2nd and 3rd shifts

QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse in the state of employment. Provides skilled and compassionate nursing care to patients and families in their home or community under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Minimum of one (1) year of experience in general nursing practice. Must have good communication skills. Ability to work well with others, function well under pressure, and function independently. Must comply with the standards outlined in the Nurse Practice Act.

REPORT TO

Patient Care Manager/Branch Manager

KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCY

Must demonstrate basic knowledge of all procedures included in the LPN/LVN job description. Must have the ability to follow instructions from the physician, nursing supervisor, and other professional staff. Must communicate effectively with managers, patients, families, and co-workers. Must assess safety of home situations for self, patients, and other staff members, including physical and psychological dangers. Must have the ability to effectively cope with patients, families, and all others with varying backgrounds, socioeconomic conditions, and value judgments.

Maintains confidentiality of information relating to the patient and family. Will discuss only those aspects necessary to the care and treatment of patient and family with those directly involved in the patient’s care.

JOB DUTIES

(includes but not limited to the following):

1. Provides services in accordance with organizational policies, procedures, and regulations that define scope of practice.
2. Prepares clinical and progress notes on the relevant and specialized nursing services he/she provides.
3. Assists the RN and/or physician in performing specialized duties related to end-of-life care.
4. Assists the RN in carrying out the plan of care.
5. Prepares equipment and materials for treatment adhering to aseptic technique as required.
6. Assists the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques.
7. Assesses patient/family response to care.
8. Communicates information to appropriate team members.
9. Submits documentation per agency policy.
10. Participates in Clinical Record Reviews.
11. Participates in in-service programs and staff and IDT meetings.
12. Evaluates own needs for support and uses identified system(s) to meet the need.
13. Other duties as assigned by management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must be able to complete all physical demands of the job, which may include, but not be limited to: the ability to lift and transfer patients, carry supplies, and read normal typewritten print. Have corrected vision and hearing within normal range, and have manual dexterity with normal range of motion of all extremities. May be requested to work weekends, holidays, and occasional overtime. Must be able to work alone without usual support systems immediately available in acute care settings. Must have the ability to deal with abrupt schedule changes and to maintain objectivity in coping with the stress of working with acute, chronic, and terminally ill patients.