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PRN Field Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) OCALA

Company: The Avante Group
Location: Ocala
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Job Description:

OCALA- PRN

JOB SUMMARY:

A qualified Licensed Practical Nurse administers skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Services are furnished in accordance with Agency policies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate of a state approved school of practical (vocational) nursing and currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.

Minimum of one (1) year experience in nursing, preferred.

Acceptance of philosophy and goals of this Agency.

Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures.

Implements the nursing care plan for each patient.

Provides nursing services, treatments, diagnostic and preventative procedures as assigned.

Initiated preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate.

Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and RN reactions to treatments, including drugs and changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.

Teaches and counsels the patients and family/significant other regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient at home.

Evaluates with registered nurse the effectiveness of the LPN’s nursing services to the patient and family under the guidance of the registered nurse.

Maintains accurate and complete records of observations, treatments, and care of patient.

Participates in medical record audit as assigned.

Attends staff meetings, patient care conferences and in service as scheduled.

Takes on-call duty, nights, weekends, and holidays as assigned.

Is responsible for:

·         Submitting any changes in schedule to Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor daily.

·         Participating in patient care conferences to discuss the need for involvement of other members of the health team, such as physical therapist or speech language pathologist.

Prepares clinical and progress notes.

Assists the physician and RN in performing specialized procedures.

Prepares equipment and materials for treatments.

Observes aseptic technique as required.

Assists the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques.

All PRN candidates need to work at least one weekend a month, 2 holidays a year

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by: Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor/RN’s

RISK EXPOSURE:

High Risk

All candidates need to be willing and able to treat Covid patients in home.

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:

Ability to participate in physical activity.

Ability to work for extended periods of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.

Heavy lifting.

Ability to do extensive bending, lifting, and standing on a regular basis.

 

Avante provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, Veterans' status, national origin, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender, genetic information or any other category protected by law. In addition to federal requirements, Avante complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



Avante expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, Veterans' status or any other category protected by law. Improper interference with the ability of Avante's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline, up to and including, discharge.

 

 

Keywords: The Avante Group, Ocala , PRN Field Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) OCALA, Other , Ocala, Florida

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