Under the Registered Nurse/House Supervisor’s direct supervision, the LVN provides direct nursing care in accordance with the laws governing nursing practice.
Ensures that the scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the state nursing practice act guidelines.
Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients’ histories, current progress, and treatment goals.
Demonstrates the ability to make appropriate nursing decisions when assessing patients/residents.
Complies with established medication policies and procedures.
Effectively operates and troubleshoots commonly utilized equipment.
Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
Receives telephone orders from the Licensed Independent Practitioner and completes orders per established policies and procedures.
Reassess patients per established policies and procedures to identify progress and trends that require intervention or reporting to the Licensed Independent Practitioner.
Demonstrates the ability to perform basic drug calculations.
Participates in rounds when appropriate.
Accepts patient assignments as directed by the Charge Nurse.
Coordinates care with ancillary clinical departments to provide optimal patient care.
Coordinates and oversees care delivered by certified nursing assistants.
Ensures patient weights are performed and documented for patients as ordered
Enhances professional growth by attending seminars or further educational opportunities.
Actively seeks out opportunities for professional advancement.
Participates in the orientation of new employees.
Ability to recognize changes in patient status with the implementation of appropriate interventions.
Verbalizes the Licensed Vocational Nurse role in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest.