Mar 25, 2020

Nurse, Licensed Practical

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Lauderdale Lakes, FL, USA
Full-Time Nurse

Job Description

Catholic Health Services


The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatment, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient and/or resident care outcomes.

• Provides direct patient and/or resident care as defined in the state nurse Practice Act

• Conducts an individualized patient and/or resident evaluation and evaluates the total needs of the patient and/or resident, prioritizing the data collection based on the patients immediate condition or needs within 24 hours of admission.

• Implements an interim plan of care for the patient and/or resident.

• Evaluates and provide patient and/or resident and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care.

• Complete thorough documentation of patient and/or resident care, including nursing intervention, patient and/or residents patients response, needs, problems, capabilities, limitations and progress towards goals in a timely manner

• Continuously evaluates patient and/or residents status and reports changes of patient/residents condition to Registered Nurse.

• Performs appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.

• Ensure supplies, medications and equipment is properly stored.

• Answers call lights within appropriate established timeframe.

• Administers medications and treatments according to nursing policies and procedures.

• Provide orientation on a regular basis to new employees.

• Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings as required.

• Reports patient and/or residents condition to appropriate personnel during each shift.

• Maintain your required licenses, certifications and mandatory skill updates.

• Comply with all policies, local, state and federal laws and regulations.

• Floats to other units as assigned to meet patient/residents care needs.

• Provide other duties of healthcare team member

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


. Requirements:

• Clear and Active Licensed Practical Nurse license to practice in the state of Florida

• CPR certification

• 1-3 years of experience in a Health Care Facility preferred

• Must have knowledge of computer office/clinical software

• Must be able to read, write and understand the English language

• Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 250+ pounds, walk, climb stair or ladders, stand on feet for extended periods of time, etc.




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