Colusa Medical Center, provides both inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency services, to the surrounding community bringing exceptional healthcare and service to our community.
The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides direct patient care as defined in the State Nurse Practice Act.
Implements plan of care initiated by the registered nurse.
Provide accurate and timely documentation consistent with the plan of care.
Assesses and provides patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care.
Participates in coordination of home health services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for other disciplines (HHA, OT, PT, SW, ST, Dietician) to the registered nurse and/or Clinical Supervisor/Nursing Supervisor.
Uses and prepares equipment and supplies effectively, adhering to aseptic technique.
Provides appropriate pain/symptom management. Evaluates patient's response to treatments/medications.
Participates in personal, professional growth and development. Also participates in organization's quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
Performs other duties as assigned by the registered nurse.
Graduate of an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program. Three years of nursing experience. Community health/hospice or medical/surgical experience is preferred. Currently licensed as a LPN/LVN in the State. Complies with accepted professional standards and practice. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order. Possesses and maintains current CPR certification. Understands philosophy of hospice concept. Also understands needs of the terminally ill.
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