POSITION TITLE: Licensed Vocational Nurse
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Director of Professional Services
PERSONNEL SUPERVISED: None
Provide nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Licensed vocational nurse with current license in the State.
One-year experience as an LVN required. One-year experience in home health nursing preferred.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write effective nurses notes. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, family members, physicians, and patient care team members.
Perform nursing techniques and functions using proper body mechanics. An extensive amount of travel is required for this position. Must be able to stand, bend, stretch and walk; lift, push, pull light to moderate loads.
Must be able to react to change productively. This position may include high levels of stress occasionally.
The primary work environment for this position is the patient's home, therefore, multiple variables exist including extreme variations in temperature and humidity.
EXPOSURE RISK CATEGORY:
Category 1 - may anticipate exposure to blood/body fluids.
MUST RELATE WELL TO ADULT AND GERIATRIC AGE GROUPS
Current State professional license, current State drivers license, current auto liability, current CPR, current TB status, reliable means of transportation, ability to arrive at patient residences punctually.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists the RN in administering nursing care as ordered by the plan of care.
Assists the RN or physician in performing specialized duties.
Uses proper techniques in performing direct patient care consistent with scientific principles and agency policies and procedures.
Identifies and communicates significant abnormalities or changes in patient condition to appropriate team members.
Prepares equipment and materials for treatments, practicing aseptic/sterile techniques as required and assist the patient in learning appropriate self-care.
Assists in the evaluation of effectiveness or treatments and monitors patient reactions.
Documents all information accurately and appropriately.
Ensures timely turn-in of documentation.
Attends inservices and meetings as required.
Complies with agency policies and procedures.
Ensure compliance with HR requirements.
Maintains confidentiality of patient, employee and company business/information.
When performing patient visits, maintains a high level on response to patient satisfaction survey reports.
Contributes to the coordination of services in conjunction with other members of the health are team.
Participates in workshops/seminars as required for continuing education and maintenance of licensure.
Complies with established chain of command.
Preserves human dignity.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.