BLS for Healthcare Providers required
Current South Carolina LPN license required
30+ bed unit caring for acute care oncology, hospice, palliative, and medical/surgical patients in a very fast-paced environment. This is a wonderful area to provide multidisciplinary care for the adult patient and to obtain valuable critical thinking skills as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Provides nursing care to patients under the direct and indirect supervision of the registered nurse. The State Board of Nursing recognizes the role of the LPN in assisting with assessment of the patient and collection of patient health data to be used for the complete physical assessment. The analysis and synthesis of clinical information and the formation of problem statements and/or nursing diagnosis are ONLY in the scope of practice of the RN and may NOT be delegated to the LPN. An LPN may delegate nursing tasks to qualified personnel.
All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose Statement – Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference – through every action and every interaction at work.
Collects health care data to assist in planning care of patients.
Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by authorized licensed personnel.
Implements nursing interventions and tasks.
Provides basic teaching for health promotion and maintenance.
Assists in the evaluation of responses to interventions.
Provides for the maintenance of safe and effective nursing care rendered directly and indirectly.
Participates with the other health care providers in the planning and delivering of health care.
Delegates nursing tasks to qualified others.
Performs additional acts that require special education and training and that are approved by the board including but not limited to intravenous therapy and other specific nursing acts. (See references from the SC Board of Nursing called Advisory Opinion Supplement on Nursing Management of Invasive devices in controlled setting – catheter, lines and tubes). The additional acts must be defined by Prisma Health policy.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.
Number and Type of Team Members Supervised: Non-licensed personnel.
Licensure, Registry, or Certification: LPN currently licensed in South Carolina. Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session.
Special Training: Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to treat patients; completion of I.V. therapy class