Licensed Practical Nurse - Advanced Heart Failure Unit

Norfolk, VA
Jun 02, 2017
Aug 29, 2017
Healthcare, Other
Full Time
Job Description:
We are seeking a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for our Advanced Heart Failure Unit at Sentara Heart Hospital.

Position Highlights:
    Employee Satisfaction: Hampton Road's nominated Employer of Choice for over 10 yearsStability: 125 plus years of no company layoffs. Our nurse retention turnover rate under 5% - significantly lower than the national average of 14.6%.Career Growth: We offer our employees yearly merit reviews, potential annual performance plus bonuses, and a competitive benefits program.Innovation: Featuring state of the art equipment in our quaternary care facility that is dedicated to improving safety, quality and health every day.Market: Comprised of 12 acute care hospitals with more than 300 sites of care all throughout Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Sentara Heart Hospital is #2 for Cardiology & Heart Surgery center in Virginia and #24 in the nation for best heart programs.Nursing Excellence: We were the first hospital in the region to become a Magnet® recognized hospital. Six out of twelve of our hospitals have Magnet Recognition Program® designation. Provides professional nursing development and recognizes nursing excellence through Employee of the month, Daisy Awards and company-wide ACE award programs. Location: We are located in the Hampton Roads area surrounded by beaches, historic landmarks dating as far back as the Revolutionary War of 1776, top rated school systems, and seven cities full of life, events, and celebration.

What you will do:
    Our 24-bed unit is open 24/7 days a week. You can self-schedule on this unit! Must have availability to work 12 hours shifts. Rotating holidays and weekends with other LPN staff. Provide high acuity cardiac care to patients with severe heart failure, pre/post heart transplant, the Total Artificial Heart, and pulmonary hypertension.Work with high tech equipment such as mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist devices (LVAD, BiVAD) and telemetry monitors. Environment relies on 24 hours consistent communication and intricate interdisciplinary teamwork skills. Nurses handle 3-4 patients on this unit based on acuity level.

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions under the supervision of an RN or Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) in the clinical setting, within the scope of practice dictated by the State Boards of Nursing. The LPN demonstrates professional and clinical knowledge relative to designated clinical practice setting in the delivery of direct patient care, adhering to the level of verified competency dictated by the site specific program. The LPN works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support and communicate effectively with other licensed independent practitioners (Physicians, NP, PA) in collaboration while providing care and treatment for patients, clinical support and teaching for patient and family members, and adheres to the legal and ethical standards of nursing practice. Maintains all certifications and licensure relevant to clinical practice setting. LPN manages responsibilities of workload with accuracy, provides excellence in customer service, performs testing, medication administration and the implementation of nursing interventions and care plans to support a holistic approach to patient care. The LPN serves as patient advocate in the prevention of illness or disease.

Education Level
Diploma - NURSING OR
Trade School Graduate - NURSING

None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Required: Basic Life Support, Licensed Practical Nurse

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Meets any requirements defined by specific specialty. BLS required within 90 days of hire.

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