Licensed Vocational Nurse - Licensed Practical Nurse|
A licensed practical nurse (LPN) [referred to as LVN – Licensed Vocational Nurse – in some states] provides care and treatment in accordance with physician orders. Works in a team environment and within scope of practice as defined by State. The LPN / LVN works under the direction of physicians and registered nurses (RNs).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assesses patients by physical examination, including pertinent diagnostic testing to determine health status.
- Administers medications and treatments.
- Participates in the care planning process.
- Supervises LPNs and certified nursing assistants.
- Communicates with physicians regarding changes in residents conditions, diagnostic test results, etc.
- Documents assessments and care in compliance with standards of care and company policy.
- Educates patients and their families on health-related issues.
- Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Supervises nursing care provided by nursing assistants, licensed vocational/practical nurses and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizational policies and applicable laws.
- Supervisory responsibilities include:
- Interviews, recommends hires and trains employees.
Plans, assigns and directs work.
- Prepares work assignment sheets, taking into consideration Resident safety, the educational preparation, experience, knowledge and ability of the persons to whom the assignments are made.
- Receives calls and finds replacements for absent staff.
- Transfers employees among units as needed.
- Prepares performance evaluations with the understanding such evaluations impact tenure of probationary employees and wage increases of non-probationary employees.
- Meaningfully rewards and disciplines employees with the understanding such discipline results in termination of employment through progressive steps.
- Schedules and adjusts lunch and rest breaks.
- Approves errors in time cares or other timekeeping records.
- Authorizes overtime as necessary.
- Receives and resolves employee complaints.
- Determines rotation of employees within unit.
- Monitors and corrects job performance of employees.
- Is in charge of facility in absence of higher-ranking management officials.
- Uses independent judgment and discretion on behalf of the organization in the performance of these duties.
Licensed Vocational Nurse - Licensed Practical Nurse
- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
- Valid State licensure as an LPN / LVN.
- Current CPR certification.
Graduate nurses, certified nursing assistants.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT:
- Shift work may be required.
- Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands or fingers, reach with hands and arms, feel, talk and hear.
- Employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
- In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
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