The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing an excellent customer experience while ensuring patient care is delivered safely, effectively and efficiently. This position is responsible for the collection of patient health data and the safe delivery and documentation of selected acts such as administration of treatments and medications. The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for collecting data either directly or telephonically in a systematic and ongoing manner, which is based on patient response to treatments, medications and changes in condition. The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for the implementation of patient care and patient education, which follows providers orders or falls under the guidance and discretion of a registered nurse, while incorporating knowledge of patient's age and cultural diversity. This position ensures that the care delivered is safe and meets the requirements of the Florida Nurse Practice Act, licensure, regulatory agencies and LMHS policies and procedures. The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for professional communication, patient education and collaboration with other health care team members to ensure the achievement of desired patient outcomes.
Lee Health is the leading provider of health care in Southwest Florida and has served the citizens of Lee County and surrounding communities since 1916. Lee Health consists of four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals and comprehensive health care services in facilities and office locations throughout Southwest Florida. With more than 1 million patient contacts each year, Lee Health is the fourth largest public health system in the United States and one of the largest in Florida. Lee Health is a progressive, financially sound health care provider with over 11,800 employees, 1,300 community physicians and 4,500 volunteers and auxilians.