Careers

Altimate Home Health Care

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, LPN (Visits & Shifts)

Req #520
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

A qualified Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse adrrñnisters skilled nursing care to patients on an iiitennittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care imder the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Services are furnished in accordance with Agency policies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Graduate of a state approved school of practical (vocational) nursing and currently licensed in the state(s) in which
  2. Minimum of one (1) year experience in nursing,
  3. Acceptance of philosophy and goals of this
  4. Ability to exercise initiative and independent
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Understands and adheres to established policies and
  2. Implements tile nursing care plan for each
  3. Provides nursing services, treatments and diagnostic and preventive procedures as
  4. Initiates preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate.
  5. Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and RN reactions to treatrrients, including drugs and changes in the patient’s physical or’ emotional
  6. Teaches and counsels the patient and family/significant others regarding the nursing care needs and other i’e1ated problems of the patient at
  7. Evaluates with registered nurse the effectiveness of the LPN’s/LVN’s nursing service to the patient and faiiiily under the guidance of the registered
  8. Maintains accurate and complete records of observations, treatments and care of
  9. Participates in medical i’ecord audit as
  10. Attends staff meetings, patient care conferences and inservices as
  11. Takes on-call duty, nights, weekends and holidays as
  12. Is responsible for:
    • Submitting any changes in schedule to Director of Clinical Services/Clinical Manager on a daily
    • Participating in patient care conferences to discuss the need for involveiiient of other members of the health team, such as physical therapist or speech language
  13. Prepares clinical and progress
  14. Assists the physician and RN in performing specialized
  15. Prepares equipment and materials for
  16. Observes aseptic tecluiique as
  17. Assists the patient in learning appropriate self-care

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Works indoors iii Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

1.      Supervised by:      Director of Clinical Services/ Clinical Manager/RNs