Pinnacle Home Care, Inc.

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (Private Duty) - Mobile Personal Services

    Job Locations US-FL-Trinity
    Job ID
    2018-1181
    # of Openings
    3
    Posted Date
    5 days ago(12/11/2018 8:09 PM)
    Category
    LPN
  • Overview

    Duties of Position:

     

    1. Provides skilled nursing care under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse.

     

    2. Performs selected skilled actions in the provision of curative, rehabilitative, palliative or preventative nursing care.

     

    3. Is responsible and accountable for making decisions that are based on the individual's nursing experience and educational preparation.

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provides nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and according to the plan of care derived from physician's orders and Registered Nurse assessment.  Nursing Care includes physical care, emotional support, and patient and family education.
    • Recognizes and reports symptoms that indicate changes in the condition of the patient to the Registered Nurse.
    • Provides nursing care and services that is in accordance with Agency patient care and general medical policies.
    • Assists the physician and/or Registered Nurse in the performance of specific procedures require by the patient and at an appropriate level for the LPN.
    • Adheres to strict aseptic technique when performing treatments requiring its use.
    • Provides patients with the knowledge and assistance to learn appropriate self care techniques.
    • Accurately records patient's condition in the Nurses notes.
    • Observes, records and reports to the appropriate professional the symptoms, reaction and changes including:
      • General physical and mental condition of patients, and signs and symptoms which may be indicative of untoward changes; and
      • Stresses in human relationships between patients, between patients and personnel, and between patients and their families and visitors.
    • Performs selected nursing procedures such as:
      • Administration of medications and treatments prescribed by the physician: and
      • preparation and care of patients receiving specialized treatments administered by the physician or the professional nurse.
    • Assists with the rehabilitation of patients according to the medical care plan through being aware of and encouraging the interests and special aptitudes of patients; encouraging patients to help themselves within their own capabilities in performing activities of daily living; knowledge and application of the principles of prevention of deformities, the normal range of motion, body mechanics, and body alignment.
    • Promotes cooperative effort among personnel by understanding the functions of other persons involved in patient care and by active participation in team and staff conferences when appropriate.
    • Administers medications and treatments that are assigned by the Registered Nurse and/or Nursing Supervisor listed on the plan of care, and records these with accuracy and completeness. Maintains the patient's equipment and room as necessary for patient care and safety.
    • Participates in regular performance evaluations with Clinical Supervisor.
    • Maintains a continuing knowledge of competencies related to the nursing profession by participation in in-service and educational programs, conferences, workshops and professional organizations.
    • Understands human relationships between and among patients and personnel, patients and families, families and personnel; recognizes and understands cultural backgrounds and spiritual needs, respects the religious beliefs of individual patients.
    • Abides by administrative policies regarding nursing coverage and responsibilities, scheduling availability, and provides support to the Nursing Department as deemed appropriate.
    • When necessary, works on additional projects within scope of knowledge, as requested by Clinical Supervisor.
    • All other duties as assigned.

     

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    Communicating

    Information Gathering

    Judgment/Decision Making

    Time Management

    Problem Solving

    Organization Skills

     

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Must meet all agency regulations through out tenure.

     

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Graduate of an accredited LPN program and currently licensed in the state of Florida. 

    • Must have one year of recent experience in an acute care agency.
    • (2) Satisfactory references from previous employers.
    • Possess and maintain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

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