LPN - Dayshifts - Operating Room
Posted on: October 11, 2021
UPMC Altoona is hiring a Licensed Practical
Nurse (recent graduate or experienced!) to help support our
Operating Room! This is a full-time position, dayshift
position (6:45am – 3:15pm), which includes our competitive Total
Rewards benefits package! Click link at bottom of job posting
for more info regarding Total Rewards.
Join our team to grow in your OR
This position is eligible for a generous sign-on
Sign-On Bonus Details (Full Time or
Flex Full Time status)
- $15,000 sign-on bonus available for nurses with
over two years of experience
- $10,000 sign-on bonus available for Graduate
Nurses and nurses with less than two years of
you are eligible for the $10,000 sign-on bonus, then you may be
eligible to receive an additional $5,000 student loan repayment
This position includes approximately 6-8 days
per month of on call with a 30 minute response time to the
hospital. On call pay is provided!
Purpose: Functions as a member
of the nursing team in providing direct patient care and other
related activities in accordance with level of education.
Responsible to the registered nurse for the environmental and
physical management of patients to which assigned and for factual
observation and the reporting and recording of same. Administers
oral and intravenous medication when assigned by registered nurse
- Prepares patients for meals and nourishment;
serves and collects trays; feeds or assists with feedings as
directed, including tube feedings; provides fresh water and between
- Performs other assigned work such as cleaning
utility room cupboards; collecting and bagging soiled linen;
cleaning, sterilizing, and storing instruments and
- Assists patients with toileting; collects and
labels specimens for examination. Assists patients in and out of
bed in turning, lifting, positioning, and ambulating.
- Understands the special needs of patients with
co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse), and
utilizes appropriate assessment and intervention
- Observes, reports, and documents all unusual
symptoms, condition changes, and care delivered as directed
according to the unit policies.
- Provides for recreational and/or diversional
activities for patients as directed.
- Assists in the direct care of patients as
assigned. Responds effectively in emergency situations
- Adheres to universal precautions.Complies with
established occupational exposure policies.
- Utilizes restraints and protective mechanisms as
directed when necessary and completes appropriate
assigned medication administration:a.Handles and stores medications
following established procedures.b. Cleans and cares for medication
cart and supplies.c.Keeps team leader informed of problems,
observa-tions, and reactions involving medication
administration.d.Prepares and administers oral, intravenous,
intra-muscular, subcutaneous, rectal, vaginal, topical, and ocular
medications as ordered by a licensed physician or dentist under the
direct supervision and responsi-bility of a registered
nurse.e.Demonstrates knowledge of medications and IV therapy
administration according to policy.f.Count narcotic drug at end of
shift with registered nurse and/or licensed practical
nurse.g.Administers PRN medications following assessment by
registered nurse.h.Follows procedure accurately for recording all
data involving medication administration.i.Follows Standards of
Practice for use of Pyxis System.
- Answers nurse call system and responds
appropriately in a timely manner.
- Escorts patients to and from designated
departments or divisions.
- Maintains patient's room and its equipment in an
orderly fashion; terminal cleaning of patient unit and equipment in
the absence of the environmental service aides.
- Assists the registered nurse in the admission of
patients and orients patients to their surroundings as directed.
Transfers patients and assists registered nurse in discharging
patients, as directed. Admits, orients, and transfers patient
according to established policies. Assists other members of the
health care team as directed.
for patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort;
adheres to instructions from registered nurse and established
treatment as assigned by team leader/charge nurse such as
catheterizations, catheter irrigations and care; oral, tracheal,
and nasal suctioning; enemas; dressing changes; perineal care;
etc., in accordance with level of training. Assists with other
procedures as directed.
and Formal Training Required:
- Must have a temporary permit or a
valid license as a practical nurse in the State of
- Must successfully pass the Altoona
Hospital pharmacology challenge exam.
- Must maintain CPR
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- CPR required based on AHA standards
that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component
within 30 days of hire
- Must complete licensure examination
within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation,
whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for
one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of
permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which
time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GPNs take the
licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they
will be terminated or demoted from the GPN position, at the
discretion of the BU.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) OR
Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)
- Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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