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Providence Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Labor And Delivery in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Licensed Practical Nurse (0.6 FTE, Night Shift) to work in Labor And Delivery at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

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The Licensed Practical Nurse provides practical nursing functions, bedside care, respiratory care, phlebotomy, and patient teaching in a fast paced episodic setting requiring the ability to prioritize and organize multiple priorities. This work is done under the supervision and direction of a RN.

In this position you will:

  • Support the RN role of triage:

  • Respond to the triage to assist with patient management.

  • Prepare for and scrub Cesarean Sections, urgent, emergent and scheduled, according to operating room standards and unit routines.

  • Respond to the newborn requiring resuscitation per NRP guidelines.

  • Alert the charge nurse when triage category needs to be determined, or when initial assessment needs to be completed/co-signed.

  • Demonstrate responsibility for ongoing patient assessment:

  • Within the framework of established plans of care/clinical pathways determines the extent and frequency of assessment.

  • Independently, collect and document routine assessment data used to modify and adjust plans of care.

  • With RN, collect and document complex assessment data used to modify and adjust plans of care.

  • Communicate relevant assessment data to RN, other caregivers, patients and family members.

  • Seek guidance from RN for assessment and reassessment issues.

  • Coordinate and provide nursing care AND collaborates with RN and Physicians to provide care.

  • Use RN direction, and established standards (PSPH, AHA) to provide bedside care.

  • Assure evaluation of the care provided and provides routine discharge teaching:

  • Incorporate knowledge of growth and development into care.

  • Evaluate discharge plan of care using independent nursing judgment and discusses barriers or appropriateness of plan with RN and MD/CNM.

  • Provide accurate discharge teaching appropriate to the diagnosis and the MD/CNM established plan. Includes care givers, families and significant others as appropriate.

  • Provide accurate referral to community resources.

  • Accept delegated tasks AND respond to supervision with a positive and collaborative attitude:

  • Assume responsibility for patient assignment.

  • Organize care based on assessment, patient’s request, family needs and the uniqueness of the situation, patient’s age and the priorities in the unit.

  • In emergent situations, uses independent judgment to initiate CPR/NRP, accesses MD or RN assistance and/or other services (respiratory, IV therapy etc.).

  • Provide independent nursing care to routine patients requiring assessment/reassessment, medications, evaluation of interventions and application of knowledge related to developmental/physiological differences through the age continuum.

  • Accept delegated tasks/care AND provide RN with clear limits of personal skill.

  • Solicit direct supervision when tasks are at the limit of personal skill.

  • Participate collaboratively when redistribution of tasks is required.

  • Maintain a positive clinical and professional presence:

  • Serve as a coach and teacher for new employees.

  • Act as an advocate for family and patient needs through out the visit.

  • Demonstrate initiative to promote a healthy work environment through: behaviors consistent with core values, meeting established human resources policies, and communication congruent with a work environment.

  • Act as a member of a team in situation such as: STAT C/S, disaster preparedness, employee injury care.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Washington State Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) certified

  • Participation in Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Program

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173- acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: LPN/LVN

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 356221