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PALISADES MEDICAL CENTER • North Bergen, New Jersey

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About Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health nurses care for patients and their families at every stage of life, 24 hours a day, at bedsides in 9 community hospitals, 4 academic medical centers, a behavioral health hospital, 2 children's hospitals, 2 rehabilitation hospitals, medical offices, and care facilities across the state.

Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

Hackensack Meridian Health is one of the most recognized health care networks in the country for nursing excellence with 7 Magnet designations. In joining our nursing team, you'll work with collaborative colleagues, who are pushing each other - and patient care - to keep getting better.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Licensed Practical Nurse - Outpatient Dialysis - F/T Days at Hackensack Meridian Health? Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Collaborative
  • Courageous
  • Compassionate
  • Creative
  • Connected

Job Description

  • Requisition # 2024-144688
  • Shift Day
  • Status Full Time with Benefits

Overview

Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

We invite you to listen to a message from our CNO who shares what it's like to be part of Team HMH at Jersey Shore University Medical Center:

Responsibilities

The primary role of the LPN is to provide clinical support, under the direction of the clinical supervisors and/or RN professional to ensure smooth patient flow and physician and patient satisfaction. Serves as a liaison between the patients and the provider. Administers medications and treatments as per RN orders and completes all assigned tasks.

 

A day in the life of a Licensed Practical Nurse at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

 

  • 1.  Follows plan of care as directed by the RN and/or clinical supervisors.Examples may include but are not limited to:
    • Complies with appropriate physician orders.
    • Observes, reports and assists in meeting patient needs as per plan of care.
    • Records vital signs, intake and output other related responsibilities.
    • Supports/reinforces patient teaching and discharge planning.
    • Assists patients with personal hygiene, nutrition and daily activities.
    • Appropriately utilizes and cares for technical equipment and supplies.
    • Assists physicians with medical treatments, exams and surgical procedures appropriate to the unit.
  • Reports timely and accurate changes in the patient's condition, including a change in vital signs and/or blood sugars. Turns in assignment sheet for evaluation.
  • Adapts work schedule to meet the needs of the unit. Ensures adequate staffing needs are met through willingness to float.
  • Appropriately participates in emergent situations. Assists with and reassures patients and families.
  • Assignments are accurately completed with appropriate supervisory counseling.
  • Completes patient related activities within scheduled time periods.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, education, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned service area.
  • Appropriately completes data collection, plan of care and intervention of patient care. Utilizes data information systems appropriately.
  • Clinical practice accurately reflects Code of Ethics, Board of Nursing and the New Jersey Department of Health regulations, JCAHO and institutional policies and procedures and promotes professional ethics/standards.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Current and valid New Jersey Practical Nurse license required
  • Current and valid BLS/CPR Certification by American Heart Association Licenses and Certifications Preferred
  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs.
  • A strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers. 3. Dedication to ongoing education.
  • Fluency in the Spanish language preferred
  • The ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care based on a strong sense of patient focus.
  • Excellent customer service skills

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Our Network

Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Facility

As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.

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Benefits

  • workplace excellence

  • collaborative work environment

  • work-life balance

  • compassionate nursing culture

  • mentoring programs

  • substantial tuition reimbursement

Eric
Gossar
Assistant Nurse Manager, Critical Care Unit
Southern Ocean Medical Center

To be a newer nurse and become an assistant manager of a critical care unit speaks to the opportunities Hackensack Meridian Health can provide. Also, the teamwork and team members I have been exposed to here are second to none."

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