Licensed Practical Nurse
REPORTS TO: Director of Patient Services
- Delivery of patient care as appropriate to provide services in accordance with agency policy under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
- Ability to function independently
- Excellent assessment skills
- Ability to effectively communicate with patients! caregivers as well as other members of the health care team including agency coordinators, physicians, and nurse
- Ability to effectively teach patients and caregivers according to established plan of care
- Good organizational skills
- NYS License and current registration as a Licensed Professional Nurse.
- Completed program determined by NYS to be equivalent and approved by licensed LPN school of nursing..
- At least one year experience acute care facility
- Current CPR certification
- Knowledge of the scope of practice for Licensed professional nurse
- Good organizational, writing, communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstration of satisfactory knowledge and competency for delivery of services, treatment, and teaching under the direction of Registered Nurse.
- Ability to speak effectively with customers/patients or employees of the agency.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
- Ability to solve problems in situations recognizes and report symptoms that indicate changes in the condition of the patient to the registered nurse.
- Must participate in staff in-services programs.
CUSTOMER SERVICE /INTERPERSONAL SKILL
- Is responsible and cooperative with patients/families supervisors, fellow employees
- Utilizes established channels of communication
- Recognizes, accepts and respects people as individuals
- Recognizes limitations and seeks assistance appropriately
- Responds to patient issues
- Communicates appropriately with all levels of staff
SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:
- Knowledge of patient assessment procedure
- Knowledge of patient teaching process
- Knowledge of pathophysiology
- Knowledge of medication administration via IV, IM SQ and inhalation routes
- Knowledge of medication interactions (drug-drug and drug-food)
- Knowledge of infection control practices and aseptic/sterile techniques
- Knowledge of ROM exercises to help with rehabilitation of patients according to medical plan of care
- Knowledge of methods of effective communication with patients of all ages and socioeconomic levels
LPN CANNOT DO THE FOLLOWING INFUSION PRACTICES
- Cannot start any central venous lines including PICC
- Cannot administer solutions or medications through any implanted port or central line
- Cannot flush any central lines or PICC for patency
- Cannot change dressing and/or heparin lock caps on any central venous access device/line
- Cannot draw blood from any central venous access or PICC line
- Cannot discontinue or remove any central venous access device including PICC lines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
MEDIUM WORK; Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Field: Patients’ homes