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Licensed Practical Nurse New Graduate (LPN)-Medicine Specialty

Company: VCU Health
Location: Richmond
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

**$10,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by June 30, 2024. Terms and Conditions apply**

Medicine Specialty Unit is a 28-bed unit, composed of 24 telemetry capable beds and 8 progressive care beds, focused on caring for the adult medical patient population with a variety of disease processes, specializing in the Sickle Cell patient population. The unit's mission is to foster collegial relationships between the entire inter-professional team to create a nurturing, caring, positive environment for our patients, families, and team members. We are looking for team members who are highly adaptable, flexible, and committed to providing excellent nursing care to adult patients with acute on chronic disease processes. Medicine Specialty Unit prides itself in our commitment to caring for self and our team members, embracing Jean Watson's theory of human caring, by providing a space for our team members to have a moment of silence and relaxation during stressful shifts. We are committed to providing our patients with the education, resources, and tools to best manage their care as they transition through the continuum of care in an inpatient hospital setting.

The LPN job commences to integrate technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. This role assists the health care team with the prevention of illness and injury, maintenance of wellness, and provision of comfort. This role also provides direction, education, and begins to assume leadership responsibilities at the unit level.

The LPN job delivers and accurately documents direct, age-specific care to a patient or group of patients based on medical orders and an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care. This role safely administers prescribed medications, identifying incompatibilities and/or interactions."

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensure, certification or registration varies depending on the incumbent`s employment background and transitional assignment;
LPN licensure in Virginia or eligible

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current LPN Licensure in Virginia AHA BLS Certification or equivalent

Experience REQUIRED:
Varies based on transitional duty assignment.

Experience PREFERRED:
Experience as a LPN in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice

Education/training REQUIRED:
Graduate from a Board of Nursing approved School of Practical Nursing

Education/training PREFERRED: N/A

Independent action(s) required:
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider orders, standards, and practice guidelines such as treatments and organizes work to carry out assignment.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
Licensed Practical Nurses work all three shifts, weekends and holidays.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.

Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on transitional duty assignment.

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Other: Exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Steady pace, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent, change

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.

Keywords: VCU Health, Richmond , Licensed Practical Nurse New Graduate (LPN)-Medicine Specialty, Healthcare , Richmond, Virginia

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