Norfolk Veterans Home
Work schedule: Varied Hours, on call
Examples of Work:
Observes, evaluates, and charts patient's behaviors, symptoms, reactions to medications, diet, the environment and patient needs. Responds to patient's calls and/or requests. Prepares and administers therapies and/or treatments such as rehabilitation activities, dressing wounds, or other skin or breathing treatments. Documents care activities in patient's medical record. May collect lab specimens. Administers medications, charts time given and amounts on patient records; is aware of potential and actual adverse medication reactions and responds appropriately when such occur. Assists or collaborates with Registered Nurses in developing nursing care plans; assists in implementing care plans. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings to provide input into patient care planning. Interprets care and treatment plans and approaches to other personnel. Reviews charting, evaluates and reports patient care to proper persons; keeps necessary records. May prepare patients for examinations, tests, or physician visits. Monitors direct care staff; assists in training and educating direct care staff. May act as assistant to charge nurse when necessary.
Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: A current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Nebraska or authority based on the Nurse Licensure Compact to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Nebraska is required.
PREFERRED: Experience in gerontological nursing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of licensed practical nursing theory and practice, principles and techniques of patient care and treatments, medication and medication administration procedures and practices, and care and use of medical equipment and supplies. Ability to evaluate nursing needs and to exercise competent judgment; evaluate patient behaviors, symptoms, and effects of medications; plan, monitor work of direct care staff; apply proper body mechanics for heavy lifting; communicate effectively; follow oral and written instructions in exact detail; prepare and maintain records; charts and reports; maintain a helpful and sympathetic attitude toward patients. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally and push/pull occasionally up to 75 lbs. on a daily basis. Ability to frequently bend at the waist and neck and frequently twist at the waist and walk or stand up to 90% of the shift. Ability to interact with members and others in a positive manner and be flexible to meet changing demands of the job.
Nebraska State Government - 18 months ago