Choice Health Care Position Description
Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Care
Reports to: Staff Coordinator/RN Case Manager
Current Ohio License and graduate of an approved LPN/LVN school of nursing
and certification of competence in medication administration via "NAPNE"
or comparable med listing.
Minimum of one (1) year hospital experience and one (1) year home care
Two (2) satisfactory references from past employers.
Demonstration of satisfactory knowledge and competency for the delivery of
services, treatments, and teaching under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
Delivery of patient care as appropriate to provide services in accordance
with Agency policies under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
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 Case Manager.
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
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:
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 b y 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
Participates in staff inservice programs. (Must attend 12 hours annually).
Participates in regular performance evaluations with Case Manager.
Maintains a continuing knowledge of competencies related to the nursing
profession by participation in inservice 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 Case Manager/Clinical Care Supervisor.