Licensed Practical Nurse - Emergency Department

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 72787

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72 hours/ 2 weeks

Shift options available: 7a - 7p; 11a - 11p; 7p - 7a

Every 3rd weekend and every other holiday

 

 

York Hospital is a Level I trauma center as well as a comprehensive stroke and chest pain accredited center. The newly renovated ED has 54 treatment spaces, a 3 bed Trauma Bay, and a secure unit for Behavioral Health patients. Our staff includes Registered Nurses, Emergency Nursing Assistants and Emergency Clinical Assistants. The ED uses Lean Daily Management for process improvement, utilizes a robust Shared Decision Making model for practice initiatives and changes and uses self-scheduling to help staff maintain work/life balance.

 

York Hospital Nursing supports the mission and vision through a centralized department of nursing. We strive to be the best in the eyes of our patients, family, staff, and community by providing safe, evidence based practice leading to exemplary outcomes. Each professional nurse accepts the accountability and responsibility for his/her professional practice by fostering an environment that supports leading change, responding to the healthcare needs of our community and advancing health. Nurses at YH are lifelong learners who value continued professional development and education. They are role models in honesty, responsibility, upholding human dignity, ease of human suffering and equality of all patients. Helping others in need and improving the quality of life for all is the act of behaving in a manner defined by the profession. YH nurses are active participants in decisions about patient care and nursing practice, and commit to upholding professional nursing standards at local, state and national levels.

 

Job Description:

Under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN), provides nursing care to patients at an advanced level of practice. Takes patient vital signs, assists with procedures/examinations, administers medications, assists patient with activities of daily living (bathing, feeding, etc.) and instructs patients and their families in appropriate care.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Under appropriate supervision, administers and controls narcotics and medications.
  2. Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.
  3. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
  4. Helps patients get into and out of chairs, lifts patients, raises patients in beds, and turns the patients.
  5. Checks patient's vital signs.
  6. Charts results of various tests.
  7. Monitors medical condition of patients and reports changes to appropriate personnel.
  8. Prepares patients for scheduled procedures to assist in patient assessment.
  9. Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  10. Arranges for patients' ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services.
  11. Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.
  12. Ensures accurate maintenance of patients' medical records and that patient records are treated as confidential information.
  13. Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties.
  14. Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  15. Coordinates with emergency department care team with patient flow of department including waiting room, behavioral health area, core pods 1 & 2, and rapid area, providing assistance for patients of all acuity and ages.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years preferred in acute care setting
  • Minimum Education:
    • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training
  • Required Certification:
    • Current LPN license in PA; BCLS/ACLS/PALS certification, as required; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required; IV therapy certification (must obtain within a year of hire date)
  • Required Courses:
    • Completion of accredited LPN program; rhythm recognition course per unit of assignment
  • Physical Demands:
    • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
    • Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
    • Lifts supplies/equipment
    • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

 


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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)