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Energetic And Compassionate Nurse (LPN)? Apply Today

Full Time
Responsibilities Administers quality, skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in the home and in accordance with physician orders and the Plan of Care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Director, Professional Services. Performs all functions in a professional and ethical manner and collaborates with other members of the health care team to ensure the provision of quality patient care. 1. Under the direction of a RN, provides patient care and identifies the physical, psycho-social, and environmental needs of patients. 2. Verifies Plan of Care prior to each visit and provides care according to the physician's orders, assessment data, established standards and guidelines and documents accordingly. Incorporates short and long term goals as established by the Plan of Care into nursing care, as evidenced by documentation in the nursing notes. 3. Performs an ongoing assessment during each visit and documents data in patient medical records. Communicates significant findings, problems, or changes in the patient's condition to the supervising RN and/or Director of Professional Services and the physician and documents all findings, communications and appropriate interventions. Documents nursing interventions including patient response. 4. Assesses patient/caregiver's knowledge of disease process, treatment regimen and/or medication administration. Provides basic and specialized teaching as ordered in the Plan of Care and based on the patient's needs. Identifies and recommends other disciplines needed for quality care of the patient. 5. Performs with current standards of practice and with the agency's policies and procedures. Ensures that all nursing notes, supply logs/visit logs are accurate and turned into the office according to agency policy. 6. Prioritizes patients' schedules based on patient needs and provides services in an efficient, timely manner to all assigned patients. Demonstrates effective time management skills by completing patient assignments and documentation within projected time frames and arrives to appointments on schedule. 7. Demonstrates knowledge of emergency procedures and responds appropriately. 8. Demonstrates commitment, professional growth and competency. Attends scheduled meetings, in-services, workshops, etc.