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LPN Duties & Responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid LPN license (Florida State Board of Nursing)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • One year of clinical-based experience, a specialty of home health ideal
  • Successfully completed a 30-hour IV therapy course.
  • Must successfully pass an AHCA Level 2 screening for this position.
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Clean driving record 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides direct and individualized nursing care to assigned patients based on nursing standards and under the supervision of the Director of Nursing and/or a Registered Nurse designee.
  • Implements plan of care formulated by physician and RN.
  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of home health services to patients/clients and families/caregivers.
  • Participates in coordination of home health services with RN and clinical management.
  • Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.
  • Discusses health care with patient.
  • Provides basic medical and nursing care such as checking blood pressure and inserting catheters.
  • Ensures the comfort of patients by helping them bathe or dress.
  • Reports status of patients to physicians and RNs
  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of home health services to patients/clients and families/caregivers.
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation consistent with plan of care.
  • Assesses and provides patient/client and family caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Able to speak, read, and write in English • Able to read assignments and follow directions • Able to communicate clearly and respond to patient’s spoken needs • Able to physically transfer, lift or assist patients with an average weight of 160 pounds with or without the aid of mechanical devices. • Able to spend 80% of the work standing and/or moving around. • Able to walk, climb stairs bend, and squat to perform essential job functions.

This Job Classification will have a potential risk for occupational exposure to blood and potential infectious body fluids, protective equipment will be provided by our agency to limit exposure and will promote self-protection in the delivery of Home Health Care, to provide appropriate treatment to home health care workers in the event of exposure incident and to promote compliance with the universal precautions.

Able to concentrate on detail with frequent interruptions. • Able to follow, complete and recall daily outlines and requirements • Able to comprehend and utilize professional education materials • Able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position