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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Licensed Practical Nurse in Lake City, Florida

Lake City Medical Center, a 91-bed acute care hospital serving the communities of Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties for over 60 years. Lake City Medical Center is part of HCA Healthcare North Florida offering medical and surgical programs including 24-hour emergency care, heart care, interventional cardiology, orthopedics, cancer care, imaging and rehabilitation services. Lake City Medical Center is an Accredited Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology, and has achieved Disease Specific Certification in the treatment of Sepsis by the Joint Commission. We have been named the area's Best of the Best Hospital 20 years in a row and employer of choice in 2019 by the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce!

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide care to patients under the direction of the RN, utilizing the nursing process, in accordance with the philosophy, goals, and objectives of LCMC.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Administers and evaluates prescribed medications to patients in accordance with hospital policies and practice guidelines. Monitors patient for therapeutic response. Notifies provider and intervenes as appropriate in the event of an unintended response to medication.

  2. Inserts and maintains IVs, after meeting training requirements and demonstrating competency.

  3. Escalates situations requiring care beyond the scope or practice of an LVN/LPN.

  4. Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process.

  5. Participates and cooperates in the unit based Quality Improvement processes.

  6. Maintains and practices quality patient care through effective use of resources and personnel.

  7. Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers.

  8. Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patients right to privacy by protecting confidential information.

  9. Observes, reports, and documents the patient’s physiological and psychological status, informing a physician or Clinical Coordinator of any incongruence in the above.

    1. Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.

    2. Other duties as assigned.

Your benefits include:

  • 401k
  • Paid Time Off

  • Medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability benefits

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discount program
  • Employee stock purchase program
  • Student loan repayment

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

  • Graduated fromSchoolofPractical Nursingor Vo-tech training program required

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • State ofFlorida LPN Licenserequired
  • BLS required
  • ACLS certification required
  • PALS certification required
  • IV Certification required
  • Registered Nurse licensure obtained within 3 years

*EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: *

  • Acute care experience preferred

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

  • Reads and writes Basic English with the basic skills necessary to transcribe physician’s orders
  • Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needs
  • Basic computer skills

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

Location: Florida-Lake City-Lake City Medical Center

Requisition ID: 06210-4404

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