Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health and Transforming Lives.
The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direct supervision of the Site Supervisor/Coordinator and provides required support for physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. The LPN assists with all duties related to patient care and takes a hands-on approach with regards to administering medication, dressing wounds and general patient care.
- Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care to patient; acquires the history of the patient injury and or progress since last appointment and performs necessary preparation of the patient for the examining provider.
- Collaborates with other members of the team in providing health information and maintenance of the medical record.
- The LPN is responsible for interfacing with patients regarding medical problems pre and post surgery; may collect data on the heath status of the patient, for the identification of health goals.
- In addition, the LPN will provide verbal and written communication to designated employer representatives and perform ancillary testing, including but not limited to urine drug collections, breath alcohol screens, pulmonary function tests, and phlebotomy.
- May need to schedule and register patients and enter necessary data entry for charging purposes and triage phone calls from patients regarding clinical questions and concerns.
- Employment location may dictate position responsibility for implementation of OSHA guidelines and maintaining clinical office supplies.
- High School Diploma or GED (Required)
- Current Practical Nurse license from the State of Pennsylvania
- Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification (CPR)
- Six months to one years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
- Demonstrated ability of obtaining patient history and patient charting
- Knowledge of clinical and/or surgical operations and required documentation
- Skill in performing clinical and medical procedures
- Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures
- Demonstrated ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards
- Ability to safely lift, and physically manipulate patients
- Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements
- Knowledge of appropriate procedures and standards for the administration of medications and patient care aids
- Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment
- Ability to prepare and process laboratory samples using established protocols
- Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress
- Strong patient satisfaction orientation
- Must be able to meet the established specific physical requirements which include reaching, lifting, pulling, bending, stooping, twisting, standing, walking.
- Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects