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Hospice LPN Field Nurse - ON CALL in Enid at Jordan

Date Posted: 8/18/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Enid
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/18/2018

Job Description

Licensed Practical Nurse





SUMMARY:  The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides nursing care and teaching to patients and



families.  He/She also functions as an assistant to the physician and registered nurse, and is supervised by the



RN. 



 



QUALIFICATIONS:



  • Graduate of an approved program of practical/vocational nursing

  • Licensed as a licensed graduate practical nurse in the State of Oklahoma

  • Minimum of one year experience as a nurse

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written

  • Integrity to maintain confidentiality of information

  • Knowledge of nursing theory and practice

  • Works independently but performs as a member of the team

  • Must have a car with required insurance coverage and a valid state driver’s license or reliable transportation

Job Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Participates in the planning and coordination of total patient care in conjunction with the RN and the physician's plan of treatment

  • Follows the nursing care plan for each assigned patient

  • Observes the patient; evaluates the care of the patient; applies his/her knowledge of nursing skills to the patients to whom he/she is assigned

  • Accurately reports and records the patient's condition and care, including signs and symptoms which may be indicative of change

  • Prepares clinical/progress notes on the day of the visit and incorporates it in the clinical record per agency guidelines

  • Assists the patient with activities of daily living while teaching appropriate self-care techniques.

  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient

  • Provides optimum physical and emotional environment to provide support to terminally patients and their families

  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, in-service training, and other programs and meetings as needed or required

  • Perform treatments as assigned per physician's plan of care

  • Demonstrates competency/experience signed by an RN

  • Maintains privacy and adheres to all HIPAA policies

  • Complies with OSHA standards

  • Participates in on call nursing rotation as assigned

  • Perform all other duties as assigned







 



 



TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:



  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing to the extent required by the position



  • Able to physically perform the duties required by the position





  • Able to travel to patients' residences

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger                  dexterity and eye-hand coordination



  • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time





  • Requires the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds

  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports

  • Requires working under stressful conditions and working irregular hours



  • Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids





  • Physical demands are in excess of those for light duty work





ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:



  • Reports to Clinical Supervisor, Case Manager, and/or other Administrator’s as assigned

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