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Highland Hospital
Charleston, WV

LPN | Highland Hospital | Charleston, West Virginia
Job Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of a qualified professional nurse. Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care, within the objectives, standards, and policies of the department and within the parameters of the licensing board. Communicates and works collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team i.e., medical staff, administration, clinicians, dietitians, and milieu personnel. Takes reasonable care and precautions to ensure high patient safety standards and a therapeutic environment exist.
Job Duties:

  • Provides direct and individualized nursing care to an assigned group of patients under the supervision of a registered professional nurse, while always maintaining the assurance of patient safety and following unit and hospital policies and procedures. Complies with all company safety policies and practices.
  • Assists in relevant health and psychiatric teaching for patient and family. Serves as a role model for patients and peers.
  • Shares responsibility for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care plans and nursing care.
  • Effectively communicates with the medical staff, receives verbal/written orders, and takes care to minimize abbreviation or other errors. Participates in team conferences, sharing knowledge, information, and ideas among team members.
  • Prepares, administers, controls and accurately records medications in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed practical nurse, with thorough documentation regarding administration effect and/or adverse effects.
  • Observes, documents, and communicates with/reports to the R.N. in charge any clinical, physical, unit or personnel, or other issues which could alter patient care. Reports status changes and concerns to registered nurses and doctors. Communicates with all departments as needed to assure total quality patient care is delivered.
  • Consults, follows, and documents with sufficient detail nursing care according to facility policy and procedures. Records patient symptoms, responses, and progress concisely, accurately, and completely.
  • Safely and accurately performs vital signs, electrocardiograms, phlebotomy/labs, and diabetic/glucose monitoring. Interprets results and takes appropriate nursing action.
  • Provides coverage in emergency services as needed.
  • Graduation from an approved Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
  • One or more years' nursing experience within clinical area of service provided by facility preferred.

Why Highland Hospital?Highland Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit plan and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a resume. Highland Hospital is an EOE.Veterans and military spouses are highly encouraged to apply. Summit BHC is dedicated to serving Veterans with specialized programming at our treatment centers across the country. We recognize and value the unique strengths of the military community in supporting our mission to serve those who have served.

Job Type: Full-time

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Company overview

51 to 200 Employees
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$5 to $25 million (USD)

Highland Hospital ratings

  • 59 %
    Recommend to a friend
  • 52 %
    Approve of CEO
  • David M. McWatters III
    18 Ratings
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Highland Hospital reviews by licensed practical nurse

  • "Not enough but they pay you." (in 8 reviews)
  • "great management, opportunity to change modalities, great benefits." (in 7 reviews)
  • "Great coworkers, flexible schedule, extra pay for holidays" (in 5 reviews)
  • "Prioritizes teaching and career development" (in 2 reviews)
  • "Low pay, limited CME money" (in 8 reviews)
  • "Understaffed in many departments, limited nearby parking, different policies and benefits than other hospitals in the URMC system" (in 7 reviews)
  • "Lacks diversity." (in 2 reviews)

Highland Hospital benefits

3 Ratings

Employee benefit reviews

  • Aug 24, 2022
    Current Any Position in Charleston, WV, West Virginia

    Highland is the worst place to work. You can't receive any days off even for family emergency only if you have Covid can you get that necessary time off.

  • May 6, 2022
    Former Employee in Charleston, WV, West Virginia

    Horrible benefits. Very costly. Better off going thru the healthcare marketplace.

  • Dec 27, 2021
    Former Intake Counselor in Charleston, WV, West Virginia

    PRN staff do not receive any benefits.

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