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Licensed Practical Nurse

University Medical Center Of Southern Nevada

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted April 18, 2021.

Position Summary ***PER DIEM OPENING*** **Position Summary:** Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, applies the nursing process to deliver basic, safe, therapeutic care and administering medications for individuals or groups of patients. May provide patient care in a specialty area but not limited to: medical/surgical, labor and delivery, PEDS, and the emergency room. May work with high risk patients. **__**This Per-Diem posting is for the following location(s)***__** **- Wellness Center****: **701 Shadow Lane, Ste 200, Las Vegas NV 89106 Job Requirement **Education/Experience:** Equivalent to graduation from high school and one (1) year of clinical experience as a LPN. **Licensing/Certification Requirements:** Current License by the Nevada State Board of Nursing to Practice as a Practical Nurse, and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements **_PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO DOCUMENT THE FOLLOWING: _** * **A Minimum of one (1) year recent (within the last (3) three years) experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse in an Ambulatory setting; ** * **Recent HIV experience and Hepatitis in an outpatient setting; ** * **Previous documented Pediatric experience;** * **Bilingual (Spanish-speaking).** Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements **Knowledge of:** Basic life support; nursing process (implementation and coordination of patient care); patient standards of care; disease process; medical terminology; human anatomy; basics of pharmacology and medication administration; Proper techniques for dressing wounds, removing sutures and staples, etc; Aseptic techniques; Nurse practice act; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices. **Skill in:** Proper medication administration (except epidural and intravenous route); delivery of patient care; performing basic life support; maintaining sterile technique; using equipment associated with specialty area and the nursing process; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment. **Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:** Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, including stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, and strength to examine and treat varied patients, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification. *Salary:* $31.95 Hourly *Location:* Las Vegas, NV *Job Type:* Full Time *Department:* WELLNESS CENTER – 7263 *Job Number:* 20-71909 *Closing:* 4/22/2021 5:00 PM Pacific *Agency:* University Medical Center of Southern Nevada *Address:* University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, 89102 *Website:*