Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn)

Pyramid Home Health Services Kirksville , MO 63501

Posted 3 months ago

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

The Practical Nurse is a licensed practical nurse who administers nursing care on a PRN/Pay per Visit, or salaried basis, to clients requiring nursing services in their place of residence.

Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Licensed Practical Nurse with a valid license to practice in the state of Missouri.

  • Ability to work independently.

Responsibilities:

All services performed by the LPN will be under the direction and supervision of the Regional RN supervisor and as outlined in the plan of care developed by Division of Aging.

  • Each LPN is responsible for teaching and supervising the patient, family and other members of the paramedical team.

  • The LPN delivers nursing services to patients in accordance with physicians and the Division of Aging Caseworkers plan of care.

  • Will perform nursing services, treatments, and preventative procedures requiring nursing skills as ordered by the clients physician/caseworker and written by the Regional RN Supervisor.

  • Initiates preventative procedures and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the patients care and safety

  • Makes initial visits and conducts a complete physical examination of the client, including vital signs, physical assessment, nutritional assessment, medication assessment and directions on initial visit as it pertains to the client.

  • Completes bi-annually, on assigned clients, a complete physical examination of the client, including vital signs, physical assessment, nutritional assessment, medication assessment and directions.

  • Completes a nurses note with every authorized nursing visit and all paperwork pertaining to that visit.

  • Performs monthly supervisory visits on APC clients/aides/service plan.

  • Observes clients for abnormal signs and symptoms and reports immediately to the physician/caseworker/regional RN supervisor any reactions to treatments, including drugs, and changes in the patients physical and/or emotional conditions.

  • Teaches, supervises, and counsels the patient and/or caregiver regarding nursing needs and other problems related to the client.

  • Conducts 10% sample visits, CDS case management visits or other visits as assigned by the Regional RN Supervisor.

  • Documents all pertinent services provided to the client and changes in a clients condition and/or caregiver or home situation.

  • Participates in the development and revision of the nursing care plan as needed in a timely manner, in conjunction with the physician, Regional RN Supervisor and Division of Aging caseworker.

  • Evaluates patient care and progress and informs physician and the Regional RN Supervisor.

  • Submits clinical notes and billing slips by the cut-off day specified.

  • Submits additional clinical record forms as required in a timely manner.

  • Develops patient schedule on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.

  • Cooperates with other agencies providing services to insure continuity of care and implementation of a comprehensive care plan.

  • Maintains an up to date and current patient file.

  • Participates in staff development meetings, continuing education, in-services and seminars as required by Pyramid Group, State, Federal, and Agency regulations.

  • Maintains an ongoing knowledge of current drug therapy.

  • Performs all duties within the limits of his/her preparation and experience.

  • Performs all duties in compliance with State, Federal, and Agency guidelines.

  • Establishes mutual goal settings and achievement standards.

  • Continually supports corporate mission, objectives, and services.

  • Maintains client and caregiver confidentiality at all times.

  • Salary LPNs are expected to work from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Functional Abilities:

  • Must be able to read 12 point or larger type.

  • Must be able to communicate and act in a professional manner.

  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and be able to stoop, bend, lift, turn, and transfer patients.

  • Must be able to travel to clients place of residence.

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