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LPN - Rehab - PRN

Company: Mercy
Location: Springer
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

MERCY HOSPITAL ARDMORE

Department: LPN Inpatient Rehabilitation

Status: PRN

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Overview:

The Inpatient Rehab Unit at Mercy Ardmore is a 20-bed unit that averages 11 patients per day. We care for patients who have lost functional abilities due to illness or injury. Our unit accepts patients of all ages over the age of 16, but most patients are 65 years and older. The main diagnoses treated on Rehab are strokes, hip fractures, major multiple fractures, brain injuries, complicated joint replacements, debility caused by illness, and many other impairments. Rehab patients are expected to be medically complex enough to need 24/7 nursing but well enough to tolerate 3 hours of physical/occupational/ and speech therapy per day.

Some of the procedures performed on the unit include but is not limited to: medication administration, foley placement and care, IV placement and management, PEG tube management, PICC line management, functional scoring, wound care, and occasionally tracheostomy care.

Patients are generally on the unit an average of 12 days; therefore, there is an opportunity to bond and get to know patients very well. Our team is like family, and the culture is positive. Our patient satisfaction scores are usually higher than the nation's patient satisfaction scores. The Rehab team consists of a Rehab physician, hospitalists, dieticians, pastoral care, case management, quality nurses, Rehab liaisons, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists.

One of our nurses stated: "I love working on Rehab because our work can determine if a patient gets to go home and resume normal life without having to rely on others to care for them. The work we do is very rewarding. Many of our patients come back to visit us who could not walk or care for themselves when they came in. I love making a difference in their lives and allowing them to return to independent living."

Qualifications:

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited practical nursing program; Consideration will be given for comparable education experience and successful licensure.
  • Licensure: Is personally responsible for obtaining, and maintaining a current LPN license within the hiring state in which nursing duties are performed and must meet all State Board of Nursing requirements
  • Physical Requirements/Demands: Stand/Walk most of the time on duty; significant amount of bending and stooping, as well as lifting and turning patients with assistance; push/pull/grip up to 50 pounds
  • Experience: Can be new or experienced LPN
  • Certifications: Basic Life Support certification through the American Heart Association or successful completion of course within 30 days of hire
    Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Keywords: Mercy, Norman , LPN - Rehab - PRN, Healthcare , Springer, Oklahoma

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