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Acute Rehab Unit Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Bon Secours
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Job Description:

With a legacy that spans over 150 years, Bon Secours is a network that is dedicated to providing excellent care through exceptional people. At every level, everyone on our teams have embraced the call to provide compassionate care. Here, you can work with others who share common values, and use your skills to help extend care to all of our communities.

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and under the supervision of the professional Registered Nurse, the LPN Inpatient Rehabilitation provides skilled nursing care and administers medications to patients. The LPN Inpatient Rehabilitation possesses the specialized knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide care for people with physical disability and chronic illness.

Essential Job Functions

--- Under the direction of a Licensed Professional (e.g., Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, or Registered Nurse), participates in the nursing process to include assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient's plan of care accurately and in a timely manner while collaborating with other nurses and members of the healthcare team.

--- Gives direct nursing care and assists with care of the patient at the direction of a Registered Nurse, Licensed Physician, Physician Assistant, or Advanced Practice Nurse.

--- Contributes to the plan of care with input from patient/family and other members of the healthcare team.

--- Reinforces the teaching done by other members of the rehabilitation team and other healthcare disciplines and provides resource materials for patients and families.

--- Fosters independence in patients and families for self-care skills, self-management, decision making, and goal development.

--- Collects and documents objective data, subjective data, and patient care including focused observations such as pain, pain relief, results of treatments, updates to plan of care, implementation, and evaluation of care following unit specific and hospital charting guidelines.

--- Implements therapeutic patient care in a safe, knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.

--- Administers ordered medications and treatments, such as wound dressing changes and asthma treatment, prescribed by a Licensed Physician, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner using appropriate medical equipment as needed.

--- Performs phlebotomy services.

--- Contributes to the evaluation of the patient's response to nursing interventions, involving the patient, family, significant others, or other members of the health care team appropriately; documents and communicates patient's responses to appropriate members of the healthcare team.

--- Evaluates effectiveness of patient care and the processes for achieving positive patient outcomes.

--- Demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of a diverse patient population.

--- Adheres to the safety policies and procedures of the organization. Recognizes and reports potential safety issues.

--- Delegates delegable nursing tasks in accordance with the local State Board of Nursing Administrative Code.

--- Accepts accountability and responsibility for delivery of care for optimal patient outcomes.

--- Complies with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policies.

--- Practices infection control procedures.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. Pharmacy Technicians may practice at the top of their respective State Licensing Board Regulations.


Current LPN license in state they are working or covered by compact (required)

BLS Basic Life Support- American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)

LPN MEDS-IV (preferred)


Work Experience

1 year of clinical patient care experience (e.g. PCT, LPN, CNA) in an acute care setting, long-term care facility, or physician practice (preferred)

1 year of experience in an acute rehabilitation facility (preferred)





Patient Population

Pediatrics (1-12 years) (Lourdes)

Adolescents (13-17 years) (Lourdes, Cincinnati)

Adults (18-64 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse

May be required to use physical restraints

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*

May have periods of constant interruptions

*Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%

Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%

Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%

Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%

Stoop/Kneel 1-33%

Crawling 1-33%

Climbing 1-33%

Balance 1-33%

Bending 34-66%

Sitting 1-33%

Walking 67-100%

Standing 67-100%

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Perform shift work

Maneuver weight of patients

Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision

Acuity - far

Acuity - near


Depth perception

Use of latex products

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy


Monitor patient conditions during treatment

Administer medications within scope

Inform healthcare professionals regarding patient conditions and care

Record patient medical histories

Analyze data and information

Attention to detail

Acceptance of authority

Critical thinking

Communication with family members

Verbal and written communication



Conflict resolution

Active listening

Relationship building Time management skills




Patient Care Plans



Identifying patient needs that impact other discipline's patient care

Advocates for highest level of independence after discharge

Provides necessary input regarding transitions of care

Assists patient and family with solving barriers to discharge

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Bon Secours

About Us

As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Bon Secours exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Bon Secours seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

Prescription drug coverage

Flexible spending accounts

Life insurance w/AD&D

Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

Paid time off

Educational Assistance

And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

Keywords: Bon Secours, Portsmouth , Acute Rehab Unit Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Portsmouth, Virginia

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