About the Organization
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives
The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direct supervision of the Site Supervisor/Coordinator and provides required support for physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. The Licensed Practical Nurse assists with all duties related to patient care and takes a hands-on approach with regards to administering medication, dressing wounds and general patient care.
1. Assists physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and registered nurses with examinations, treatments, special tests, and procedures.
2. Reviews patient charts, checks patients in, obtains and records patients' weight, blood pressure, urine samples, blood samples, and medical history, and assesses reasons for patient visits.
3. Records and reports observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in the patients' conditions.
4. Administers medications; applies sterile dressings.
5. Maintains and stocks inventory of office and/or clinical supplies, as appropriate to the position.
6. Educates patients regarding health-related issues.
7. Prepares laboratory specimens for delivery and receives results for processing in the patient’s medical record.
8. Responds to patient emergencies.
9. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
10. Administers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection, and notes time and amount on patients' charts.
11. Schedule follow up appointments, consults, tests as needed.
12. Performs other related duties deemed necessary by the Site Supervisor/Coordinator.
Education and Experience:
- High school degree.
- Accredited LPN Diploma.
- Six months to one years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
- State of Pennsylvania Licensed Practical Nurse.
- Maintains current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification (CPR).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
- Knowledge of clinical and/or surgical operations and documentation.
- Skill in performing clinical and medical procedures.
- Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures.
- Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
- Ability to safely lift, and physically manipulate patients.
- Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
- Knowledge of appropriate procedures and standards for the administration of medications and patient care aids.
- Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment.
- Ability to prepare and process laboratory samples using established protocols.
- Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
- Strong patient satisfaction orientation.
- Individual must be able to meet the established specific physical requirements which include reaching, lifting, pulling, bending, stooping, twisting, standing, walking.
- Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
- Normal clinic environment.