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LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse

** FULL-TIME ~~ BENEFITS ~~ AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY **

Position Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care, treatment and procedures for clients in the home within the scope of training, State licensure and agency policy. Performs duties as directed by Case Manager or Clinical Team Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Registered Nurse or Physician in performing specialized procedures and duties.
  • Provides prescribed nursing care procedures to assigned clients.
  • Participates in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating client care in collaboration with an RN.
  • Provides health teaching and assist the clients and families in learning self-care techniques.
  • Communicates and documents findings in a factual, concise and timely manner per agency policy.
  • Documents services, client condition and response to treatment.
  • Demonstrates safety precautions in compliance with OSHA, CHAP, and Federal and State standards.
  • Prepares clinical and progress notes.
  • Operates medical equipment correctly for client care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate client care.
  • Obtains medical orders which are carried out promptly.
  • Recognizes and communicates changes and potential client problems in a timely manner, utilizing the proper chain of command.
  • Uses good hand washing and aseptic techniques.
  • Performs client care duties proficiently and safely; administering medications, performing procedures and treatments per agency policy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Participates in the PI program by utilizing suggestion boxes, customer service, and brings matters to attention of management staff.
  • Updates management regarding potential problems or concerns. Also responsible for consulting with clinicians or managers as needed.
  • Maintains an understanding of the company’s scope of services.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary conferences as required.
  • Submits clinical documentation in a timely manner according to agency policy.
  • Maintains a professional image.
  • Uses appropriate phone etiquette.
  • Promotes a customer friendly atmosphere for all visitors and ensures client confidentiality at all times.
  • Participates in call schedule according to needs of the agency.
  • Participates in accreditation program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in in-service program.

Skills:

  • Self-Starter – Takes initiative identifies needs of co-workers and customers and solves problems.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths ands weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

 

Education/Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited LPN program required.
  • Minimum one year nursing experience.
  • One year home care experience preferable

Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:

  • Current LPN license in the State of Florida.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Current driver’s license and valid auto insurance.
  • Completion of 25 CEU’s bi-annually.

Working Conditions:

  • Office/Home Environment. May be exposed to biological hazards.
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