Licensed Practical Nurse - INTERMITTENT
State of Ohio - Mahoning County, OH

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Provide skilled practical nursing care for consumers (e.g. administer oxygen, apply dressings, reinsert gastrostomy tubes, suction irrigations, etc. Administers controlled (e.g. narcotics, minor tranquilizers,) and non controlled (e.g. asprin) medication in oral, rectal or injection from (i.e. administers intramuscular and subcutaneous injections only), provides medication instruction to consumers. Administers specified medication and note time and amount on consumer's chart. Take vital signs. Carry out specific and general nursing aspects of the IPP. Observe consumers and report adverse reactions/conditions and progress or individual developments to Medical Director and/or Registered Nurse. Train consumers on health related matters. Assemble and use such equipment as catheters and oxygen. Assist in administering of physical examinations. Answers first aid/emergency calls and make appropriate treatment decisions.

In addition to general nursing care, assist consumers in daily living routine such as feeding and personal grooming. Responsible for preparation of reports such as unsual incident,progress and medication accountability records. Attend staff meetings and training as required. Participates in Individual Program Plan Meetings. Administers routine TB tests. Maintain adequate medical inventories, count controlled drugs. Observe. document and report consumer conditions and prepares and/or maintains rlated reports and records.

Provides assistance (i.e. provides work direction, orientation and training) to direct care staff in providing general unskilled nursing care (e.g. dressing, bathing, feeding) to consumers. Attends and participates in various meetings (e.g. staff conferences, committees, interdisciplinary team meetings, inservice training programs, nursing meeting) as assigned. Assists in transporting of consumers to various clinics and/or appointments and assists with recreation activities. Performs other related duties as assigned. Attends necessary training and meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:
License to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse issued by Ohio Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 4723 Ohio Revised Code & proof of completion of an approved course in medication administration.

Note: Licensed Practical Nurses who administer dialysis treatment must possess Certification in IV Therapy pursuant to Section 4723.17 Ohio Revised Code.

Major Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of skilled licensed practical nursing procedures; pharmacology; client/patient care; first-aid; CPR; general hospital practices & procedures; agency, institutional, hospital or clinic practices & procedures*; HIPAA regulations & standards; human relations; inventory control; employee training & development*. Skill in use of medical equipment (e.g., respirator, dialysis machine, sterilizer, oxygen equipment, blood pressure cuff); hypodermics; operation of personal computer. Ability to understand practical field of study; deal with some abstract but mostly concrete variables; recognize unusual or threatening conditions & take appropriate emergency action; develop good rapport with patients &/or residents; understand manuals & verbal instructions associated with practical nursing; demonstrate dexterity to administer injections & perform medical treatments & strength to move, reposition or restrain patients.

(*)Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information:
A comparative analysis and/or drug test may be a requirement of the hiring process.
Intermittents may only work up to 1000 hours per fiscal year. This position is subject to emergency call and mandation when needed. The position is unclassfied.
More than one candidae may be selected from this posting.

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