LVN/LPN Behavioral Health Psychiatric Adult Full-Time Days St. Josephs
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) the Licensed
Practical Nurse (LPN) provides patient care within the Scope of
Practice for LPNs as defined by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
Contributes to the patient assessment through the observation,
recording, and reporting of patients? condition. Participates in
the development and modification of the plan of care. Implements
aspects of the plan of care within scope of practice. Participates
in the evaluation of responses to interventions. Provides
additional tasks for which the LPN has been prepared for through
basic education and additions skills obtained through continued
education programs. Administers medication, including IV therapy,
as defined by the Arizona Board of Nursing. The following
activities are considered within the scope of practice for an LPN.
See addendum for CSJ ?OR ? ?Ophthalmic Laser Nurse?.
Observe patient for neurological signs, skin integrity, reflexes,
bowel sounds, heart sounds, and breath sounds.
Take and record patient vital signs.
Monitor vascular pulses, DASPs, fistulas, and ECGs (recognizing
Obtain leg/calf measurements and abdominal girth measurements.
Administer medications: oral, IM, subcutaneous and record patient
Follow admission/discharge procedures and use appropriate forms.
Document patient care and administration of treatments and
Perform specimen collections - urine tests with reagent, strips,
glucometer, specific gravity, and hemocult.
Administer enemas, oxygen therapy, and incentive spirometry.
Offer palliative care and pain control. Monitor patient
Provide patient treatments: bladder sonography, Aqua-K Pads, Ice
Packs/Gloves/Collars, elastic bandages/stockings.
Assist with application and care of casts.
Set up traction. Apply and maintain halo braces and transparent
Assist with continuous passive motion exercise.
Use appropriate patient transfer techniques - transfer belts, range
of motion, and bed positioning (ex. trendelenburg/reverse).
Assist patient with ambulation and mechanical lifts.
Provide maintenance of urinary system - ureteral caths,
ureterostomy tube, nephrostomy tube, suprapubic cath, straining
urine, ileoconduits, and external catheters.
Perform male and female urinary catheterization - Insert straight
catheters, insert Foley catheters, and external catheters.
Administer catheter care and catheter irrigations.
Provide maintenance of GI tubes - vented/non-vented nasogastric,
sump, Miller-Abbott/Cantor, cecostomy, jejunostomy decompression,
jejunostomy feeding tube, and weighted enteric feeding tubes.
Reactivate and measure suction drainage.
Maintain suction devices ? Gomco, Emerson, Sump (Anpro 42),
Tracheal, and Moblvac.
Set up and measure chest tube drainage systems.
Provide postoperative care ?turning patient, cough, and deep
Provide care and/or removal of sutures, surgical staples, abdominal
binders, montgomery straps, and steri strips.
Provide wound care - wound irrigation, wound packing.
Apply and change dressings ? sterile, occlusive/non-occlusive,
abdominal binders, scrotal supports, and braces.
Provide maintenance of wound drains ? penrose, vented wound drains,
Insert IV catheters. Maintain and monitor IV (including tubing
Follow appropriate isolation techniques and standard precautions -
herpes zoster, airborne (includesTB/AFB), contact (includes MRSA
and VRE), droplet (includes meningitis and flu) and radiation
Apply and monitor restraint devices. Provide alternatives to
Follow appropriate emergency situation procedures ? CPR, code
arrest procedure, fire procedure, and disaster procedure.
Provide general patient hygiene - (Bath, Back, Skin, Oral), sitz
Teach patient regarding care and communicate precaution factors -
pre-op/inter-op/post-op care, respiratory, diabetic, injection
techniques, wound care, cardiac, ostomy, orthopedic (cast, splint,
crutches), and catheterization.
Level 2 ? Proficient (in addition to above duties)
Train and act as a resource for respiratory department
Insert oral airways. Provide treatment for tracheostomy care,
ostomy care, post-mortem care, peritoneal care.
Recommend respiratory therapy treatments and plan of care.
Level 3 ? Subject Matter Expert (in addition to above duties)
Assist physician with procedures - liver biopsy, bone marrow,
thoracentesis, paracentesis, chest tube insertion and lumber
Recognize emergencies and follow procedures -
dehiscence/evisceration, pulmonary emboli, air emboli, cardiac
arrest, respiratory arrest, and stroke.
Support and participate in revising policies and procedures.
Participate in hospital safety/emergent programs and
Required: Graduate of an accredited LPN program whose course
curriculum provides training that enables the LPN to perform
infusion therapy within scope of practice.
Preferred: Enrollment in RN program
Required: Must have a current Arizona license in Practical
Preferred: Knowledge of hospital environment desired. Previous
hospital and/or health care related experience preferred.
Required: Must possess effective interpersonal skills, strong human
Computer skills. Verbal and written communication skills.
Required: Arizona Nurse Practice Act
Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, holidays and/or
weekends. Must be able to perform all duties, including lifting and
transferring, using proper body mechanics.
Job: Psychiatric/BehavioralPrimary Location: Tucson,
ArizonaFacility: Carondelet St. Joseph's HospitalJob Type:
Full-timeShift Type: Days
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