Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

 

Job Title – Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Qualifications – Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse currently licensed by the Board of Nursing in the state(s) in which practicing patient care. Must have at least one year of hospital staff nursing experience, or equivalent in nursing home or public nursing. Demonstrates excellent physical assessment and communication skills, ability to work well with others, functions well under pressure, and functions well independently. Good physical and mental health.

Reports to – Director of Nursing/Clinical Director

Duties –

Provides comprehensive nursing care through the utilization of the home assessment, nursing diagnosis and care plans.

Performs treatments requiring specialized skills, as ordered by the physician. Provides basic nursing care, changes dressings, irrigations, catheter care, and wound care.

Notes changes in patient’s physical or emotional status. Evaluates medication therapy and side effects, gives injections, and performs IV therapy.

Monitors nutrition; guides patient and family members to cope with illness in terms of physical, social and economic problems that occur.

Under direction of the RN, assist with using appropriate disciplines where indicated with patient’s needs.

Informs the supervising nurse and other personnel of changes in the patient’s condition and needs while maintaining patient confidentiality at all times.

Responsible for the timely preparation of clinical progress notes and discharge summaries. Participates in clinical record reviews and case conferences.

Participates in in-service programs and attends all patient/staff conferences and meetings.

The Licensed Practical Nurse is primarily responsible to the Nursing Supervisor and will perform any other duties as assigned by the Nursing Supervisor.

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