Licensed Practical Nurse – LPN

Chardon, Ohio

GENERAL SUMMARY

The LPN under the guidance of the registered nurse, is responsible for collecting data, assessing, planning, Implementing, documenting, and evaluating nursing care given to the patients.


TITLE:  Licensed Practical Nurse                                      FLSA: Non-Exempt, Part-time/Full-time/PRN


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Administer and chart medication, noting reactions, and records them.
  2. Notify the person in charge for anyone whose condition has become serious.
  3. Document and evaluates patients’ care (maintenance, restorative, rehabilitative):  Maintain accurate and complete records of nursing observations.  Maintain other reports including narcotic record, as necessary. Record pertinent data and relays it to the next shift before leaving the unit.
  4. Keep patients’ information as confidential material.
  5. Make rounds to assess condition and needs of patients, evaluates patient care being done, observes personnel giving care, accompanies visitors.
  6. Make a nursing care plan that individualizes patient care, recognizes patients’ needs (long and short-term), is accurate, concise, current, and comprehensible.
  7. Make assignments based on needs of patients, capabilities of patient care personnel, experience and potential of personnel, time necessary to complete care, learning needs of patients and personnel, continuity of patient care, location of patients and number of personnel available.
  8. Give direct patient care to determine patients’ needs and condition demonstrate and teach correct nursing skill to patient care personnel, evaluate care given, communicate with patient, teach patient and act as model for patient-care personnel.
  9. Use leadership skills so that medications, linens, supplies, and equipment are readily available; patient care is coordinated with other departments (P.T. and Diet Kitchen); patients are available for treatment, medications, etc.; patient care personnel are informed of changes.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  1. Graduate of an approved school of Practical Nursing. Shall hold a current license to practice nursing as an LPN in Ohio. Shows genuine interest in geriatric nursing.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to provide care for patients, stand for long periods of time, and be able to walk/run long distances in the event of an emergency.  Basic patient care includes grooming, toileting, lifting/repositioning of a patient, and the ability to lift items/equipment with a weight of up to 50 lbs.


WORKING CONDITIONS

This is a part-time/full-time/PRN position will require occasional variance from regular office hours to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.  Must be able to work in busy office setting with numerous interruptions.


ACCOUNTABILITY LPN reports directly to the Director of Nursing.

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