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Heritage Health Care Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - PRN in Lima, Ohio

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides nursing care and teaching to clients and families. She/he also functions as an assistant to the physician and registered professional nurse, and is supervised while in the field by the RN.:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Graduate of an approved school of professional Nursing
  • Current licensure in good standing with the state in which the LPN will be practicing
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a professional nurse (hospital or nursing home)
  • Computer knowledge
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional communication skills with focus on quality patient care and customer satisfaction
  • Is flexible, cooperative, team player in fulfilling all obligations:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides skilled nursing care as outlined in the nursing care plan to include the following:

  • Nursing services, treatments and preventative procedures requiring substantial specialized skill as ordered by the physician
  • Initiating preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the client’s care and safety
  • Observing signs and symptoms and reports reactions to treatments, including drugs and changes in the client’s physical or emotional condition to the RN as necessary
  • Teaching the client and caregivers regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the client at home:

JOB DUTIES:

  • Submits all documentation accurately and in a timely fashion per policy
  • Participates in case conferences
  • Discusses with the supervisor problems concerning the clients and how they may be best handled
  • Discusses with the supervisor the need for involvement of other members of the health team such as the home health aide, physical therapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, etc.
  • Follows the nursing care plan for each assigned client
  • Coordinates care with the interdisciplinary team in order to provide continuity of care
  • Participates in staff development meetings
  • Continually strives to improve his/her nursing care by attending in-service education, through formal education, attendance at workshops, conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading:
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