Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn)

NHC Homecare Sumter , SC 29150

Posted 5 months ago

Definition:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides skilled nursing services under the direction of the Registered Nurse.

Line of Authority:

Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing, Administrator/Director of Services; Regional Administrator; Director of Clinical Services, Vice President, HomeCare

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse in the state where HomeCare agency is located

  • Graduate of a state approved vocational education program

  • One year clinical experience is preferred.

Performance Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write, learn, absorb, and follow written orders and keep records in prescribed manner.

  • Ability to be reaching, bending, squatting and twisting numerous times daily.

  • Ability to lift 70-80 pounds on occasional basis.

  • Ability to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.

  • Ability to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.

  • Ability to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.

  • Able to perform routine nursing procedures.

  • Mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.

  • Must have reliable personal transportation and be able to drive in inclement weather and variable road conditions.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides skilled nursing services as dictated by the plan of care and documents according to policy/procedures.

  • Instructs the patient/caregiver in various aspects of patient care and disease management. Documents the patients/caregivers comprehension of and compliance with teaching.

  • Observes patient response to care/teaching and makes recommendations regarding revision of plan for patient care to the Registered Nurse.

  • Provides and documents skilled nursing care according to the plan of care/physicians orders, policies/procedures and standards of care.

  • Records and reports to the Registered Nurse symptoms, vital signs and other observations that may be indicative of care plan reactions and changes.

  • Follows and teaches infection control and safety policies and procedures.

  • Participates in on-going care coordination and maintains positive relationships with referral sources, physicians/other clinicians, patients/families, and other partners.

  • Participates with other nurses in taking weekend, night and holiday calls on a rotating basis, under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

  • Continually strives to improve nursing care through participation in inservice activities, staff development activities and continuing learning.

  • Serves on committees as assigned.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the RN / DON

Home Health experience is preferred.


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