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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: The Barington of Carmel
Location: Carmel
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Job Description:

Description: Position Summary:Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill, injured, convalescent, and disabled persons in the retirement community and health center by performing the following duties:Essential Duties and Responsibilities:The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Interviews patient to determine medical problem/condition and documents in medical record. Obtains and records patient's vital signs and weight.
    • Assists physician with patient examination as needed.
      • Reviews physician's orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patient.
        • Documents services performed for billing purposes.
          • Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to physician, supervisor, etc.
            • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques. Notes time and amount on patients' charts. Knowledgeable of common action, usual dosage, and side effects.
              • Assembles and uses such equipment as catheters, pressure relief equipment, and oxygen supplies.
                • Collects samples for laboratory such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients. Performs routine tests on samples such as glucometer tests and urine dipsticks.
                  • Compliance - Participates in all in-service programs to expand and develop abilities. Maintains compliance to all personnel policies, established community policies and procedures, and Federal and State regulations and standards, including but not limited to HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws. Understands and implements the Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness Plan and evacuation procedures of the community during drills and actual emergencies.
                    • Records food and fluid intake and output.
                      • Bathes, dresses, and assists patients in walking, transferring, and turning.
                        • Cleans rooms, makes beds, and answers patients' calls.
                          • Washes and prepares bodies of deceased persons.
                            • Follows up with patients, family and/or physician offices on lab results, including the scheduling of any additional tests.
                              • Coordinates referrals/appointments for patients and physician offices.
                                • May need to respond as appropriate to personal calls from the Independent Living Center. Duties in this setting may include but are not limited to providing First Aid, call emergency personnel (dial 911), and/or call family members at request of Independent Living residents
                                  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.PM19. Requirements: Educational Requirements and Experience:
                                    • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university preferred; one to two years related experience and/or education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Keywords: The Barington of Carmel, Carmel , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Carmel, Indiana

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