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Licensed Practical Nurse

Community Outreach 
Part Time
Regular 
AM Shift 
6a-3p M-Th

Voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019, the Lexington Medical Center Physician Network includes more than 450 physicians and advanced practice providers at 75 locations across the Midlands.

From general medicine and orthopedics to oncology and neurosurgery, these dedicated physicians, specialists and surgeons combine the highest quality care with advanced medicine and state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes.  As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.
 

Job Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs a wide variety of patient care activities and accommodative services for patients in the patient care unit under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The LPN practices within the guidelines set forth by S. C. State Board of Nursing and LCHD policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: None.
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Licensed in South Carolina as an LPN;
**Refer to Mandatory Certification Requirements P&P for required education / certification for various nursing specialties.
Required Training: Completes yearly safety training and other mandatory classes.

Essential Functions
  • Works in a cooperative manner, which fosters relations between employees and patients, patients’ families, visitors, fellow employees, and the medical staff. Accepts chain of command, supervision, and constructive criticism.
  • Exhibits commitment and pride through personal example by speaking positively about LMC, the department employees, and guests.
  • Contributes to teamwork and creates harmonious, effective and positive working relationships with others by:  Responding to requests in a cooperative and responsive manner;  Speaking respectfully of/to other employees and guests by minimizing criticism and adversarial behaviors;  Assuming responsibility without making excuses, offering assistance whenever possible without being asked.
  • Respects, understands, and responds with sensitivity to employees and guests by treating others as one would wish to be treated.
  • Resolves conflicts and problem-solves by: Remaining calm when confronted;  Listening carefully;  Acknowledging that the problem is valid to the other person’s perception;  Attempting to identify solutions and/or referring person to the appropriate authority;  Attempting to deliver more than is expected.
  • Exhibits telephone courtesy by: Answering promptly with proper name and department;  Speaking with a pleasant tone while focusing attention to caller;  Transferring calls correctly and promptly;  Attending to calls on hold in a timely manner.
  • Maintains confidentiality by:  Discouraging gossip;  Using discretion when discussing patient, work or LMC related information with others.
  • Utilizes the service recovery process to resolve complaints (GIFT).
  • Collects and records data related to patient’s physical, psychosocial, and spiritual condition and reports findings to RN.
  • Collaborates with RN to develop and update Plan of Care as needed.
  • Assists with reinforcement of patient and family education.
  • Administers care and treatment as outline din the Plan of Care and in accordance with LCHD’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Documents and reports to RN patients’ response to care and treatments rendered.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide comfort measures:  Provides for personal hygiene needs;  Assists patient with nutrition and elimination needs;  Provides nonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions to enhance comfort.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide safe patient care environment:  Orients patient to environment;  Recognizes need to implement safety measures i.e., Spot the Dot, Derm Alert;  Follows Policies and Procedures for lifting;  Properly uses minimal lift equipment;  Follows Infection Control Policies and Procedures.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Establishes and maintains positive interpersonal relationships and promotes effective teamwork with patients, families, customers, and the community.
  • Promotes team spirit, a willingness to collaborate and voluntary assistance to all members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of service-line and organizational initiatives by attending or reading minutes of staff meetings and/or process improvement meetings.
  • Reports ethical concerns to the RN.
  • Abides by LMC’s Code of Conduct and respects the Patient Bill of Rights.
  • In pursuit of excellence and service, demonstrates desire and effort to be a continuous learner as evidenced by the following:  Identifies self-development opportunities;  Earns 6 hours of continuing education annually.
  • Maintains professional appearance by adhering to dress code.
  • Accepts work assignments readily.
  • Participates actively in change process by adopting new methods.
  • Participates in performance improvement/patient safety initiatives.
  • Incorporates QA/PI findings into the delivery of patient care services as directed by RN.
  • Supports shared governance activities at unit level.
  • Presents positive image to enhance recruitment and retention of staff.
  • Shares knowledge/expertise with co-workers and assists in orientation of new employees.
  • The nurse promotes the effective and efficient allocation, distribution and use of unit, service-line and organizational resources for the delivery of safe, cost-effective patient care services.
  • Monitors supply use and returns unused materials to the appropriate place.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of use and care of equipment:  Displays appropriate skills in the use and maintenance of assigned equipment;  Recognizes and reports malfunctioning or unsafe equipment to appropriate persons;  Follows through with appropriate disposition of used equipment.
  • Is accountable for the supplies and equipment assigned to the work unit and charges for them appropriately.
  • Identifies product needs and reports to the appropriate person.
  • Provides care in a cost-effective manner, attentive to expiration dates, eliminates waste. 
  • Discharges patients promptly.
  • Participates in peer review as requested.
  • Demonstrates initiative to complete assigned and unassigned tasks.
  • Assists in performing and documenting environmental checks as required by LMC policy and regulatory agencies.
  • Effectively uses electronic, verbal, non-verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a clear and concise manner to ensure appropriate understanding and response.
  • Clearly expresses self orally and/or in writing.
  • Provides ongoing report of patient progress as well as status of completion of work assignment to the RN.
  • Demonstrates direct open communication with co-workers by resolving issues on a peer-to-peer basis.
  • Identifies need for conflict resolution and works toward solution.  Uses chain of command appropriately.
  • Demonstrates timely communication of unexpected patient events/issues to appropriate persons.
  • Assists in keeping patient/family informed related to tests, treatments, progress, and discharge plans as well as teaching them self/family supported care in an understandable manner. 
  • Completes employee health workup
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Eligible employees may also enroll in LMC's retirement plans on their date of hire, including the South Carolina State Retirement System (SCRS)
  • Supplemental 401(k)
  • 457(b) retirement plans
  •  Free life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • 401(K) Match – LMC matches dollar for dollar up to 6% 
  • LMC provides its full-time employees short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • 529 College Savings
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

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