Provides quality and safe delivery of home care services under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
Required: Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program and one (1) year LPN experience in a home health/hospice, skilled nursing or acute setting.
Additional Requirements: Current Negative TB Test; current in all immunizations; pass criminal history check; pass drug screening.
Knowledge of: Practical nursing techniques and methods; methods used in implementing resident care program objectives; medications and treatments used in patient care; infection control procedures; mental or behavioral characteristics of physically or mentally disabled people.
Skill in: Communicating effectively in both verbal and written form; adapting to changing situations; assessing patients and monitoring performance; comprehending and interpreting records/documents; listening effectively; problem solving; troubleshooting; time management; multi-tasking.
Ability to: Follow verbal and written instructions; observe and record information used to make clinical and program staff decisions; observe and evaluate conditions, reactions and changes in the physical and mental conditions of patients; maintain appropriate attitudes and conduct necessary to the welfare of patients; maintain records and prepare reports; communicate effectively; maintain confidentiality.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
May face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases. May treat patients that are confused, irrational, agitated, and/or uncooperative.