This is a full-time day position with a shift of 7p -7:30a.
- Provides a variety of skilled nursing care activities for residents in a skilled care nursing facility.
- Administers IVs and medications. Assists with diagnostic procedures.
- Observes and records patient's condition and progress.
- Assists physicians and registered nurses in the comfort, care, and treatment of patients.
- Serves as Nurse (LPN) in Charge of a nursing unit as appropriate. Performs other related duties as required.
- Operates specialized medical equipment common to assigned work area. Assists in maintaining equipment and related supplies.
- Performs basic assessment of patient and monitors response to interventions.
- Reports observations to appropriate personnel.
- Obtains vital signs and measurements.
- Safely performs designated nursing procedures and other measures per competency management process while following appropriate policies. Administers and records routine medications following appropriate standards of care.
- Administers primary IV fluids and designated medications; monitors infusions of epidural and patient controlled analgesia medications.
- Assists in monitoring controlled substances.
- Provides emotional and physical comfort and safety for patients. Assists with hygiene, nourishment (feeding and enteral feedings), and related personal care for both ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients.
- Monitors patient response to nourishment and enteral feeding flow rates and irrigation.
- Performs venipuncture to administer fluids, medicine, blood and/or withdraw blood. May assist with various diagnostic procedures.
- Provides input into the patient care plan including discharge planning; coordinates care with professional and support staff.
- Implements appropriate critical pathways.
- Establishes and maintains communications with the health care team, patient, and family.
- Teaches patient and family and reinforces as necessary.
- Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
- Accesses and enters information on administration of medicines, technical and physical observations of patients in accordance with hospital guidelines.
- Maintains confidentiality of information. Maintains clean, safe and therapeutic environment for patient in compliance with Universal Precautions guidelines and safety standards.
- May assist with research projects.
- As necessary, assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients, fluid intake and output and appropriate recording, collection of urine, stool and sputum specimens.
- A high school diploma or equivalent.
- Licensed as a Practical Nurse in the state of Georgia.
- Currently certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), and Healthcare Provider.
- One year experience in long term care preferred.
- Successful completion of an IV therapy training program, or recent clinical experience in IV therapy preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation ; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks