LPN Home Health - Pensacola

Location: Pensacola, Florida
Date Posted: 09-13-2011
Department:    Home Health
 
Position Title:  LPN
 
Immediate Supervisor: Registered Nurse, Director of Professional Services
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
Provides skilled nursing care to patients in the home setting under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Provides service in accordance with care in the home philosophy, standards and policies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Provides skilled nursing in the home as ordered on the plan of treatment and nursing care plan.
*Functions as a team member demonstrating collaboration with, and responsibility to patient, physician, and interdisciplinary team.
*Adheres to all agency, payroll, billing and documentation policies and procedures.
*Participates in agency’s other mandated activities, as requested by RN Patient Care Coordinator or Director of Nursing , including inservices.
*Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs to the standard of care for patient’s age.
*Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical position.
*Assist client in learning the appropriate self care techniques
*Report changes in the client’s condition to the registered nurse
*Addresses and supports cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy.
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
• Current state licensure as a LVN/LPN.
• Prior home healthcare experience is preferred.
• Valid state driver’s license and reliable automobile.
• Proof of current automobile insurance.
• Current health certificate.
• Current CPR card.
• Flexible, yet organized, with ability to exercise sound judgment.
• Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
• Additional languages preferred.
• Knowledge of general nursing practice.
• For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment.


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