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Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Relocation No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services, Social Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID LPN

Job Description

Position Summary:  

Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill, injured, convalescent, and disabled persons in the retirement community and health center by performing the following duties:

  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

The following duties are normal for this position.  This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned. 

  • Interviews patient to determine medical problem/condition and documents in medical record. Obtains and records patient's vital signs and weight.
  • Assists physician with patient examination as needed.
  • Reviews physician's orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patient.
  • Documents services performed for billing purposes.
  • Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to physician, supervisor, etc.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.    Notes time and amount on patients' charts.  Knowledgeable of common action, usual dosage, and side effects.
  • Assembles and uses such equipment as catheters, pressure relief equipment, and oxygen supplies.
  • Collects samples for laboratory such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients.  Performs routine tests on samples such as glucometer tests and urine dipsticks.
  • Prepares or examines food trays for prescribed diet and sets up/feeds patients as needed.
  • Records food and fluid intake and output.
  • Bathes, dresses, and assists patients in walking, transferring, and turning.
  • Cleans rooms, makes beds, and answers patients' calls.
  • Washes and prepares bodies of deceased persons.
  • Follows up with patients, family and/or physician offices on lab results, including the scheduling of any additional tests.
  • Coordinates referrals/appointments for patients and physician offices.
  • May need to respond as appropriate to personal calls from the Independent Living Center.  Duties in this setting may include but are not limited to providing First Aid, call emergency personnel (dial 911), and/or call family members at request of Independent Living residents 
  • Compliance - Participates in all in-service programs to expand and develop abilities.  Maintains compliance to all personnel policies, established community policies and procedures, and Federal and State regulations and standards, including but not limited to HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws. Understands and implements the Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness Plan and evacuation procedures of the community during drills and actual emergencies. 
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

  

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Provides supervision to Certified Nursing Aides and others as assigned to assure delivery of consistently high quality care to residents. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Educational Requirements and Experience:  

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university preferred; one to two years related experience and/or education; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Licensed Practical Nurse license in good standing with applicable state.
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