ChristianaCare is currently seeking a LPN to work in our Discharge Lounge located at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. In this highly visible role, the selected individual will be responsible for assisting with the discharge of patients and partnering with our providers to ensure a safe handoff to their caregivers. This is an opportunity to be involved in the frontline care continuum to ensure a safe handoff to the community.
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Facilitate patient movement at discharge to allow admissions and transfers to take place as we serve our acutely ill patient community, this involves physically bringing patients to a discharge lounge where the discharged patient will wait for their transportation home.
Utilizes technology to communicate to patient care units and monitor discharge flow throughout the hospital.
Primary responsibility will be to retrieve patients from discharging units and bring them to Discharge Lounge and provide minimal care for patients, if needed.
Reiterate discharge instructions, if needed.
Adapts communication style to persons representing diverse personal, professional, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
High school graduate or equivalent required. Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing required.
Continuing of education to obtain RN and BSN degree through a scholarship agreement. (condition of employment).
Two years' of experience working as an LPN in an acute care/hospital or rehab facility required.
Hours: The hours for this position are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. or 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and will vary at times based on volume.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.