LPN
Summary
Title:LPN
ID:1453
Department:Branch
Job Type:Per Diem
Location:Buffalo, NY
Description

Several positions available.  Duties and Responsibilities:


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.
    observing aseptic technique as required.
  • preparation of equipment and materials for treatments
  • 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.
  • supervises home health aides (HHAs) or personal care aides (PCAs) as appropriate, reporting observations to the Director of Clinical Services

Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in use of O2, Nebulizers, CPAP, and Ventilation Equipment
  • 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 restriction


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