Statement of Position/Position Summary
The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is responsible for assisting in planning for the patient’s care under the direction of the RN. The LVN will provide skilled nursing care as directed by the RN and as described in the interdisciplinary plan of care, and will reinforce appropriate care techniques.
Qualifications and Education requirements
- Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.
- Current State of Minnesota LVN license.
- Two years recent (within the past five years) nursing experience in acute, long-term care or home care/hospice, with at least one in home-care preferred.
- Must be able to work independently, have demonstrated patient teaching skills and strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Computer proficiency and a working knowledge of Point of Care programs required.
- Current CPR certification.
- Valid TX Driver’s License and daily access to a reliable and insured vehicle.
Position Role and Responsibilities
- Maintain up to date patient records to ensure that all patient issues are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
- Recognize and interpret symptoms and institute remedial measures within the scope/limits of a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of TX and report significant changes in the patient condition to the PCP immediately.
- Administer medication and treatments as ordered by the physician, with the exception of IV push medication. LVN must pass competency for intravenous/subcutaneous administration of medication via continuous infusion.
- Reinforce appropriate interventions, medications, effects and side effects to patient, caregiver, volunteers and other as appropriate as directed by the RN.
- Participate in the interdisciplinary team (IDT) meeting to include exchange of information, review of problems, and sharing of professional support.
- Responsible for maintenance of electronic medical records, assuring accuracy, completeness and compliance with regulations, certification standards, legal and ethical standards.
- Support, instruct and educate the patient, family, and caregiver.
- Provide holistic, family-centered care across treatment settings to improve the quality of life.
- Consult and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and others involved in the patients care.
- Provide care consistent with CMS and the State of Texas standards of practice for home health programs.
- Adhere to all Physicians Choice Health Services policies and procedures.
- Maintain absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to patients, families, and staff and adhere to all HIPPA rules.
- Display a positive and professional image and attitude in all relationships with patients, families, peers and in the community.
- Serve as an ambassador for Physicians Choice Health Services at all times.
- Demonstrate ongoing responsibility for self-education.
- Assume responsibility for the promotion of the home health concept in the community and with other agencies and professionals.
- Participate in the Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Program (QAPI), as requested.
- Maintains patient and personal safety regarding occupational health and safety.
- Participate in orientation of new employees.
- Participate in volunteer orientations, training and education as requested.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
ADA Requirements (essential functions)
Lifting More than 25 lbs, routinely
More than 50 lbs, occasionally
Transfer 150 lb. or greater patient weight
Bend, stoop, squat, and/or twist repeatedly throughout day
Use of telephone
Working under pressure
Use of keyboard/computer, printer, fax, copier
Position requires close work; finger dexterity; adequate hearing and vision (with or without correction).
Cognitive or Mental Requirements
The following cognitive or mental requirements are necessary on a daily basis:
- Critical thinking
- Drawing conclusions from written or computer generated materials
- Analyzing data or report information
- Creating methodologies for accomplishing a goal
- Conducting research
- Implementing recommendations by coordinating persons and/or other resources
- Developing plans, procedures, goals, strategies, or processes
- Directing activities of others to accomplish a goal
- Clear verbal articulation
- Indoors, at a patient's bedside
- Travel required; will require transportation to get to various work sites
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases
- Skin contact with solvents or other chemicals such as alcohol, acetone, detergents, bleach, and latex gloves
- Exposure to medical equipment with the risk of lacerations or punctures
Role: Home Health - Field LVN - PRN - Dallas
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