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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.


•      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


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

Job Requirements


•       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


•       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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