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LPN - For Podiatry Plastic Surgery
Job ID: 186636
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
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Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Department: Podiatry Plastic Surgery
Location: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine-3400 Civic Center Blvd
Hours: M-F from 8:00am - 4:30pm with no holiday or weekend requirements
**Please upload your LPN and CPR certification with application.**
This is a unique position within the Plastic Surgery Division of Penn Medicine to support our podiatry group of surgeons at our Perelman Center location utilizing your LPN licensing to its highest level and providing collaborative care to complex patients.
- This would have LPN's working at their highest level directly assisting our podiatry surgeons handling complex procedures.
- LPN would assist in wound bandaging, wound management, supply management/order placements, as well as being an active team player and assisting with needs of the department.
- The CPUP Licensed Practical Nurse assists physicians and performs healthcare services to patients in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.
- Monitors and charts patients, collects sample, and performs other tasks as assigned, all under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.
- Performs electrocardiograms (EKG) and screening tests.
- Obtains and tests specimens following standard operating procedures and documents results, taking appropriate action with unexpected results. Prepares specimens for transport as necessary.
- Gather information from patient and direct to the RN or Provider when necessary.
- Assists provider with surgical procedures including positioning patients, keeping a sterile field, and wound cleaning and dressing.
- Prepares paperwork to complete patient visit.
- Obtains and documents patient's vital signs as needed and reports abnormal results to provider.
- Cleans, disinfects, sterilizes and checks to make sure all instruments and equipment are in proper working order.
- Maintains medication storage closets.
- Participates in orienting new team members.
Additional Responsibility Information:
- Practicing as an LPN in assisting the Podiatry practice Surgeons with procedures, wound care, and bandaging
- Responsible for ordering supplies and following up with patient paperwork and messages
- Administers prescribed medications, gives injections and vaccines, reads PPD results.
- Demonstrating good organizational and time management skills
- Ability to assist the team where needed
- Maintaining a positive attitude and eagerness to learn
- Licensed Practical Nurse (Required)
- Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
Education or Equivalent Experience:
- H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
- 1+ years Outpatient experience preferred
- Practice Nursing School (Required)
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.
Current UPHS employees must apply HERE