Home Care Practical Nurse/ LPN - Full Time -Days Job Description Summary:
Assists clients in meeting their psychosocial, safety, and physical needs by performing nursing procedures and judgment for which he or she has been educated and has provided proof and validation of necessary skills. The LPN assists with client needs according to the plan of care and observes and records pertinent data to the Clinical Supervisor. The LPN may "not" take physician orders by telephone when providing care in the client's home according to the Nurse Practice Act in the State of Illinois. Any need for physician contact should be related immediately to the clinical superior.
- Current state of Illinois practical nursing
- Current CPR is
- One year of nursing experience is
- Experience in home care or private duty is preferred and pediatric experience is a
- Verification to practice in any specialty areas is required such as pediatrics, Hi-tech (Ventilator), maternal/child, etc. Generally all certificates should be obtained from a National Credential body such as INS, ONS, etc. The Nurse Practice Act in the State of Illinois has very specific guidelines on the supervision and restrictions of Hi-Tech and other specialty areas of nursing in the
- Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency
This position requires the ability to perform medium work, exerting up to 70 pounds. Job frequently requires bending and lifting, push/pull maneuvers and occasionally carrying items that weigh > 20 pounds. Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching (floor to waist; waist to shoulder; above shoulder) and talking. Fine motor control/precision is required for tasks such as DME use and medication management. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills is required in addition to see information in print and/or electronically. This position does involve exposure to chemicals/disinfectants and bodily fluids.
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