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Summary
Title:LPNs
ID:1169
Department:Branch
Job Type:Per Diem
Location:Buffalo, NY
Description

 

Duties and Responsibilities:


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

 

a.         administration of treatments and medications.

b.         observation for changes in the patient's condition and reports any changes to the Registered Nurse, Director of Clinical Services or Clinical Supervisor.

            c.         assistance to the Physician and/or Registered Nurse in performing specialized procedures.

            d.         preparation of equipment and materials for treatments observing aseptic technique as required.

            e.         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.

 

             a.       perform venipuncture for the purpose of withdrawing blood.
            b.       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.
            c.         maintain intravenous therapy via peripheral venous access only and monitor the flow rate.
            d.         perform dressing and tubing changes for peripheral I.V. therapy.
            e.         add intravenous medications to solutions.
            f.          replace bottles or bags of unmedicated and medicated fluid administered via a peripheral  venous access device.
            g.         administer intravenous piggyback medications, i.e., antibiotics, via a peripheral venous access device.
            h.         discontinue intravenous therapy via a peripheral venous access device.
            i.          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.
  • A minimum of one (1) year satisfactory practical nursing experience in a hospital, nursing home or healthcare facility setting.
  • 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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