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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN)

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Scranton
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Job Description:

Position OverviewThe 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 proceduresAdditional 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 statePreferences* Six (6) months of recent experience as a Licensed Nurse in a clinical care setting* Home health experienceOther Skills/Abilities* Attention to detail* Time Management* Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution* Good organization and communication skillsPhysical 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 transportEnvironment* 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 diseasesOther 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, Scranton , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN), Healthcare , Scranton, Pennsylvania

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