Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Company: Arcadia Home Care and Staffing
Posted on: December 3, 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 requirements
15. 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
Administration. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Regularly required to
sit, stand and walk on variable surfaces. Regularly required to use
hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. Occasionally
required to reach beyond mid-line of body overhead/chest level.
Occasionally use hand controls including grip using one or both
hands. 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
adjust focus. 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 care 2. Current licensure in your state of employment. 3.
Satisfactory references 4. 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 certification Arcadia provides equal
employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for
employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type
without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin,
disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This
policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including
recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff,
recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Keywords: Arcadia Home Care and Staffing, Redding , Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Other , Redding, California
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