LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE

The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. 

Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides direct patient care as defined in the state Nurse Practice Act

Implements plan of care initiated by the registered nurse

Provides accurate and timely documentation consistent with the plan of care

Assesses and provides patient and family/caregiver education regarding self-care techniques and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care

Participates in coordination of home health services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for other disciplines

(HHA, OT, PT, MSW, ST, Dietician) to the registered nurse and/or Clinical Supervisor

Uses and/or prepares equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently adhering to aseptic technique

Participates in personal and professional growth and development

Performs other duties as assigned by the registered nurse

 

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.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate of an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program

 

Has three (3) years nursing experience.  Community/home health or medical/surgical experience is preferred

 

Currently licensed as a licensed practical nurse or licensed vocational nurse in the state

 

Possess and maintain valid CPR certification

 

Complies with accepted professional standards and practice

 

Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills

 

Licensed driver with automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with the organization requirements

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