Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Company: Arcadia Home Care and Staffing
Posted on: November 4, 2019
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Licensed Practical Nurse / Licensed
Vocational Nurse delivers patient care under the guidelines of the
specific state Nurse Practice Act and as appropriate to provide
services in accordance with Agency policies under the direction of
the Registered Nurse.--DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Provides nursing
care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and according to
the plan of care derived from physician's orders and Registered
Nurse assessment. Nursing Care includes physical care, emotional
support, and patient and family education.2. Recognizes and reports
symptoms that indicate changes in the condition of the patient to
the Nursing Supervisor and/or Case Manager and/or physician as
appropriate.3. Provides nursing care and services that is in
accordance with Agency patient care and general medical policies.4.
Assists the physician and/or Registered Nurse in the performance of
specific procedures required by the patient and at an appropriate
level for the LPN / LVN.5. Adheres to strict aseptic technique when
performing treatments requiring its use.6. Provides patients with
the knowledge and assistance to learn appropriate self-care
techniques.7. Accurately records patient's condition in the Nurses
notes using problem oriented charting in designated documentation
format.8. Observes, records and reports to the appropriate
professional the symptoms, reactions and changes including: a.
General physical and mental condition of patients, and signs and
symptoms which may be indicative of untoward changes; and b.
Stresses in human relationships between patients, between patients
and personnel, and between patients and their families and
visitors.9. Performs selected nursing procedures, such as:a.
Administration of medications and treatments prescribed by the
physician; and b. Preparation and care of patients receiving
specialized treatments administered by the physician or the
professional nurse.10. Assists with the rehabilitation of patients
according to the medical care plan through: a. Being aware of and
encouraging the interests and special aptitudes of patients; b.
Encouraging patients to help themselves within their own
capabilities in performing activities of daily living; c. Knowledge
and application of the principles of prevention of deformities, the
normal range of motion, body mechanics, and body alignment.11.
Promotes cooperative effort among personnel by understanding the
functions of other persons involved in patient care and by active
participation in team and staff conferences when appropriate.12.
Administers medications, IV's (when allowed by state regulation)
and treatments, observing aseptic techniques adequately, that are
assigned by the Registered Nurse and/or Nursing Supervisor listed
on the plan of care, and records these with accuracy and
completeness.13. Maintains the patient's equipment and room as
necessary for patient care and safety.14. Participates in staff
in-service programs, per state regulations or program
requirements15. Participates in regular performance evaluations
with Nursing Supervisor.16. Maintains a continuing knowledge of
competencies related to the nursing profession by participation in
in-service and educational programs, conferences, workshops and
professional organizations.17. Understands human relationships
between and among patients and personnel, patients and families,
families and personnel; recognizes and understands cultural
backgrounds and spiritual needs, respects the religious beliefs of
individual patients.18. Abides by administrative policies regarding
nursing coverage and responsibilities, scheduling availability, and
provides support to the Nursing Department as deemed
appropriate.19. When necessary, works on additional projects within
scope of knowledge, as requested by Nursing Supervisor or Agency
- Regularly required to sit, stand and walk on variable
- Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and
talk or hear.
- Occasionally required to reach beyond mid-line of body
- Occasionally use hand controls including grip using one or both
- Occasionally climb ramps or stairs or use foot controls.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close,
distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to
- Employees are required to utilize universal safety precautions
while performing their job tasks.
- Ability to lift, push, pull and carry a minimum of 50 lbs
- Ability to stoop and bend up to 2.5 hours per 8 hour shift
EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:--1. Minimum of six (6) months recent work
experience, preferably in home care2. Current licensure in your
state of employment.3. Satisfactory references4. Satisfactory
completion of Agency-LPN/LVN Qualifying Exam.5. Proof of
satisfactory completion of an approved pharmacology course (i.e.,
NAPNES) may be requested.6. Current CPR
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