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Company: Schofield Home Health Care Group
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Licensed Practical Nurse delivers nursing care to residents as required, and administers medications.A. Education and Training - Currently licensed and registered to practice as a practical nurse in New York State. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. Must be interested in gaining knowledge of new procedures and methods through seminars and inservices. The individual could also be a graduate of a practical nursing program in New York State who has applied for a permit.B. Experience - The Licensed Practical Nurse must have the ability to work under the supervision of an R.N., must possess knowledge and experience in pharmacology and have an understanding of untoward and adverse drug reactions and the ability to recognize symptoms of such; must also have knowledge and/or experience in the administration of direct care.C. Character - Must be of good moral character having patience and compassion for the elderly; must be cooperative, professional in appearance, and keep all resident information in strictest confidence.*III. Essential Job Functions*

  • Read, write, speak, hear, reason and remember.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, and lift medium weight (25-50 lbs.).
  • Administer medications and perform treatments as outlined in facility policies and procedures.
  • Must be willing and able to perform basic life support (BLS) at all times, including CPR, the Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing.
  • Perform all job duties and responsibilities as outlined below in IV.*IV. Job Duties and Responsibilities*The LPN is supervised by a registered nurse. The job duties and responsibilities are to be performed while observing the following standards: job standard (knowledge, ability, skills), technical skill, quality, quantity, judgement/problem solving, decision making, and initiative. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:A. Deliver direct resident care and assist nurse's aides when necessary.B. Deliver resident care, treatments and medication administration to assigned residents.C. Report to supervisor the condition of residents and result of treatment.D. Report to physician the condition of residents, take off orders, documents, and follow-up orders to their conclusion.E. Document pertinent information on all assigned residents.F. Arrange for transfer of residents to hospitals or clinics.G. Maintain records of all controlled drugs and keep inventory count at the beginning and end of each shift.H. Check residents' comfort, follow-up as necessary, answer call bell as required.I. Collect tests and report specimens as necessary.J. Perform other nursing duties as required.K. Responsible for knowing and following residents plan of care for assigned residents.L. Responsible to report any employees not following plan of care.M. Perform other related duties as required by their manager.*V. General Duties and Responsibilities*A. Participate in all department meetings, mandated inservices, and assigned committees.B. Maintain a positive and professional relationship with residents, registrants, family members, legal representatives and visitors.C. Maintain a positive and professional relationship with all personnel, including supervisors, co-workers and volunteers.D. Follow all safety regulations and precautions at all times; use protective devices as required.E. Wear and maintain proper uniform/clothing as established in the uniform dress code policy, including name tag identification. Maintain acceptable personal hygiene.F. Maintain confidentiality and resident/patient/registrant rights.G. Maintain confidentiality of all issues and subject matters, including records, reports, data and other related sensitive materials.H. Maintain an acceptable attendance rate.I. Follow all laws, rules and regulations of the Federal and NYS Health Codes in regard to the department and overall organization operations.*VI. Working Environment*The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions and protection from weather conditions. The worker may also be exposed to odors and fumes or mist from medications.*VII. Exposure to Blood and Airborne Pathogens*This position has been categorized into Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Category 1: routine contact with blood/body fluids of persons living or non-living. Contact can be made while performing personal care, handling regulated medical waste and in clean up of spills and other blood/body fluid accidents. Protective equipment should be utilized when performing these tasks.*VIII. General*This job description, in no way, states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.Qualification, essential job functions and requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.This document does not create an employment contract, implied, or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.I attest that I have read and understand this job description. I also understand that I am responsible to carry out the duties described in this job description.Job Type: Full-timeWork Location: One location

Keywords: Schofield Home Health Care Group, Buffalo , LPN - ALL SHIFTS! WEEKLY PAYROLL!, Healthcare , Buffalo, New York

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