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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job ID 
2016-1048
Client Location 
St. Louis, Mo
Shift(s) 
..
Branch/Office Location 
US-MO-Berkeley
Category 
Nurse- RN / LPN

More information about this job

Shift / Client Location

  • Graduate of an approved program of practical nursing.
  • Licensed as a graduate practical nurse in the state of Missouri, and in good standing with the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
  • 2 references
  • Passes all required background checks upon hire and throughout employment; including but not limited to: Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR), Employee Disqualification List (EDL), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Criminal/State Highway Patrol, E-Verify.
  • Must have current CPR certification for health care providers. No online cards accepted.
  • Must have negative TB reading upon hire that has been completed within the last year and repeated every year during employment with agency.
  • Must have a health physical upon hire that has been completed within the last 2 years and redone every 2 years during employment with agency.

Job Summary

The licensed practical nurse (LPN) provides skilled nursing care to clients in their homes and also assists in educating the client and family, in conjunction with the other members of the health care team. The LPN also functions as an assistant to the physician and registered professional nurse, and is supervised by the Clinical Nursing Supervisor. This position is considered variable hour in that the employee works on a pro re nata basis (PRN).

 

Requirements

Essential Functions:

  • Supports Advantage Nursing Service’s mission, philosophy, agency policies and service approach.
  • Provides direct client care using holistic approach, within the scope of knowledge and experience base.
  • Maintains client confidentiality in accordance with the agency’s HIPAA and confidentiality policies.
  • Follows all mandated reporter guidelines. Reports any suspicions of abuse and/or neglect to the abuse and neglect hotline.
  • Attends all staff meetings, case conferences and required in-services.
  • Follows the plan of treatment and nursing plan of care for each assigned client.
  • Follows all state, federal and agency guidelines.
  • Accurately reports and records the client’s condition and care, including documenting signs and symptoms which may be indicative of change.
  • Prepares clinical/progress notes on the day of the shift. Clinical/progress notes are due to the office per agency policy. Prepares summaries in cooperation with Clinical Nursing Supervisor.
  • Documents all services rendered to the client, notes changes in the client’s condition and/or family and home situation, evaluates client.
  • Assists the client, when assigned, with activities of daily living while teaching appropriate self-care techniques.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the client.
  • Consults with the attending physician and Clinical Nursing Supervisor concerning alteration of the plan of treatment and clinical situations at the client’s home.
  • Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of shifts with the agency.
  • Submits all clinical documentation on a weekly basis, per company policy, and other clinical record forms outlining the services rendered as indicated.
  • Notifies agency of absences due to illness, emergency leave, and scheduled vacations.
  • Contacts physician to obtain orders or clarify existing orders over the phone, notifies office of changes. Submits orders to office for Clinical Nursing Supervisor.
  • Administers prescribed medications. Maintains an ongoing knowledge of current drug therapy.
  • Contacts 911 immediately for life threatening situations. Notifies Clinical Supervisor when the client is stable.
  • Notifies Clinical Supervisor for the following: change in client’s condition, hospitalization, family problems affecting ability to give nursing care to the client, changes in client care (new orders), inability to be present for Clinical Nursing Supervisor’s visit at client’s home.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, to client, family and/or caregiver, supervisor and other health team members.
  • Ability to occasionally prepare meals and perform light housekeeping.
  • Other duties as assigned by Clinical Nursing Supervisor.

 

Functional Requirements:

  • Able to transfer, lift, move, and turn client to or from a bed, wheelchair, hoyer lift, toilet, tub, and shower frequently.
  • Requires varying degrees of pushing, pulling, and lifting due to differences in client weights.
  • Able to perform simple to difficult manipulative tasks.
  • Able to safely assist client with all ADL’s, transfers, and ambulation requiring good hand/eye coordination, steadiness, and ability to move in tight spaces, between objects and furniture.
  • Able to perform duties which require standing, walking, squatting, climbing stairs, bending, kneeling, twisting, sitting, reaching at, below, and over shoulder limits, and remain in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time.
  • Able to speak clearly and precisely.
  • Able to notice a physical and/or emotional change in the client’s condition.
  • Able to read a thermometer and B/P readings, count pulse/respirator rates.
  • Able to continuously perform physical functions from 20 to 45 minutes without a rest.
  • Able to remember multiple tasks and assignments throughout the duration of the entire shift.
  • Expected to respond to emergency situations involving the safety of the client.
  • Must be able to read 10 point or larger type.
  • Must be able to stoop and bend; must be able to lift and transfer clients up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to push and pull 100 lbs.
  • Must have reliable transportation to assigned client’s residence.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Must have vehicle insurance if driving to and from work.