Working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Penn State Health, you are the heart and backbone of patient care. When respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence guide your quality of care, you will be empowered to make an influential difference in the lives of all our patients. #WeAre committed to helping talented LPNs, like you, deepen your expertise and achieve your goals while still performing patient care including: accurately recording vital signs, discussion health concerns, performing testing, administering injections; assisting with procedures and documentation.
* During this unprecedented time, the Contingency Pool LPN's are expected to staff the Covid testing sites. The expected responsibilities include nasopharyngeal swabbing, printing lab labels and requisitions, de-escalation and communicating with multi-disciplinary teams.
ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP CONTINGENCY POOL
Hours of Operation: The typical hours of the position will range from 8am-4:30pm but can vary between 7am-5:30pm depending on clinic needs.
Summary: Licensed Practical Nurses within the contingency pool will be trained to work in any of the clinics within the Penn State Health Medical Group. Contingency Pool LPNS's will receive a premium pay to compensate for their flexibility and adaptability as this position requires traveling to different clinics on and off (Hershey) campus. EKG's, injections, suture removals, wound care, obtaining patient health history and vital signs, point of care testing, assisting with biopsies, lab abstractions, prescription refills, and phlebotomy. You should be able to demonstrate nursing expertise, flexibility, resilience, ability to work under pressure, effective and professional communication, interpersonal skills and teamwork. You will serve as a patient advocate and nurse liaison to the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Work Schedule : A 4-week schedule is given 3 weeks ahead. Being in the contingency pool you will always know what day you're working but will not know what clinic you're working until 6:30 am that work day.
Comp Information : Base Pay + Premium pay included for working in the contingency pool. Locations vary and will impact premium rate.
High School diploma required.
Graduate of an approved school of nursing with current license to practice in the state - of PA or eligible for licensure in PA required.
One (1) year experience in an acute or ambulatory care setting preferred.
Able to stand & sit constantly; walk frequently.
Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs. frequently; 11-50 lbs. occasionally.
Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs. frequently; 21-75 lbs. occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
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Union: Non Bargained
Internal Number: 18040
About Penn State Health
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