Licensed Practical Nurse

   Posted: July 28, 2021    Location: Patchogue, NY    Department: Clinical    Reports to: Director of Patient Services    Job Type: Clinical

Job Description

The Licensed Practical Nurse is an important member of the Always Compassionate Home Care Agency, Inc. nursing service team. They tend to the physical and psychosocial needs of the patient and his/her family.  Under the guidance of a Registered Nurse, the LPN performs nursing treatments, provides supportive and restorative care, communicating with patients and families and reporting any and all signs and symptoms that can be used by the RN in making decisions about the nursing care of patients.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing.
  • Possession of current license to practice in NY state as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • A minimum of 1-year experience preferred.

Functional Abilities:

  • Assist with the preparation, implementation and continued evaluation of the care plan.
  • Observes, records and reports patient’s changes to the RN Supervisor
  • Perform household tasks directly essential to only the patient’s health needs:
    1. Meal preparation
    2. Maintain clean environment in patient’s room/area
    3. Maintain patient care equipment
    4. Maintain patient safety.
  • Use universal precautions

Working Environment:

  • General office with frequent telephone activity and use of the computer system.

Occupational Exposure:

  • Category 3 – This job has duties and responsibilities to perform tasks and procedures where occupational exposure does not occur.

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