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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Altoona
Posted on: January 6, 2020

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.

Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Altoona , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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