Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Free
  • Published date: June 19, 2018
    • Illinois, United States

This position is responsible for coordinating the patient’s and family’s care. Administers and provides nursing care according to the plan of care to patients. Teaches families and other primary care persons appropriate care techniques. Provides accurate documentation with visit itineraries. Provides direct skilled bedside nursing care. Evaluates patient /family needs in the preparation and executions of the interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient on the team. Evaluates effectiveness of treatments and monitors patients reactions. Maintains a clean and safe environment. Maintains accurate clinical notes on interdisciplinary charts. Reports significant findings or changes it the patients condition to the Registered nurse, Team Manager or Physician. Documents reports in clinical notes. Participates in Nurse LPN on- call rotation/schedule in order to meet the needs of patients and families.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS:


Under the direction of registered nurses and/or physicians, provides a broad range of direct, age-specific patient care activities and supportive services to selected acute care, long term, ambulatory care or psychiatric patients requiring complex, specialized care. Incumbent is proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. Has the ability to carry out assigned patient care based on patients’ conditions, including ability to observe, identify and respond to the patients’ needs for medication, equipment assisted care and patient/family education. Incumbent recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situation, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO and initiate appropriate emergency interventions, as directed. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient’s condition from prescribed medication/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes and reporting any deviation from normal to RN or MD/DO. Incumbent uses sound judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant patient information. Organizes and delivers care, recognize and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic and age-related factors. Prepares and administers prescribed medication and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Accurately reports/records and enters nursing interventions and significant patient information into the patient’s medical record. The LPN reports directly to the Clinical Nurse Manager or designee and performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:


High School Diploma or equivalent. Minimum of 1 – 3 years of relevant experience. Strong work ethic. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Customer service experience.

Excellent teamwork ability. High standards of quality and integrity.1- 3 years relevant experience. Pre Employment Skills testing as well as background and drug testing required. Certification is required with 18 months of hire

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment. Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment. Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
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