Are there jobs for lpns in ak?

  1. Hi,
    I'm graduating in December and plan to move to Alaska after I take the NCLEX and work 3 months in TN. I am just wondering if there are jobs for newer LPN grads in Alaska. I've Checked INDEED and there doesn't seem to be many, just home health type jobs. I would really enjoy working in a clinic type setting. I'm wondering if the job posting just are not advertised and you have to go to certain websites.

    Where at in Alaska do you think LPN's would have the best of luck?

    I plan on getting my RN as soon as possible, maybe this wouldn't be a bad idea before moving?

    Thanks in advance for the help! You guys are awesome.
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  3. by   FutureNurseStone
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    Bartlett Regional Hospital

    Bartlett Regional Hospital, AK, US

    • Posted 8 days ago2017-01-242017-03-03


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    Job description

    Position Title

    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

    Department(s)

    Rainforest Recovery Center (RRC)

    Reports to

    Lead LPN

    Population Served

    Patients, families, visitors and volunteers, co-workers and physicians and outside vendors and other agencies.

    CARE Values

    C ourtesy– We act in a positive, professional and considerate manner, recognizing the impact of our actions on the care of our patients and the creation of a supportive work environment.

    A ccountability– We take responsibility for our actions and their collective outcomes; working as an effective, committed and cooperative team.

    R espect– We treat everyone with fairness and dignity by honoring diversity and promoting an atmosphere of trust and cooperation. We listen to others, valuing their skills, ideas and opinions.

    E xcellence– We choose to do our best and work with a commitment to continuous improvement. We provide high quality, professional healthcare to meet the changing needs of our community and region.

    Position Summary

    Under supervision of the Lead LPN, provides nursing services which includes: observing, reporting and documenting patient condition; performing supportive, technical, and therapeutic nursing tasks; preparing, administering and recording oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications. Participates in other hospital committees and teams as appropriate. Perform other duties as assigned. The LPN provides direct patient care as needed.

    Essential Functions(included But Are Not Limited To The Following)

    NURSING OBSERVATIONS

    • MAKES APPROPRIATE NURSING OBSERVATIONS


    • Nursing observations are based upon scientific knowledge and are pertinent to patient's disease/condition.
    • Follows instructions of team leader in regard to nursing observation.
    • Contributes to the development of the NCP by accurately collecting and reporting data.
    • Observes changes in patient condition and reports to appropriate health team member.
    • Considers child/elder abuse & domestic violence when performing nursing observations


    • DOCUMENTATION IS ACCURATE AND CONCISE


    • Documents all pertinent observations and care provided.
    • Uses only approved hospital abbreviations.
    • Documentation is consistently free of errors, omissions, and inconsistencies.
    • Documentation is completed within the accepted time frames.

    PATIENT CARE

    • PROVIDES QUALITY CARE TO ASSIGNED PATIENTS


    • Care is consistent with Unit/ Departmental/Hospital Policies
    • Provides care consistent with Nursing Care Plan.
    • Follows instructions of Team Leader/CAM in providing patient care.
    • Able to adapt workload to unexpected changes in patient status & emergencies.
    • Able to operate patient care equipment used on assigned Unit.
    • Completes patient care assignments in a timely manner.
    • Offers assistance to other team members as needed, to provide patient care and complete assignments.
    • Asks for assistance when needed.
    • Prioritizes patient care activities.


    • PERFORMS APPROPRIATELY IN EMERGENCY OR LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS


    • Recognizes changes in patient condition that require immediate intervention, takes necessary immediate action and summons assistance.
    • Offers assistance when patient care emergencies arise on the Unit.
    • Remains calm & responds in an organized fashion throughout emergency.
    • Maintains CPR certification.


    • PROVIDES A SAFE, CLEAN ENVIRONMENT FOR PATIENT CARE


    • Consistently orients patients to the environment (use of call lights, telephone, side rails, bedside stand, emergency calls, and smoking policy).
    • Maintains a clean, uncluttered patient room.
    • Reports unsafe conditions to appropriate health team members.
    • Follows Infection Control Policies and Procedures.
    • Reports & documents errors, incidents to Nurse Manager according to Policy and Procedure.


    • PRACTICES COST CONTAINMENT


    • Accurately completes patient charge documents.
    • Provides care in a timely manner to avoid increase in patient LOS.
    • Utilizes supplies in an efficient manner & for designated purposes.
    • Overtime usage is justified.
    • Obtains supervisory approval for overtime.

