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.
• 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.