Licensed Vocational Nurse - Licensed Practical Nurse
A licensed practical nurse (LPN) 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.
Graduate nurses, certified nursing assistants.
- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
- Valid State licensure as an LPN / LVN.
- Current CPR certification.
- Long Term Experience Preferred
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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