Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse
As a nurse with Correct Care Solutions (CCS), you will have the opportunity to practice patient care the way you’ve always wanted. Our nurses enjoy competitive pay and benefits in an autonomous though supportive work environment. Numerous growth opportunities are available to our nurses while feeling that they are continually using their nursing skills and abilities.
As a CCS Nurse, you'll treat patients who typically go without access to health care. For patients that reside in a corrections or psychiatric hospital environment, the friendly, compassionate and nonjudgmental interaction that you provide can be a highlight in their day. If your passion is to make a difference, join CCS today.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs the technical role function under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN). The work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures for the Columbia Regional Care Center (CRCC) and within the scope of practice for LPNs as outlined by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. LPNs are hired as professional health care workers with general knowledge of psychiatric and medical-surgical areas of nursing. After general orientation to psychiatric and medical-surgical patient care areas LPNs will float between patient care areas as required to ensure adequate coverage of staff to provide high quality nursing care.
Education for Licensed Practical Nurse:
Graduate of an accredited School of Practical Nursing.
Experience for Licensed Practical Nurse:
Must possess interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with patients, and patients families, to elicit cooperation and ease apprehensions.
Must be able to pass and maintain clearance for a Public Trust Position, if working with specific patients.
Licenses/Certifications for Licensed Practical Nurse:
Must possess current, non-restricted license as Practical Nurse from State of South Carolina or a member state of the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Basic life support certification required.
Identifies and collects information concerning the health status of patients.
Identifies and distinguishes between abnormal and normal clinical findings and reports abnormal findings to the RN and/or Physician.
Identifies patient care concerns, assists in the development of appropriate nursing care plans and interventions for actual and potential problems.
Implements nursing interventions as developed within the nursing plan of care for acute and chronic health concerns.
Participates in identification of knowledge deficits concerning health and provides health education to patients regarding health prevention and promotion.
Transcribes physician’s orders, obtains verification for each order and document in the appropriate form (nursing Kardex, medication administration record or treatment sheets) to ensure continuity of care.
Performs medication management that includes administration of oral, topical and parenteral routes.
Responsible for completion of medication cart audits, reconciliation of medication administration record (MAR) using all pertinent information for timely and accurate review.
Participates in performance improvement activities, patient safety and infection control activities that include data collection and analysis for peer review, root cause analysis and PDCA studies for the unit and organization.
Accountable for the delivery of compassionate and professional care as defined within the ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.
Completes HIPAA training and maintains confidentiality of patient and employee information and records. Attends initial, annual and other professional training as determined by nursing administration.
Maintains the image of Columbia Regional Care Center and work area as a safe, clean, efficient, caring organization by demonstrating a team approach which produces an environment conducive to patient, family and team well-being. Displays a professional image that is conducive to patient, family and team well-being. Refer to professional conduct as outlined in the corporate employee handbook.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
Perform other duties as assigned.