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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN)

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Dover
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) is responsible for providing and documenting skilled nursing care, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, in accordance with the developed care plan and physicians orders for each individual patient while adhering to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times.

Essential Job Functions
Responsible for the delivery and coordination of quality patient care in compliance with physician orders.
Continuously observes and assesses patient condition and care needs and reports changes in condition to the supervisor and/or physician as appropriate.
Documents all activities, assessments, nursing actions, responses and coordination of care in a timely manner whenever care is delivered.
Participate, implement and update the nursing care plan.
Takes appropriate nursing action based on assessment and achieves expected outcomes.
Recognizes changes in patient needs and responses requiring intervention and implements care to prevent risk or reduce risk.
Accepts responsibility for personal and professional accountability by complying with Aveanna policies, state and federal regulations, accrediting bodies and the Nurse Practice Act.
Provide care utilizing infection control measures that protect both the staff and the patient according to OSHA standards.
Educates the patient and family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, and prevention strategies, and in meeting the patient's nursing needs.
Maintain knowledge of competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs, continued education units, internal learning management skills and skill evaluations.

Requirements
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Current, unrestricted state license as a Licensed Nurse in the state of practice
Current CPR certification
Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures
Additional state specific requirements:
South Carolina - One (1) year of pediatrics experience
California - One (1) year of experience required working under current nursing license
Louisiana - One (1) year of experience required working as a licensed nurse
Continuing Education as required by state

Preferences
Six (6) months of recent experience as a Licensed Nurse in a clinical care setting
Home health experience

Other Skills/Abilities
Attention to detail
Time Management
Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution
Good organization and communication skills

Physical Requirements
Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English
Must be able to travel
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance
Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting
Must be able to sit and climb stairs
Must have visual and hearing acuity
Must have strong sense of smell and touch
Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance
Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport

Environment
Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions
Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Associated topics: lead, license, licensed, licensed vocational, mtp, nurse iii, nurse iv, pediatrics, practical nurse, practical nurse lpn

Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Wilmington , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN), Healthcare , Dover, Delaware

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