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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Norway, SC

Company: Professional Case Management
Location: Norway
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Sign on Bonus Available

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a state-approved school of practical/vocational nursing
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice as an LPN/LVN in the state(s) of employment
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in an acute care setting or equivalent experience
  • CPR certified
  • Demonstrated written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • If IV certified show evidence of advanced educational preparation and completion of course including supervised clinical
  • Licensed driver with good driving record and automobile insured in accordance with state and/or Agency requirements

    Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability
    • Provide nursing care as defined in the nurse practice act for an LPN/LVN and under the direction of a registered nurse
    • Client Assessment:
    • Contribute to assessment of client health status
    • Collect, report, and record objective/subjective client data
    • Observe client conditions or change in condition
    • Recognize and report changes in client condition to the case manager and physician as directed in a timely manner
    • Collect data and report signs and symptoms of deviation from normal health status
    • Assist in identification of health care problems and in formulating list of client needs/problems
    • Contribute to setting realistic short and long-term goals for assigned clients
    • Plan of care:
    • Follow the plan of care developed by a registered nurse
    • Participate in development of written plan of care
    • Recognize, understand and respect cultural, spiritual, and religious beliefs, needs, and rights to choose
    • Assist in identification of measures to support human function and maintain hygiene and comfort
    • Maintain environment conducive to client well-being
    • Assist in assuring access to community resources
    • Participate in the identification of priorities
    • Participate in reviewing and revising the plan of care
    • Implementation of the plan of care:
    • Carry our functions taught in an approved LPN/LVN program
    • Assist client with ADLs, encouraging self-care
    • Provide direct care, comfort measures, emotional support to patients who have a stable or predictable condition
    • Provide care, interventions, and communicate response of the client under direct supervision
    • Assist with rehabilitative activities including range of motion, alignment, proper body mechanics, and others as allowed by state of practice
    • Provide an environment conducive to safety and health
    • Administer prescribed treatment and medications, except by intravenous route (except IV certified LPN/LVN per advanced preparation)
    • Perform selected IV therapy functions as delegated and supervised by an RN
    • Document prescribed interventions and responses
    • Assist and provide reinforcement with client/family/other teaching
    • Maintain safe and effective care/environment for clients and coworkers:
    • Consult/seek guidance from RN and others as indicated
    • Initiate standard emergency procedures until RN or physician is available
    • Apply principles of asepsis and infection prevention and control
    • Participate in the development, revision and implementation of policies and procedures
    • Recognize and respond appropriately to potentially unsafe situations
    • Demonstrate safe practice in the use of equipment
    • Make recommendations on improvement of safety
    • Evaluate client response to interventions:
    • Evaluate effectiveness of common treatments/tasks, document and communicate outcomes of care given
    • Assist with the collection of evaluation data
    • Contribute to modification of plan of care
    • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals in providing client care
    • Communicate verbally and through complete and accurate documentation in the clinical record
    • Seek education/training or assistance with areas of concern
    • Perform job in compliance with Agency policies and procedures and professional and community standards:
    • Accept responsibility for professional nursing role
    • Follow applicable state and federal laws and agency standards
    • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
    • Refrain from discussing client or staff identities, conditions, or circumstances in public or with others who do not have a legitimate interest in the person
    • Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Agency Performance Improvement Program and pertinent PI activities
    • Attend meetings and continuing education offerings as required
    • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

      Please contact Shawna Fechtner at 866.902.7187 ext. 323 or at shawna.fechtner@procasemanagement.com today to learn more about our opportunities where you can make a difference and enjoy life on your own schedule and terms!

Keywords: Professional Case Management, Columbia , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Norway, SC, Healthcare , Norway, South Carolina

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