Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) fill an important role in modern healthcare practices. Their primary job duty is to provide routine care, observe patients’ health, assist doctors and registered nurses, and communicate instructions to patients regarding medication, home-based care, and preventative lifestyle changes.
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Providing quality nursing care to residents in an environment that promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice and individuality.
· Relay information between patients, registered nurses, and physicians
· Maintaining patient charts and medical records with thorough and proper documentation
· Reporting changes in patients’ conditions.
· Administering medications prescribed by a physician.
· Collecting blood, urine and other samples for laboratory tests.
· Helping patients dress, eat, and bathe.
· Assembling and using equipment such as tracheotomy tubes, catheters, and oxygen suppliers.
· Must possess valid current license under the State Board of Nursing.
· Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
· Must be 18 years of age or greater.
· Customer/Client Focus
· Ethical Conduct
· Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
· Stress Management/Composure
· Teamwork Orientation
· Technical Capacity
Supervisory Responsibility: This position may function as the charge nurse or supervisory nurse, if assigned. The LPN in the charge or supervisor nurse role is responsible and accountable for his or her nursing judgments, actions and competency.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing throughout the course of the workday.
The employee must frequently lift or move objects and patients weighing over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This position requires long hours and frequent weekend work that could take place in a variety of facilities. Example: Clinics, Long Term Care Facilities, Hospitals, Home Health, etc.
Travel may be required, depending on job assignment
**Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. We offer mileage reimbursement for some positions. Applicants must be willing to travel up to an hour distance. EOE.