Job Details


Requisition Number 17-0081
Post Date 12/5/2017
Title Home Health LPN Field Nurse
Employment Type 40 Hours Full Time
City Lawton
State OK
Description
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides nursing care and teaching to patients and families. He/She also functions as an assistant to the physician and registered nurse, and is supervised by the RN, the Home Health Clinical Supervisor, or other administrator as assigned.


Qualifications

- Graduate of an approved program of practical/vocational nursing.

- Licensed as a licensed graduate practical nurse in the State of Oklahoma.

- One year of experience as a nurse preferred.

- Current CPR required.


Responsibilities

- Participates in the planning and coordination of total patient care in conjunction with the RN and the physician's plan of treatment.

- Follows the nursing care plan for each assigned patient.

- Observes the patient; evaluates the care of the patient; applies his/her knowledge of nursing skills to the patients to whom he/she is assigned.

- Accurately reports and records the patient's condition and care, including signs and symptoms which may be indicative of change.

- Prepares clinical/progress notes on the day of the visit and incorporates it in the clinical record.

- Assists the patient with the activities of daily living while teaching appropriate self-care techniques.

- Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.

- Provides optimum physical and emotional environment.

- Assists the physician and registered nurse in complex nursing situations.

- Participates in case conference, in-service, and other programs and meetings as needed.

- Performs within limits of preparation and experience.

- Confirm, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the nurse to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel.

- Perform treatments and specialized procedures as assigned per physician's plan of car including preparation of equipment and materials for treatments observing aseptic technique as required.

- Demonstrates competency/experience signed by an RN or specific training program director.

- Maintains privacy and adheres to all HIPAA policies.

- Complies with OSHA standards.

- Other duties as assigned.


Organizational Relationship

- Reports to Clinical Supervisor, Case Manager, or other Administrator as assigned.


Special Requirements

- Must have a car with required insurance coverage and a state driver's license or reliable transportation.


Functional Abilities

- Able to communicate verbally and in writing to the extent required by the position.

- Able to physically perform the duties required by the position.

- Able to travel to prospective patients' residences.

- Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.

- Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.

- Requires the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.

- Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.

- Requires working under stressful conditions and working irregular hours.

- Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.

- Physical demands are in excess of those for light duty work.






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