University of Kentucky
|Working Title||LPN/ 7P/ 7 Main/UK Good Samaritan Hospital|
|Department Name||H6110:Acute Care|
|Work Location||Lexington, KY|
|Type of Position||Staff|
|Position Time Status||Full-Time|
|Required Related Experience||0 yrs|
|Required License/Registration/Certification||Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Kentucky Licensure|
|Physical Requirements||Requires handling of average weights or objects up to 25 pounds with some sitting, standing, or walking.|
|Shift||Must be able to work three 12-hour shifts per week from 7pm until 7:30am, including some weekends and holidays.|
|Job Summary||LPN’s on the 7 Main Medical-Surgical /Telemetry unit provide intermediate care for medical surgical patients and adults requiring continuous cardiac monitoring. Patient conditions include a wide range of medical conditions and recovery from surgical procedures which may or may not require telemetry monitoring. RNs may be required to work on other telemetry units as needed.
As a part of this unit, the LPN serves as an important component of the team. This team is responsible for the bedside care of ill adults who require constant observation, timely interventions, and/or specialized monitoring.
* This position has been identified as supporting UK HealthCare, which receives funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Therefore, all individuals hired into this position must comply with the federal CMS mandate issued in March of 2022. This mandate requires all new hires to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. Start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
The LPN model follows the Licensed Practical Nursing Scope of Practice deemed by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Under the direction of an RN, the primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: on-going assessments, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes and the patient/ family experience.
|Skills / Knowledge / Abilities||None|
|Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?||No|
|Deadline to Apply||07/12/2023|
|University Community of Inclusion||The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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