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LPN Progressive Care Unit

Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Sun City, ArizonaDepartment Name: PCU-2N-HospWork Shift: DayJob Category:Clinical Care$5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS with 1 year commitment and $10,000 SIGN-ON BONUS with 2 year commitment! Great careers start with great training. Nurses at Banner Health enjoy some of the best on-the-job-training in the industry. We care about you, your nursing career today and your future. Apply today and build your career.The Neuro PCU team on 2N at Banner Boswell has two units dedicated to our Neuro patients including stroke, EEG, seizure, etc. This team is the only dedicated Neuro team within the facility. One of our units utilizes video EEG monitoring for elective patients to admit for testing for seizure history. This is managed jointly with the Neuro team and one of our neurologists. This unit is home to several Daisy award recipients for their excellent care and dedication to the nursing profession. Our team cares for patients on one of the newest nursing units recently finished in summer of 2016 with all private spacious roomsYou will work in a fun place with a strong, cohesive team that are close, and who work together to impact their own environment. The patient ratios, teamwork mindset and gorgeous unit are key to joining our unit. This is achieved through our shared leadership team who meets monthly. Candidates choose this unit because of the people and leadership. There is a strong one team message that is held to a high expectation. The Progressive Care Unit at Banner Boswell Medical Center is currently seeking experienced PCU Nurses, but at this time we are accepting application for those that have Telemetry, ICU, Home Health, Skilled Nursing, Medical/Surgical or any other acute or critical care background. This is a full-time day shift, working 3-12 hour shifts per week, 7:00am to 7:30pm, with rotating weekends/holidays. Enjoy an 18%-night shift differential when applicable and a flat rate $3/hour weekend shift differential. Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefits to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life. Since 1970, Banner Boswell Medical Center has provided exceptional care to the people in the northwest area of metropolitan Phoenix. Today, our 501-bed acute-care hospital is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals and offers a full range of acute care services, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurology, surgery, rehabilitation, emergency, stroke, intensive care, pulmonary, urology, wound management and sleep disorders. We've earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. We're also in the nation's top five percent for preventing mortality and complications.POSITION SUMMARYThis position provides nursing care under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse and/or licensed physician, and is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under his or her direction. This position observes, contributes to the plan of care, implements, reports and documents patient care in accordance with department policies, standard of care and state scope of practice. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills necessary to contribute to the assessment of data and to plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the physical and developmental age of assigned patients.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Observes, compiles and reports the patient s physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs. Reviews available information obtained by health care team members.2. Contributes to plan of care under direction of registered nurse, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team input. Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the plan of care. Plans care in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team. Reviews plan of care to reflect changing patient needs and provides input for updates as needed.3. Implements care based on delegated interventions identified in care plan and medical orders, within scope of practice. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. May delegate and provide supervision in the provision of care to non-licensed personnel, in accordance with state scope of practice. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.4. Reports condition of patient, including signs and symptoms which may be indicative of change in the patient s condition to the registered nurse and/or physician. Observes and reports patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members. Observes and reports patient s response and the effectiveness of patient teaching.5. Documents observation, implementation and data in the patient record. Documentation reflects objective/subjective data, nursing interventions and patient s response to treatment. Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.6. May plan, organize, develop and coordinate the completion of documentation and the input of patient assessment data as required by federal regulation. Maintains, updates and revises required documentation according to patient changes in condition, as regulated by federal and/or state guidelines. Effectively communicates and coordinates with members of the interdisciplinary team regarding appropriate functional/care level and transition to another level. Performs audits related to the reimbursement documentation and the quality management process. Reviews audit results and presents summary information for management utilization and review.7. May coordinate the admission process including new resident evaluations. Provides verbal and written communication to residents, families and referrals sources regarding the process for admission to the center. Facilitates problem solving with residents, families, referral sources, insurance companies and clinical staff.8. This position works under supervision, prioritizing data from multiple sources to provide quality care and support to the patient and family. Incumbents work in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment with a strong focus on customer service. Interacts with staff at all levels throughout the facility, as well as patients, families and physicians.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMust possess a current, valid LPN or LVN license in state of practice, temporary LPN or LVN license in state of practice, or compact LPN or LVN licensure for current state of practice. BLS certification is required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice. Completion of a state approved IV therapy program may be required in certain facilities and/or departments in accordance with state scope of practice, regulatory requirements or facility/ department policy.Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a LPN or LVN in the specialty area. Employees working for Banner Home Care/Hospice or Boswell Skilled Nursing Facility must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExperience in designated clinical area is preferred.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Sun City , LPN Progressive Care Unit, Healthcare , Sun City, Arizona

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