Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/
Provides direct and supervisory resident care according to physicians' orders and resident care plans. Supervises the Certified Nurse Aide's (C.N.A.) and Nurse Aide's on duty.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Requirements
1 year experience as LPN preferred.
Current Colorado Practical Nurse License (LPN)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required, Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association required for facilities with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) preferred for facilities without an AED.
Provides direct care to residents according to each resident's overall plan of care, including medications and treatments.
Participates in the care planning process, as assigned. Provides instruction and education to residents and responsible parties regarding residents' condition and care practices. Communicates changes in residents' conditions to the Charge Nurse, attending physician, responsible party and Director of Nursing in a timely manner.
Guides the activities of C.N.A.'s, Care
Partners, and N.A.'s on duty, including monitoring of completion of their assignments and documentation.
Provides basic first aid for employees and visitors in the facility, including completion of incident reports.
Documents medications and treatments given, resident progress and condition changes, and other documentation assigned.
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.
Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.
Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner. Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly.
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