Job SummaryUnder limited supervision, the licensed practical/vocational nurse (LPN/LVN) is responsible for the delivery of patient care to assigned patients utilizing the nursing processes of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, and any standards, policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations that govern any facility the LPN/LVN is working at. Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides skilled nursing as ordered on the plan of treatment and nursing care plan.
- Each shift of visit reflects the provision of skilled nursing care rendered in accordance with physician’s orders.
- New problems, changes, and/or resolution or problems are identified and followed through as follows:
- Director/Supervisor notification.
- Physician notification to obtain necessary orders for intervention(s) per state regulations.
- Documentation of same on clinical notes, supplemental physical orders and nursing care plan.
- Observe aseptic technique as required.
- Performs specific treatments and medication administration as per care plan.
- Functions as a team member under the direction of the registered nurse.
- Shifts are according to the order on the plan of treatment.
- Skilled observations and significant changes in patient status are communicated to the Director of Clinical Services and/or Clinical Manager.
- Requests for modification of orders or additional orders are made based on the patient’s clinical status and skilled nursing judgment.
- All physician collaboration is documented in medical record.
- Appropriate utilization of all available services is demonstrated and documented.
- Participation in Agency’s other mandated activities as requested by Agency Director such as In-Services.
- MGA policies, procedures and Handbook are adhered to
- All clinical documentation must be completed accurately and submitted timely per agency policy/guidelines.
- Represents themselves in a positive and professional manner in the company and community.
- Adheres to dress code with a clean and neat professional appearance.
- Reports on time and as scheduled in order to complete work within designated time.
- Graduation from an approved certification/program/accredited school/undergraduate/graduate school or post graduate education to reflect ability to perform job as described.
- Holds a valid/unencumbered verification/license to practice the job as described in the state where services are provided.
- Have professional experience as required per state regulations to perform the job as described.
- Successful completion of assigned screening/competency testing with a proficiency score of 80% or greater.
- Reliable transportation.
- Provide copy of current TB results or Chest x-ray.
- Provide copy of current CPR certification as per agency policy.
- Be flexible, organized and have the ability to exercise independent and sound judgment to perform the job duties/responsibilities.
- Ability to regularly, sit, stand, stop, bend, kneel, walk, balance, crouch, crawl, push, pull and reach with hands and arms and other physical activities as deemed necessary buy job duties.
- Vision and Hearing capabilities within normal limits, with or without aid.
- Ability to frequently lift and or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift or move 100 pounds or more if applicable.
- Ability to perform the anticipated level of physical assist required to provide safe client care. If the anticipated level of assist is greater than that which the employee can safely provide, the supervisor ids to be notified immediately.
- The work environment is highly variable, as care is generally provided in private homes.
- Lighting, acoustics, air quality, temperature and environment hazards are not predictable.
- The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, household pets/animals, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
- The employee is required to travel frequently to complete home health visits.