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Licensed Practical Nurse

Delta T Group, Inc. Nursing - Australia,

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

A person in this position functions under the working title of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Assignments are technical in nature and are performed under the supervision of the Director of the ICF/IDD.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Administers medication in accordance with the physician's orders, under the supervision of the Director of Nursing and the ICF/IDD Director

• Provides direct care to residents by utilizing standard nursing techniques and following nursing care plans

• Observes, interprets, records, and reports those signs, symptoms and processes which indicate the residents' responses to actual or potential health problems

• Provides health promotion and maintenance through teaching, guidance, and counseling the residents, families, and other members of the ICF/IDD staff

• Insures that medical regimes are appropriately implemented within prescribed written orders.

• Observes, records, and reports the effects of pharmacological agents and therapeutic treatments

• Identifies actual and potential safety hazards within the assigned care area and takes appropriate action to eliminate them

• Prepares and submits records and reports as required in accordance with ICF/IDD regulations

• Participates in a formal staff development program and continuing education program to enhance professional competence

• In absence of the Program Director, Director of Nursing or Residential Program Supervisor, it is the responsibility of the nurse on duty to act as lead staff member in a supervisory capacity to ensure that policies and procedures are followed and also that required documentation is completed

• Performs related work as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Completion of a State approved Licensed Practical Nursing course and possession of a current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners

REQUIRED, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

• Knowledge of the theories and practice of Licensed Practical Nursing. Skill in applying basic nursing practices and methodology

• Ability to observe, record, and report signs and symptoms of residents' actual or potential health status

• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees of the ICF/IDD

• Ability to maintain records and prepare reports