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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Greater New York Nursing is a comprehensive care management company serving healthcare partners and patient communities throughout the Tristate area. Giving care from a strong position of skill, knowledge and specialty, our RNs and LPNs keep patients safe, dignified, comfortable and better able to face longevity.

Supervised by: Director of Clinical Services 

 

Job Summary:  Private Duty Nurse
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.

Responsibilities:

  • Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures
  • Implements the nursing care plan for each patient
  • Provides nursing services, treatments and diagnostic and preventive procedures as assigned
  • Initiates preventive 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 patient and family/significant others 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 service 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 services as scheduled
  • Takes on-call duty, nights, weekends and holidays as assigned

Is responsible for:

  • Submitting any changes in schedule to Director of Nursing /Nursing Supervisor on a daily basis
  • 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 and submits clinical and progress notes per Policy
  • Assists the physician and RN in performing specialized procedures
  • Prepares equipment and materials for treatments
  • Observes aseptic technique as required

Qualifications:

  • Degree of Completion of School of Practical (Vocational) Nursing
  • License and State Registration
  • CPR Certificate
  • Proof of Malpractice Insurance
  • Minimum of one 6mons. experience

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