Job Definition SCOPE OF POSITION
The position description is only to be used as a guide. It does not constitute any type of contract between the agency and employee. At the agency's discretion, the description may be changed and additional duties; qualifications or requirements may be added at any time. This position will demonstrate competency in the care of the (circle all that applies): Neonate, Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric patient population .
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN) and is responsible for direct care of all assigned patients, within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act regulations of the State Board of Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, and the policies and procedures of the agency. The LPN is responsible and accountable for making decisions and providing care and documenting actions according to these regulations .
This position may be required to cross train within the agency. Responsibilities in secondary position may require access to medical records and other computer access exceeding routine computer usage. Access to patient information may be necessary to fulfill the requirements of this role; therefore, adherence to MSHA privacy and security policies and practices is a must.
MSHA expects all team members to support the VOS initiative by demonstrating awareness of the VOS system and effectively applying it to his/her work.
Job duties of this position may require access to protected patient information (PHI). The team member will be accountable for appropriate use of the record and compliance with all confidentiality and security policy and procedures related to use, access, and disclosure of PHI.
This position reports to the Nursing Supervisor .
Must be a graduate of an approved School of Nursing. Must carry current license from the appropriate state's Board of Nursing. Completion of an IV Therapy course from a hospital or nursing program is desirable. One-year med/surg nursing experience is required. Must successfully complete agency orientation. Must have dependable transportation. Must carry current personal collision and liability insurance on any vehicle driven. Must maintain current driver's license in the appropriate state. Must possess and maintain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The competency and practice of point of care testing is under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Medical Director and/or designee per regulatory rule #1200-6-3-15 Alternate Site Testing, Section (1)(c), 9 of the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board Division of Health Related Boards. This practice is a collaborative process with the Laboratory and Nursing leaderships. ]]>
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