LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE- PRN
Polk County Internal - Bartow, FL

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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

(The Rohr Home)

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The Licensed Practical Nurse, under the direction of a Registered Nurse, provides technical nursing care to residents in accordance with accepted Resident Care Standards and performs a variety of direct and indirect resident care duties including the administration of treatment and medications.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

Responsible for following proper Universal Precautions and Infection Control techniques per policy. Maintains and demonstrates current knowledge and operational techniques on all equipment in the Rohr Home utilized by this position. Maintains and demonstrates competency in direct patient care in the adult and geriatric age categories. Responsible for passing medications for up to forty (40) residents. Knowledgeable and responsible for performing respiratory treatments, wound care, tracheotomy care, gastrostomy feedings, insertion of Foley catheters, changing of gastrostomy tubes. Responsible for documentation of weekly and monthly summaries with daily charting for infections, incidents and problem areas. Must possess excellent assessment skills and effectively communicate with physician who is not on site. Maintains a professional and safe department and work area in line with established safety policies and the image desired for the organization. May be responsible for collecting samples, such as urine, sputum, and cultures for patients to be sent to designated laboratory for testing, and performs routine waived laboratory tests on samples.

Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of nursing principles and standards. Knowledge and skill in techniques of good resident care and adequate technical vocabulary. Responsible for following Rohr Home and departmental policies and procedures. Attends required Rohr Home meetings, required in services and continuing education programs as required. Must possess ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actions.

Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner. Ability to work harmoniously and have the leadership qualities to act as a role model to health team members. Responsible for displaying a positive guest relations attitude and for maintaining proper attendance.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure. Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an understandable manner.

Must possess good sight and hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the position requirements can be fully met. Capable of moving intermittently throughout the work day, walk long distances and stand on feet for long periods. Must be able to help lift, move, and/or maneuver residents, equipment, and supplies, exerting twenty (20) to fifty (50) pounds occasionally, and/or ten (10) to twenty-five (25) pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to ten (10) pounds of force constantly. Ability to cope with mental and emotional stresses of the position. May be exposed to infectious diseases including exposure to HIV and Hepatitis B viruses.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing and be licensed currently with the Florida State Board of Nursing.

A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with the exception of required licensure.

SPECIAL PREFERENCES

Prefer applicants have a minimum of one (1) year experience in a nursing home setting and/or attendance in a rehabilitative nursing or gerontological course of study preferred.

Applicants with bilingual abilities a plus.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be willing to work beyond normal hours when necessary and will be required to work on weekends and holidays as scheduled.

All new Rohr Home employees must undergo Level 2 (FDLE) screening submitted electronically before commencing work and every 5 years thereafter and attest, upon hiring, that they meet the requirements for employment and agree to inform the employer immediately if arrested for any disqualifying offense.

New employees, who have worked for another health care facility, may obtain background screening information from their previous employer to satisfy the new requirements. Persons who have been screened and qualified as required by Section 435 and who have not been unemployed for more that 90 days thereafter, and who under penalty of perjury, attest to not having been convicted of a disqualifying offense since the completion of such screening, shall not have to be re-screened.

JOB LOCATION : Social Services- Rohr Home , Bartow, FL

WORK SCHEDULE: Variable hours, Variable days

HIRING RATE : $20.00 Hourly (Pay Grade 99)

Interested applicants and employees should apply by creating an application profile as detailed below. Apply no later than the closing date indicated above. Posting may close at any time without notice.

APPLICATIONS MAY ONLY BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY ON THIS WEBSITE.

POLK COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, HUMAN RESOURCES (863) 534-6030

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