to, respiratory treatments, Oral/NG/NT
suctioning, and tracheostomy care, administration of medications,
observation of cardiac monitors, respirators, etc. and reporting of
any changes, assistance to physician with special procedures,
monitoring of intravenous infusions, performs point of care
testing, performs routine laboratory work, changing/irrigating
catheters, specialized sterile dressings, and patient/caregiver
teaching based upon the established teaching plan.
5. Provides assistance to patients and families during admission to
the clinical area, orientation to the hospital/clinic experience,
6. Provides support to patients and families. Verbally de-escalates
frightened or potentially aggressive patients. Facilitates age
appropriate coping strategies for patients.
Other Information Other information:
--- Requires graduation from a state accredited program of
practical nurse education including a pharmacology course (or
completion of an approved pharmacology course upon graduation)
which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the
administration of medications required by the work setting
--- Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the
applicable state (NC or VA).
Professional Experience Requirements:
--- No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Job Details Legal Employer: - STATE
Entity : UNC Faculty Physicians
Organization Unit : SOM OHNS Voice & Swallowing
Work Type : Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week : 40.00
Work Schedule : Day Job
Location of Job : US:NC:Raleigh
Exempt From Overtime : Exempt: No
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