Licensed Vocational Nurse - Licensed Practical Nurse
Sava Senior Care Administrative Services - Wilson, NC

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Licensed Vocational Nurse - Licensed Practical Nurse

SUMMARY:

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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
  • Valid State licensure as an LPN / LVN.
  • Current CPR certification.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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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