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LPN New Grad – Transition to Practice – Med/Surg/Telemetry – Kenner – Full Time

Ochsner Health

This is a Contract position in Kenner, LA posted May 1, 2021.

Ochsner’s Transition-to-Practice (TTP) program is designed to move the new graduates clinical think skills toward clinical reasoning. This is done through an innovative program based on current evidence and is designed to support the new nurse through in-person and virtual interaction. The program prepares the new graduate with skills and reflective discussions that will move the new nurse into their chosen profession.TTP’s innovative program curriculum will start with 4 in-person onboarding classes that will not only have clinical reasoning interactive in-person case scenarios but will have a RN guide you on how to chart the patient’s case in our electronic system; hands on “charting link a nurse”. Subsequently you will have 3 weekly in-person clinical reason sessions followed by a virtual debrief session to discuss real patient situations and clinical wins from your unit. Our program mentors are with you to support you at every step! We will help you celebrate wins and overcome any challenges as you Transition to Practice!

Education

Required – High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience
Required – Experience working with and maintaining confidential information and working in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

Certifications

Required – Current LPN License in the state of practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association

Preferred – IV Therapy Credentials

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Good time management skills and self directed

  • Demonstrates Good Judgement

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Delegation skills

Job Duties

  • Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the delivery of patient care through data gathering, planning and evaluation.

  • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served.

  • Communicates effectively and professionally with all patients, guests, family members and co-workers to ensure a quality patient experience.

  • Adapts to rapid change in a positive manner throughout the day as needs of the unit / department change.

  • Manages personal professional development and maintains required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials.

  • Other related duties as required. 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
 

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:  Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

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