Ambercare Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse

Addus Homecare Corporation Santa Fe , NM 87501

Posted 3 months ago

POSITION SUMMARY: The Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse shall provide nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws and within the guidelines of the state nursing act.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Have graduated from an accredited school of professional nursing.

  • Have current licensure as a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse in the state of New Mexico

  • Have at least one (1) year experience in an acute hospital setting or equivalent experience.

  • Exhibit professional behavior and attitudes.

  • Possess and maintain good physical and mental health, including current TB testing in accordance with the agency's Health Screening policy.

  • Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate professional judgments.

  • Possess good interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrate successful completion of a medication test.

  • Must have a valid NM Driver's license

  • Must have reliable transportation available during work hours. Vehicle must be properly registered and insured in accordance with state law.

  • Must possess current CPR and First Aid Certification

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide professional quality nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse

  • Furnish services in accordance with Agency philosophies

  • Prepare clinical and progress notes

  • Assist the physician and Registered Nurse in performing specialized procedures

  • Prepare equipment and materials for treatments observing aseptic technique as required

  • Assist the client in learning appropriate self-care techniques

  • Demonstrate dependability

  • Maintain a safe environment for the client

  • Accurately assess, plan and implement client care

  • Perform direct client care

  • Maintain an accurate clinical record by documenting in accordance with Agency Policy

  • Initiate rehabilitative nursing procedures and techniques as appropriate

  • Communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team

  • Initiate appropriate communication with the Nursing Supervisor and physician when directed to do so

  • Perform therapeutic procedures per plan of care established by the Registered Nurse Case Manager in conjunction with the physician

  • Work effectively with members of the health care team

  • Promote health counseling

  • Perform independently after initial direction by the Nursing Supervisor

  • Assume responsibility for professional growth and development by actively participation in continuing education, in-service programs, orientations and personal evaluations.

  • Accept and fulfill assignments with Agency and exercise judgment in accepting assignments

  • Adhere to dress code

  • Adhere to work schedule and maintain good punctuality and attendance record

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment health screening if applicable, including drug screening.

  • Satisfactory completion of background check in accordance with State of New Mexico Caregivers Criminal History Screening Program.

PHYSICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

HEAVY--Responsible for client care needs which may require transfers and lifting of clients. Nursing care performed in individual client homes. Must be adaptable to a variety of environments and settings in the community. Driving in all types of weather.


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