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LPN Home Health in Lawton Area at Jordan

Date Posted: 1/31/2018

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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 thephysician and registered nurse, and is supervised by the RN, the Home HealthClinical Supervisor, or other administrator as assigned.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


•      Participates in the planning and coordination oftotal patient care in conjunction with the RN and the physician's plan oftreatment


•      Follows the nursing care plan for each assignedpatient


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


•      Accurately reports and records the patient'scondition and care, including signs and symptoms which may be indicative ofchange


•      Prepares clinical/progress notes on the day ofthe visit and incorporates it in the clinical record


•      Assists the patient with the activities of dailyliving while teaching appropriate self-care techniques


•      Provides and maintains a safe environment forthe patient


•      Provides optimum physical and emotionalenvironment


•      Assists the physician and registered nurse incomplex nursing situations


•      Participates in case conference, in-service, andother programs and meetings as needed.


•      Performs within limits of preparation andexperience


•      Confirm, on a weekly basis, the scheduling ofvisits with the nurse to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel


•      Perform treatments and specialized procedures asassigned per physician's plan of care including preparation of equipment andmaterials for treatments observing aseptic technique as required


•      Demonstrates competency/experience signed by anRN or specific training program director


•      Maintains privacy and adheres to all HIPAApolicies


•      Complies with OSHA standards


•      Perform all other duties as assigned

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:


•      Reports to Clinical Supervisor, RN Case Manager,or other Administrators as assigned

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:


•       Graduate of an approved program of practical/vocational nursing


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


•       One year of experience as a nurse preferred


•       Current CPR  certification required


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


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 prospective 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


•       Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good work relationship with the patient, patient’s family, and the personnel of Ross Health Care

 

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