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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: NHC HomeCare - Clarksville
Location: Clarksville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

$3000.00 Sign on BonusDefinition:The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides skilled nursing services under the direction of the Registered Nurse. Line of Authority:Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing, Administrator/Director of Services; Regional Administrator; Director of Clinical Services, Vice President, HomeCareQualifications:Licensed Practical Nurse in the state where HomeCare agency is located Graduate of a state approved vocational education programOne year clinical experience is preferredPerformance Requirements:Ability to read, write, learn, absorb, and follow written orders and keep records in prescribed mannerAbility to be reaching, bending, squatting and twisting numerous times dailyAbility to lift 70-80 pounds on occasional basisAbility to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patientsAbility to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequatelyAbility to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterityAble to perform routine nursing proceduresMental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirementsMust have reliable personal transportation and be able to drive in inclement weather and variable road conditionsSpecific Responsibilities:Provides skilled nursing services as dictated by the plan of care and documents according to policy/proceduresInstructs the patient/caregiver in various aspects of patient care and disease management. Documents the patients/caregivers comprehension of and compliance with teachingObserves patient response to care/teaching and makes recommendations regarding revision of plan for patient care to the Registered NurseProvides and documents skilled nursing care according to the plan of care/physicians orders, policies/procedures and standards of careRecords and reports to the Registered Nurse symptoms, vital signs and other observations that may be indicative of care plan reactions and changesFollows and teaches infection control and safety policies and proceduresParticipates in on-going care coordination and maintains positive relationships with referral sources, physicians/other clinicians, patients/families, and other partnersParticipates with other nurses in taking weekend, night and holiday calls on a rotating basis, under the direction of a Registered NurseContinually strives to improve nursing care through participation in inservice activities, staff development activities and continuing learningServes on committees as assignedPerforms other duties as assigned by the RN / DON

Keywords: NHC HomeCare - Clarksville, Clarksville , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Clarksville, Tennessee

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