Employment Opportunities

LPN Home Health

This position is currently open.
Public?: 
Public
Division: 
Health
Reports To: 
RN Case Manager
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Location: 
Little Axe Health Center / 15951 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The licensed graduate practical nurse provides nursing care and teaching to patients and families. This position also functions as an assistant to the physician and registered professional nurse, and is supervised by the RN Case Manager.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Participates in the planning and coordination of total patient care in conjunction with the RN and the physician’s plan of treatment
  • Follows the nursing care plan for each assigned patient
  • Observes the patient; evaluates the care of the patient; applies her knowledge of nursing skills to the patients to whom she is assigned
  • Accurately reports and records the patient’s condition and care, including signs and symptoms which may be indicative of change
  • Prepares clinical/progress notes on the day of the visit and incorporates same in the clinical record weekly. Prepares summaries in cooperation with the RN supervisor.
  • Assists the patient with the activities of daily living while teaching appropriate self-care techniques
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient
  • Provides optimum physical and emotional environment
  • Assists the physician and registered nurse in complex nursing situations
  • Participates in case conference, in-service, and other programs and meetings as needed
  • Performs within limits of preparation and experience
  • Confirm, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the DON to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel
  • Performs treatments as assigned per physician’s plan of care. An LVN/LPN may perform only those treatments for which they are qualified by training and experience to perform. If an LVN/LPN proved IV therapy or other technical procedure not included in routine LVN/LPN training courses, they must first show documentation of competency/experience signed by an RN, physician, or specific training program director.
  • Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience
  • Graduate of an approved program of practical nursing
  • Licensed as a licensed graduate practical nurse in the state where practicing
  • One (1) year of experience as a nurse
Functional Abilities
  • Must be able to read 12 point or larger type
  • Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most people
  • Must be able to stoop and bend; must be able to lift and transfer patients
  • Must be able to travel to prospective patients residences
Special Requirements (Preferred)
  • Must have a car with current insurance coverage
  • Current Driver’s License
  • State nursing license
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
  • Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, bend or kneel for long periods of time.
  • Sitting or standing or walking for long period of time; occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping; good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions; talking hearing and visual acuity.
  • Frequent lifting (up to 15 lbs)
  • Occasional lifting (up to 30 lbs)
Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace/Smoke Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
2 months 1 week ago