We are a New Orleans-based, non-profit health system on a mission: to provide the best possible care for every person and parish in Louisiana and beyond, and to put a little more heart and soul into healthcare along the way. And that means we do things a little differently around here.
Treating people like family is the LCMC Health way, and it always has been. Founded by Louisiana's first freestanding children's hospital, we have grown into a healthcare system that is built to serve the unique needs of our communities and families.
Today, we offer six hospital locations: Children's Hospital New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, and West Jefferson Medical Center. We also offer a network of urgent care centers across the greater New Orleans area. With over 2,800 physicians specializing in everything from head to toe, our community can count on us to provide the right care, right where they need it.
University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a nearly 300-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow's cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.
We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care. We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier.
Why a Great Place to Work:
You’re more than your job. Everyone is. And that’s what makes you great at your job—all the little extras you bring to work every day, the things that make you you. At LCMC Health we value those things about you, because we know that all those little extras add up to extraordinary. And we’ve built a culture that supports and celebrates the extraordinary. You’ll see it when you come to work here, in the spirit of our places and the faces of our people. And every patient we heal, every family we comfort, every life we improve is the outcome of countless little extras adding up to an extraordinary result. Join LCMC Health, and you’ll find that our everyday makes it easy to live your extraordinary.
The LPN Acute Care provides patient care to an assigned group of patients according to the multidisciplinary plan of care. Works with the patients under the direction of an RN. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to acutely ill patients with cardiac, medical, surgical and post critical care needs. Typical direct care patients include those who are at minimal-to-moderate risk and to a large extent care is routine, standardized and outcomes are predictable.
Facilitates and maintains a safe environment for patients and others:
Utilizes the nursing process to deliver patient care:
Establishes and/or revises priority for patient care activities based on acuity of needs, resource availability, patient preference and other departmental needs.
Demonstrates problem recognition and management in response to data indicating potential risk to individual's health, initiates action to correct, reduce or prevent the risk.
Gives a rationale for actions or decisions based on scientific principles, successful experience, intuition and/or standards of practice.
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to identify actions to improve patient care:
Seeks supervision, consultation and assistance when unable to perform effectively or independently.
Uses interpersonal-communication strategies with individuals that are intended to achieve desirable and acceptable outcomes and a perception of satisfaction by those involved.
Uses internal and/or external resources to resolve and prevent problems that cannot be managed independently.
Facilitates continuity of care:
Initiates and/or maintains interventions to assure continuity of safe and effective care of patients including medication management and patient education.
Complies with established hospital, departmental and personnel policies.
Maintains documentation consistent with established guidelines.
Delegates safely and appropriately to other teams' members to accomplish direct patient care. Support activities based on acuity and complexity of activity, competency of recipient, ability to supervise and scope of practice.
The above job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. LCMC Health reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
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This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. LCMC Health reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
LCMC Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Application for Employment
It is the policy of all member hospitals and facilities of the LCMC Health System (Louisiana Children’s Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Touro Infirmary, University Medical Center New Orleans, New Orleans East Hospital, and West Jefferson Medical Center as well as its centers of health care and physician services, East Jefferson General Hospital, Woldenberg Village, Crescent City Physician Inc., and New Orleans Physician Services) to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected status in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant may qualify.
Instructions to Applicant
1. You must fully and accurately complete the Application for employment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. LCMC Health and its members may use the information given in the application to investigate the applicant's previous employment and background.
2. The Application for Employment will be considered inactive after 180 days. If you wish to be considered after that time, you must complete a new Application for Employment.
3. If you are hired, proof of citizenship or immigration status will be required to verify your lawful right to work in the United States.