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LPN Grad Nurse Long Term Care FT

Spectrum Health

This is a Full-time position in Grand Rapids, MI posted May 21, 2023.

Kick off your LPN career early by starting as a Graduate Nurse! The Grad Nurse role allows you to jump-start your LPN orientation by practicing in a limited scope until you pass your boards and become a licensed LPN. Once you become licensed, you will transition into the LPN role, receive an increase in pay and sign on bonus!

Job Summary:

The Graduate Nurse plays a key role in the delivery of caring, competent patient care in conjunction with a mentoring Registered Nurse. Will perform assessments in an ongoing and systematic manner, formulate a goal directed plan of care and implement delegated interdependent and independent direct care activities based on skills learning and clinical training, assessment findings and evaluation of any previous interventions. Collaborates with mentoring nurse on the nursing process, supporting documentation and other items as appropriate. It is expected that Graduate Nurses will successfully obtain certification/licensure from the State of Michigan and transition into a Licensed Practical Nurse role within 120 days.

Essential Functions:

  • Administers care to a designated group of patients under direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  • Gives professional nursing care to all patients and their families, by using the delegated, interdependent and independent functions of nursing to maintain the standard of care
  • Utilizes the nursing process as a means to assess for intervention in all levels of care, in analyzing and evaluating the clinical picture of the patient and as a means for using critical thinking skills in active problem solving. Performs assessment in an ongoing and systematic manner formulating a goal directed plan of care, which is prioritized and utilizes nursing diagnosis in partnership with mentoring Registered Nurse
  • Implements delegated interdependent and independent direct care activities skillfully based on skills learning and clinical training, assessment findings and evaluation of any previous interventions. Evaluates the care given using the Plan of Care, revising and deleting problems as needed
  • Identifies patient learning needs through the assessment process and mutually establishes education goals with the patient/family, looking for the teachable moment, and implementing measures to meet these goals.
  • Uses the Plan of Care to guide the documentation of the care delivered, demonstrating any necessary revisions for the individual patient. Documents care given using the nursing process and critical thinking skills
  • Performs efficiently in patient and family emergency situations, following established policies, procedures and protocols. Remain calm, documents events accurately, informs appropriate persons, and seeks ways to decrease risk.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

-High school diploma or equivalent

-Must be in last semester of an approved nursing certification program, successfully graduating by semester’s end.

-Basic Life Support (BLS) required upon hire

-LPN required within 120 days

Primary Location

SITE – Rehab & Nursing Kalamazoo – 4118 Kalamazoo Ave – Grand Rapids

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Spectrum Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors and community. That is why we require a drug-free workplace and various vaccinations as a requirement for employment.

Spectrum Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request assistance in completing the application process by calling 616.486.7447. We are committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.