Summary & Objective
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatment, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient and/or resident care outcomes.
- Provides direct patient and/or resident care as defined in the state nurse Practice Act
- Conducts an individualized patient and/or resident evaluation and evaluates the total needs of the patient and/or resident, prioritizing the data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs within 24 hours of admission.
- Implements an interim plan of care for the patient and/or resident.
- Evaluates and provide patient and/or resident and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care.
- Complete thorough documentation of patient and/or resident care, including nursing intervention, patient and/or resident's patient's response, needs, problems, capabilities, limitations and progress towards goals in a timely manner
- Continuously evaluates patient and/or resident's status and reports changes of patient/resident's condition to Registered Nurse.
- Performs appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.
- Ensure supplies, medications and equipment is properly stored.
- Answers call lights within appropriate established timeframe.
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Administers medications and treatments according to nursing policies and procedures.
- Provide orientation on a regular basis to new employees.
- Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings as required.
- Reports patient and/or resident's condition to appropriate personnel during each shift.
- Maintain your required licenses, certifications and mandatory skill updates.
- Comply with all policies, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
- Floats to other units as assigned to meet patient/resident's care needs.
- Provide other duties of healthcare team member
- May serve as an interim department leader depending on need
- Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 250+ pounds, walk, climb stair or ladders, stand on feet for extended periods of time, etc.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
CHS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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.
Knowledge & Experience Requirements
- Clear and Active Licensed Practical Nurse license to practice in the state of Florida
- CPR certification
- 1-3 years of experience in a Health Care Facility preferred
- Must have knowledge of computer office/clinical software
- Must be able to read, write and understand the English language