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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN)

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Allentown
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Position Overview The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) is responsible for providing and documenting skilled nursing care, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, in accordance with the developed care plan and physicians orders for each individual patient while adhering to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times. Essential Job Functions --- Responsible for the delivery and coordination of quality patient care in compliance with physician orders. --- Continuously observes and assesses patient condition and care needs and reports changes in condition to the supervisor and/or physician as appropriate. --- Documents all activities, assessments, nursing actions, responses and coordination of care in a timely manner whenever care is delivered. --- Participate, implement and update the nursing care plan. --- Takes appropriate nursing action based on assessment and achieves expected outcomes. --- Recognizes changes in patient needs and responses requiring intervention and implements care to prevent risk or reduce risk. --- Accepts responsibility for personal and professional accountability by complying with Aveanna policies, state and federal regulations, accrediting bodies and the Nurse Practice Act. --- Provide care utilizing infection control measures that protect both the staff and the patient according to OSHA standards. --- Educates the patient and family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, and prevention strategies, and in meeting the patient's nursing needs. --- Maintain knowledge of competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs, continued education units, internal learning management skills and skill evaluations. Requirements --- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. --- Current, unrestricted state license as a Licensed Nurse in the state of practice --- Current CPR certification --- Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures Additional state specific requirements: --- South Carolina - One (1) year of pediatrics experience --- California - One (1) year of experience required working under current nursing license --- Louisiana - One (1) year of experience required working as a licensed nurse --- Continuing Education as required by state Preferences --- Six (6) months of recent experience as a Licensed Nurse in a clinical care setting --- Home health experience Other Skills/Abilities --- Attention to detail --- Time Management --- Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution --- Good organization and communication skills Physical Requirements --- Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English --- Must be able to travel --- Must be able to lift 50 pounds --- Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance --- Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting --- Must be able to sit and climb stairs --- Must have visual and hearing acuity --- Must have strong sense of smell and touch --- Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance --- Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport Environment --- Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions --- Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases Other Duties --- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Allentown , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN), Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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