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LPN - Specialty Acute Care

Company: MUSC
Location: Charleston
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description SummaryMain Hospital 5W (MH5W) is a 16 bed acute care unit with the unique clinical focus of providing care for liver failure patients, including transplant recipients, in the pre and post-operative settings, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, acute kidney injury and sickle cell. Nurses and patient care technicians work collaboratively alongside our Hepatologists and medical teams to provide patients and their families with high quality, evidenced based care. MH5W is first unit at MUSC to utilize the new drug Terlipressin in treatment of liver patients with decreased kidney function. The patient population on MH5W also includes a vast array of medical-surgical patients. MH5W also offers opportunities for nurses to obtain ongoing transplant specific education and highly encourages a specialty certification in several areas to include palliative, wound care, med/surg.EntityMedical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)Worker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-Type---RegularCost CenterCC004178 CHS - Specialty Medicine & Acute Care 5W (Main)Pay Rate TypeHourlyPay GradeHealth-23Scheduled Weekly Hours36Work ShiftDay (United States of America)Job DescriptionHours Per Week: - - -36
Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: - 3 - 12 hour shifts per week, including some weekends

Job Summary/Purpose: - The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) reports to the Manager. -Under direction of a Registered Nurse, the LPN provides individualized, goal directed and family centered patient care. -The LPN demonstrates proficiency according to the Laws governing nursing in South Carolina. -This position delivers safe and effective care and interacts with other members of the health care team to achieve desired results and outcomes. -This position will require the use of the LPN's skills in multiple physical locations under MUSC Health.

Minimum Training and Education: -Completion of a recognized Licensed Practical Nursing program; Minimum of six months experience as LPN required. -Licensed as an LPN within the state of South Carolina or a compact state. A current CPR card is required; either an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers card or an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer card. -Ability to demonstrate commitment to patient centered care philosophy as evidenced by effective communications skills, professional demeanor, and excellent interpersonal skills. -Ability and motivation to articulate and support departmental philosophy of excellent guest relations. Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Must be computer literate.
Additional Job Description
Physical and Mental Requirements: - Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need. Medical University of South Carolina participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:

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