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The University of Kansas Health System LPN Acute Care Unit (Part-time;7a-7p) in Hays, Kansas

Under the supervision of the nursing department’s management, the LPN assumes the responsibility for the nursing processes of assessment, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation needed to deliver safe, evidence based care within their scope of practice.

Essential Functions:

  • Gathers and records initial and on-going data about the health status of the patient.

  • Revises an individualized plan of care that includes immediate and long-term outcomes for the patient/family and reflects the plan of the entire health care team.

  • Carries out interventions safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes.

  • Evaluates patient response to intervention/therapy based upon expected outcomes.

  • Provides patient education by explaining procedures, medications and giving instructions at a level the patient can understand; addresses patient’s questions and concerns; verifies patient informed consent when indicated.

  • Completes post-surgical care including care of wounds/dressings, chest tube, tracheostomy and drains.

  • Documents all required components of patient care.

HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:

Primary – required (routine) to do the job;

Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and

None – no approved access

Description of InformationLevel

Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, ReligionPrimary

Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment RatesNone

Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and PhysicalPrimary

Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT CodesNone

Education/Experience:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; knowledge of general nursing theory and practice required; knowledge of principles, methods and techniques involved in performing general nursing services and adapting or modifying standards of nursing practices for care of specific medical cases.

Certificates and Licenses:

Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensure in the State of Kansas or has work permit from the State Board of Nursing required. BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment; and additional certification may be required for certain patient care settings or populations. Specific information and the time frame in which such certification must be attained will be provided by the department director/manager/supervisor at time of hire/transfer into department.

Requisition ID: 2020-27103

Display Department Title: Acute Care Unit

External Company Name: The University of Kansas Health System

Street: 2220 Canterbury Dr.

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