Licensed Practical Nurse
Company: Mays Home Health
Posted on: November 19, 2021
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Is currently licensed as a licensed
practical nurse or licensed vocational nurse in the State. Prefer
one year pediatric nursing experience. Community/home health or
medical/surgical experience is preferred. Administer medications,
take and record vitals/physical assessment. Work with pediatricians
to ensure that proper treatment is administered at all times.
Ensure safety of children at all times. Provide emotional support
to children and families. Assist child with daily care such as
grooming, bathing, toileting. Provide one on one patient care.
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate skills for communicating with
individual ages of those served. Complies with accepted
professional standards and practice. Possesses and maintains good
physical stamina and mental health. Has completed the agency
pre-employment health clearance. Is self-directed with the ability
to work with little supervision; has good organizational skills. Is
flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation. Must be a
licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance
with state and/or Agency requirements and is in good working order.
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES The licensed practical/vocational
nurse furnishes services in accordance with agency policies,
prepares clinical and progress notes, assists the physician and
registered nurse in performing specialized procedures, prepares
equipment and materials for treatments observing aseptic technique
as required; and assists the patient in learning appropriate
self-care techniques. (COP 484.30(b)) RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Provides safe home health services to patients/clients and
families/caregivers. Implements plan of care initiated by the RN
Clinical Supervisor in collaboration with the physician. Assists
the registered nurse or physician in carrying out the plan of care.
Develops, prepares, and maintains individualized patient/client
care documentation consistent with the plan of care. Submits
accurate documentation. Assesses and provides patient/client and
family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis
and plan of care as established by the registered nurse. .
Documentation addresses problems identified in the on going
assessment or provides documentation of rationale for not doing so.
Documentation reflects communication and condition of the patient.
Assists the patient/client and family/caregiver in learning home
nursing procedures, self-care techniques and other care needs as
appropriate to the patient's/client's condition. Provides
medication, diet and other instructions as directed by the
registered nurse and ordered by the physician. Uses equipment and
supplies effectively and efficiently. Participates in personal
professional growth and development. Responsible for keeping
current in nursing trends and knowledge. Participates in In-service
programs. Participates in Quality Improvement program of the
agency. Can verbalize own responsibilities and activities.
Participates in public relations and community activities that
promote the Agencies role as an effective member of the health care
delivery system. The above statements are intended to be a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities
performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be
requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in
this description. WORKING CONDITIONS Exposure to infectious
diseases. Home environment In and out of automobile. This position
has been designated Class I Field staff position (see
Infection/Exposure Control Plan). Employees performing Class I
Field staff position duties may be involved in potential exposure
to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious
materials. All Class I Field staff position employees will be
offered Hepatitis B vaccination at no expense to the employee.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Visual/hearing ability sufficient to
comprehend written/verbal communication. Ability to perform tasks
involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting and
extensive bending and standing. Ability to deal effectively with
stress. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Must meet the required
continuing education hours for state certification as a nurse in
Texas as applicable. Agency personnel are expected to participate
in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or
required by their immediate supervisor. In addition, agency
personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other
educational activities to enhance job related skills and abilities.
All agency personnel must attend mandatory educational
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