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.
1. Assists physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and registered nurses with examinations, treatments, special tests, and procedures
2. Reviews patient charts, checks patients in, obtains and records patients' weight, blood pressure, urine samples, blood samples, and medical history, and assesses reasons for patient visits
3. Records and reports observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in the patients' conditions
4. Administers medications; applies sterile dressings
5. Maintains and stocks inventory of office and/or clinical supplies, as appropriate to the position
6. Educates patients regarding health-related issues.
7. Prepares laboratory specimens for delivery and receives results for processing in the patient’s medical record
8. Responds to patient emergencies
9. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods
10. Administers specified medication, orally, subcutaneous or via inter-muscular injection, noting time and amount on patients' charts
11. Schedule follow up appointments, consults, tests as needed
12. Performs other related duties deemed necessary by the Site Supervisor/Coordinator
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: