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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Lansing, MI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Opportunity Job ID: 29018 Positions Location: Lansing, MI   Job Description General Purpose of Job:   The Description:

Positions Location: Lansing, MI


Job Description

General Purpose of Job:  

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides basic nursing services for the care and treatment of patients under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The LPN observes, reports, and implements individual patient care based on standards of care.

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.


  • Observe patient condition and initiate appropriate nursing and/or medical care in collaboration with an RN.
  • Provides basic care and tasks as directed by an RN.
  • Performs specific patient procedures and treatments according to Hospital policies.
  • Documents care given and patient response in patient record.
  • Cleans and maintains equipment and environment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of appropriate equipment and supplies to provide quality patient care.
  • Communicates significant information and changes in patient condition to the RN.
  • Actively participates as a team member.  Constructively addresses patient and team issues to insure quality patient care and a collaborative work environment.
  • In collaboration with the RN, observes patient condition and initiates appropriate nursing care according to evidence-based policies and guidelines.
  • Implements the nursing plan of care as delegated by the RN.
  • Participates in patient/family teaching as delegated by the RN.
  • Administers medications, performs diagnostic procedures and treatments according to evidence-based policies and procedures.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in nursing and provides evidence of clinical competency.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of departmental and hospital performance improvement programs.
Job Requirements General Requirements\u2022 Current Michigan license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. \u2022 Basic life support (BLS) within 60 days of hire Work Experience\u2022 Acute care patient care experience preferred \u2022 Homecare experience preferred Specialized Knowledge and Skills\u2022 Computer literate. \u2022 Interpersonal skills for effective communication. \u2022 Excellent attendance \u2022 Assumes responsibility for ongoing education and completion of mandatory requirements.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Family Registered Nurses/Nursing Leadership Requirements: Shift Days Degree Type / Education Level High School / GED Status Full-time Facility Sparrow Home Care Experience Level New Grad

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