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