Swedish Health Services Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Medical Orthopedics in Edmonds, Washington
Swedish Health Services is calling for a current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (0.9 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Medical Orthopedics at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA.
Under the guidance of a Registered Nurse, assists with data-gathering and provides safe and effective nursing care to assigned groups of patients in a variety of age groups, which may include neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric.
In this position you will:
NURSING PROCESS:• Assessment:◦ Contributes to the assessment by completing the appropriate section of Nursing admission documents and orients patient to room and unit routine on admission.◦ Continually collects patient's signs and symptoms, through observation and interview, gathering information and reporting patient's needs, problems and changes in condition to the RN in a timely manner.• Planning:◦ Participates in change of shift report◦ With supervising RN, plans and organizes nursing care for a specific group of patients, using the appropriate resources.◦ Contributes to development of an on-going plan of care based on the information gathered, including patient teaching and discharge planning needs.• Implementation:◦ Provides safe and appropriate bedside nursing care to a specific group of patients.◦ Manages patient assignment effectively and assist co-workers as the need arises.◦ Maintains an orderly appearance of the patient's room and unit work area.◦ Supports the patient’s right to safety, privacy and confidentiality.◦ Administers approved (see addendum) medications according to hospital policies and procedures.◦ Recognizes precautions, interactions and side effects of medications, immediately reporting any unusual event to the RN and/or physician.◦ Performs IV procedures according to hospital policies and procedures; after training and certification• Evaluation:◦ In collaboration with the RN, assists in making adjustments in the plan of care.◦ Informs the RN and/or physician of the patient's response or lack or response to the nursing care provided.
DOCUMENTATION: Accurately and legibly documents data, nursing care treatments and medication on appropriate forms, per hospital policy.TEACHING: • Patient and Family: Participates in patient/family teaching and discharge instructions as determined by the plan of care.• Staff: Participates in unit orientation of new staff, students, and outside nursing personnel.
PROFESSIONALISM - Adheres to Swedish Edmonds Standards of Behavior:• Appearance: Meets the standards of the printed grooming/dress code.• Punctuality: Upholds hospital policies• Attendance: Upholds hospital policies• Participation: Actively participates, and by performance, shows an awareness of unit and organizational activities and initiatives. • Flexibility: Willingly participates in changes of practice to enhance patient care and hospital performance.• Cost Effectiveness: Optimizes resources, while delivering excellent care.• Coping Skills:◦ Effectively handles routine patient requirements and obtains necessary assistance.◦ Deals with personal problems in a manner that does not interfere with delivery of patient care.• Policy Adherence: Adheres to Swedish Edmonds general personnel and department policies.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing, including coursework in pharmacology.
Recent experience in an acute care facility preferred, or related work experience.
Valid Washington State License as a Licensed Practical Nurse
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)
About the Edmonds Campus.
Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.
The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:
217 licensed beds.
450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff.
1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel.
Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
Our Vision is Health for a Better World.
Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: LPN/LVN
Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026
Req ID: 315359