    II. ADMINISTERS PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS AND TREATMENTS

    • ADMINISTERS MEDICATIONS ACCORDING TO ESTABLISHED UNIT/DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES
    • Demonstrates knowledge of pharmacology of all drugs s/he is responsible for administering.
    • Utilizes appropriate resources for clarification of medication administration and interactions.
    • Demonstrates knowledge re: calculation of pediatric doses/special considerations for the elderly.
    • Accurately administers medications to patients.
    • Accurately charts all medications administered in accordance with Departmental Policies and Procedures.
    • Handles & administers Class II drugs according to Policy and Procedure.


    • ADMINISTERS PRESCRIBED TREATMENTS ACCORDING TO POLICIES AND PROCEDURES


    • Has mastered and maintains skills in administering treatments listed in LPN orientation contract.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and application of aseptic technique.
    • Administers treatments according to Policy and Procedure.
    • Reports patient response to administered treatments.
    • Accurately documents the administration of treatments.
    • Explains treatments to patient/family.

    Iii.follows Unit/Departmental/Hospital Policies And Procedures In The Following Areas

    • ATTENDANCE/PUNCTUALITY
    • Demonstrates reliable work attendance.
    • Consistently arrives ready to work at appointed times.
    • Consistently notifies Nurse Manager of illness within the appropriate time frames.
    • Consistently complies with break and meal schedules.
    • Accepts a fair share of unscheduled work when warranted by increased patient workload.


    • CONFIDENTIALITY/ETHICS


    • Protects patient privacy when providing care.
    • Protects information of a confidential nature.
    • Offers physical and psychosocial support for patient/family in crisis.
    • Considers patient's values, lifestyle, and/or spiritual needs.
    • Demonstrates knowledge re: Patients’ Rights/Responsibilities.
    • Reports situations requiring a patient advocate and/or an Ethics Committee Consultation.


    • GUEST/EMPLOYEE RELATIONS/APPEARANCE


    • Interacts courteously with patient/family/visitors, including explaining role.
    • Participates in identification of problems on Unit and contributes to group problem solving.
    • Utilizes appropriate channels of communication for conflict resolution.
    • Promotes harmonious relation­ships and favorable attitudes among health­care team.
    • Gives and accepts feedback in a constructive manner.
    • Attends 75% of scheduled Unit meetings.
    • Wears appropriate, clean attire and maintains good personal hygiene.
    • Attire does not interfere with the safe delivery of care.


    • SAFETY


    • Knows location and use of emergency equipment (fire alarms, extinguishers, oxygen shut-off valves, etc.)
    • Knows correct procedure to report a fire or emergency.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of External Disaster Plan.
    • Maintains on file a current emergency phone contact for use in Disasters.
    • Participates in emergency drills.
    • Identifies and reports any unsafe conditions in a timely manner.
    • Contributes to Unit's tidiness and readiness for emergency response.


    • CONTINUING EDUCATION


    • Responds positively when learning needs are identified.
    • Attends mandatory In-service programs.
    • Non-mandatory In-service programs reflect Unit specialty.
    • Achieves 15 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years.
    • Participates in self-evaluation.
    • Establishes and achieves profes­sional learning goals.

    Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Required

    • Ability to use accurate, clear and concise oral and written communication
    • Ability to maintain effective working relationships
    • Ability to explain procedures and requirements to the public and employees
    • Ability to critically think and analyze and communicate findings
    • Ability to work independently and perform assignments with minimal direction
    • Ability to operate a variety of automated office equipment such as personal computers, copy machines, calculators, fax machine, multi-line telephone systems, etc.

    Professional Requirements

    • Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean
    • Completes annual educational requirements
    • Wears identification while on duty
    • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the facility

    Minimum Requirements(the following are minimal qualification necessary for entry into this classification)

    Education:Graduate of an accredited school of practical/vocational nursing.

    Experience(s):One (1) year experience in administration of medications in an inpatient setting. Documented competency in IV skills. Documentation of passing a Pharmacology Course. Computer experience preferred . Proven competency in specialty area.

    License(s):Current State of Alaska licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

    Certification(s):BLS for Healthcare Providerwithin 60 days of hire. Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) & Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT) trainingwithin 90 days of hire.

    Physical

    Complies with state and federal laws for employee health requirements, such as TB testing and other requirements (see Employee Health Policy for specific requirements).

    Requires good general health. Moderate to occasional heavy lifting. Extensive standing, walking and handling of patients, equipment and supplies. Shift work including weekends and holidays. Overtime may be required. Physical and emotional stress associated in dealing with the varied physio/ psychosocial needs of patients.

    For specific physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion environment, see attached Description of Physical Demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the positions.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
  5. by   FutureNurseStone
    Sorry for so many post but you have one life to live. The hard part is done you're educated , soon to be licensed, and moving to state with a known shortage. I'm not sure what part you're going to but you will be fine.

    Try to contact travel nurse agencies as well. I know they generally want 1 years experience but again not many nurses in Alaska.

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