Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse

Interim HealthCare
Published
September 12, 2020
Location
Atlanta, GA
Category
Job Type

Description

General Purpose:

Provides effective and efficient patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse and in accordance with the patient’s plan of care, applicable law and regulation, accepted standards of nursing practice, payor requirements and Interim HealthCare policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the patient.
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of the plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s).
  • Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care.
  • Recognizes and reports changes in the patient’s condition to the RN supervisor.
  • Counsels and educates the patient and family in meeting healthcare related needs.
  • Completes timely and accurate clinical notes including addressing patient’s progress.
  • Assists the RN or physician in performing specialized procedures and duties.
  • Assists the RN in carrying out the patient plan of care.
  • Assists the client in learning appropriate self-care techniques.
  • Follows accepted standards of nursing practice.
  • Effectively communicates with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team providing care to promote coordination of patient care and planning for discharge.
  • Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the current plan of care.
  • Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
  • Participates in in-services or training, as requested.
  • Participates in the Office’s Emergency Preparedness program, as requested.
  • Accesses protected health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities.  Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate of a practical (vocational) nursing program for LPN/LVN and has a current license as a LPN/LVN in the state(s) in which he/she practices
  • At least 1200 hours of experience as an LPN/LVN or completion of the Office's preceptor program.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Able to perform and provide evidence of current CPR certification for adults, children and infants.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the workforce, both clinical and non-clinical.
  • Able to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.
  • Able to read and interpret technical instructions related to the care of the patient.
  • Able to visually and aurally observe and assess the patient.
  • Able to effectively deal with multiple changes based on patient needs and scheduling.
  • Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.
  • Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport patient.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • Able to constantly travel within geographic area serviced by office from assignment to assignment.
  • Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient care per applicable law or regulation.
  • Work is normally performed in patient’s home, schools, or occupational settings.
  • Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Able to constantly stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely.
  • Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer patients. 
  • Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers or palm, e.g., manipulate pen, syringes, vials, knobs or objects.
  • Medium physical activity that may require occasional lifting, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs. in order to carry out daily job functions and related activities that may be required.
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