LPN JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Classification

Non – Exempt

Objective: The main duties of LPNs are to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care for clients under their jurisdiction. They provide care to patients at a very personal level and have direct contact with patients on a daily basis. LPNs are required to work under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Qualifications included but not limited to:

  • Current Ga. License and graduate of an approved LPN/LVN school of nursing and certification of competence in medication administration via “NAPNE” or comparable med listing.
  • Minimum of one (1) year home health experience Two (2) satisfactory references from past employers.
  • Demonstration of satisfactory knowledge and competency for the delivery of services, treatments, documenting and teaching under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
  • Provides nursing care and services that is in accordance with SPHC patient care and general medical policies.
  • Assists the physician and/or Registered Nurse in the performance of specific procedures require by the patient and at an appropriate level for the LPN.
  • Accurately records patient’s condition in the Nurses notes.
  • Administers medications and treatments that are assigned by the Registered Nurse and/or Nursing Supervisor listed on the plan of care, and records these with accuracy and completeness.
  • 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.
  • Abides by administrative policies regarding nursing coverage and responsibilities, scheduling availability, and provides support to the Nursing Department as deemed appropriate.
  • When necessary, works on additional projects within scope of knowledge, as requested by Case Manager/Clinical Care Supervisor.

Administrator Duties and Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Recognizes and reports symptoms that indicate changes in the condition of the patient to the Case Manager.
  • Record the patients’ vital signs (including blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate)
  • Collect patient’s health information
  • Relay information between patients, registered nurses, and physicians
  • Test a patient’s blood sugar levels
  • Wound care and dressing changes delegated the staff RN
  • Monitor for changes in patients
  • Supervise care delivered by nurse aides as delegated by a registered nurse
  • Give prescribed medication or start intravenous fluids when authorized by a licensed physician, dentist or registered nurse
  • Proper documentation, and maintenance of patient’s medical records
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