New Albany, IN
Summary of expectations for our Licensed Vocational Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN)
- The Licensed Vocational Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN) works under the close supervision of registered nurses where they perform many of the same tasks as the nursing assistants.
- In addition to providing basic care to patients, LPN’s also perform more advanced duties. These include monitoring the respiration, blood pressure, temperature, oxygen levels and heart rates of their patients.
- LPN’s are also responsible for inserting catheters, treating bedsores, giving injections, administering medications and changing bandages.
- Experienced LPN’s might be responsible for developing care plans for patients.
- The Licensed Vocational Nurse / LPN’s are responsible for implementing the clinical plan of care to impact quality outcomes for their residents.
- Utilize nursing knowledge and skills in the safe implementation of basic preventative therapeutic and rehabilitative nursing care of assigned patient/family as evidenced by documentation and observation of positive patient care outcomes.
- Perform delegated independent nursing functions using established procedures, policies, guidelines and standards as observed by the registered nurse.
- Administer medication accurately, observing patient response, as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and lack of negative outcomes.
- Maintain and coordinate communication among patient/significant other, staff and physician as evidenced within medical record, client and health care team feedback.
- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
- Valid registration as an LVN/ LPN in the state of Practice
- Completion of relevant state Board of Nursing approved.
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