Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

J. Olan Jones Health Care Center - Waycross, GA

30+ days ago
We have full time positions open for 7P - 7A and 11P - 7A. We have one part time position open for 3P - 11P.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
Current LPN licensure by State Board of Nursing
Available to work holidays and weekends as schedule requires
Good physical health condition and pass a physical examination
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Renders nursing care to patients in support of medical care directed by an RN/Charge Nurse and by Medical Staff.
Performs nursing techniques for the comfort and well-being of the patient.
Provides treatment and medications, orally, topically, rectally, and by injections per policy.
Provides treatment using, equipment.
Observes patients’ reactions to medications and treatments.
Provide treatments in wound care by changing dressings and cleaning wounds or incisions.
Takes temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure, and heartbeat to detect deviations from normal.
Gauges progress of patient following physician’s orders and approved nursing care plan.
Observes, records, and reports to DON, Charge Nurse, or RN patients’ condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
Maintains patients’ medical records on nursing observations and actions taken such as medications and treatments given, reactions, tests, intake and emission of liquids and solids, temperature, pulse and respiration rate.
Records nursing needs of patients on nursing care plan to assure continuity of care.
Observes emotional stability of patients, expresses interest in their progress, and prepares them for continuing care after discharge.
May be asked to rotate among various clinical and nursing services as needed.
May serve as Charge Nurse for a group of nursing personnel.
Assist in planning, supervising, and instructing CNA’S, Ward Clerks, and Students
Assist nonprofessional and professional nursing care personnel in rendering nursing care.
Perform duties of a CNA when needed or determined by department supervisor.
Perform duties of medication nurse.
Attend in-service education classes as required and obtain required number of hours per year.
Maintain infection control standards by use of universal precautions.
Follow facility policies and procedures.
The associate is authorized to have unlimited access to resident health information as needed to provide treatment, for billing purposes, or for the purpose of healthcare operations.