LPN
Summary
Title:LPN
ID:1426
Department:Branch
Job Type:Per Diem
Location:Cherry Hill, NJ
Description

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Provides nursing care as outlined in the Plan of Care established by the Physician and Registered Nurse, which includes:

  • Administration of treatments and medications.
  • Observation for changes in the patient's condition and reports any changes to the Registered Nurse, Director of Clinical Services or Clinical Supervisor.
  • Assistance to the Physician and/or Registered Nurse in performing specialized procedures.
  • Preparation of equipment and materials for treatments observing aseptic technique as required.
  • Assistance to the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques.

The Licensed Practical Nurse may perform the following tasks only after receiving and satisfactorily completing an approved educational training program and supervised clinical experience.

  • Perform venipuncture for the purpose of withdrawing blood.
  • Perform venipuncture for the purpose of inserting a stainless steel needle or over-the-needle catheter for the administration of unmedicated and medicated intravenous fluids.
  • Maintain intravenous therapy via peripheral venous access only and monitor the flow rate.
  • Perform dressing and tubing changes for peripheral I.V. therapy.
  • Add intravenous medications to solutions.
  • Replace bottles or bags of unmedicated and medicated fluid administered via a peripheral venous access device.
  • Administer intravenous piggyback medications, i.e., antibiotics, via a peripheral venous access device.
  • Discontinue intravenous therapy via a peripheral venous access device.h. D
  • Supervises home health aides (HHAs) or personal care aides (PCAs) as appropriate, reporting observations to the Director of Clinical Services.

Qualifications:

Current, valid license as a Practical Nurse for the state in which practicing.

  • 1 year practical nursing experience preferred
  • Graduate of a National League of Nursing accredited school of practical nursing.
  • Current certificate in Basic Life Support (CPR).

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.; must be able to ambulate, stoop, bend, pull, twist, push and stretch without restrictions.
 

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