Position : LVN
Conducts an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the patient’s immediate condition or needs within time frame specified by facilities policy and procedures or protocols. Notifies Charge Nurse and MD of abnormal findings.
Develops plan of care that is individualized for the patient reflecting collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.
Performs appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.
Performs all assigned tasks accurately (e.g., EKGs, etc.). Keep work area and assigned rooms clean. Provide fresh drinking water for patients every 4 hours or more as needed. Restock storage area.
Provides individualized patient/family education.
Documents patient assessment findings, physical/psychosocial responses to nursing intervention and progress towards problem resolution.
Initiates emergency resuscitative measures according to appropriate resuscitation protocols.
Maintains confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and facility staff.
Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the patient’s and family’s diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.
Reports patient condition to appropriate personnel during each shift.
Adheres to standards of safety and infection control in delivery of patient care.
Assists nursing staff in other departments, as requested and if qualified, when need arises.
Maintains current CPR certification.
Works with other departments in coordinating smooth transfer of patients for procedures or diagnostic tests. AM blood draws and specimen collection as ordered by a physician
Assumes professional responsibility for assuring patient care is of the highest standards possible. Communicates questions about appropriateness of medical or nursing care through chain of command, as needed.
Follows procedure for medication administration and narcotics control. Documents medications and nursing care in a timely and accurate manner.
Assists with direct patient care, as needed. Assures that call lights are answered promptly and that nursing care assigned to CNA’s are completed and documented according to facility policy & procedures.
Responds to emergency situations appropriately; notifies all staff, family & physician in a timely manner. Carries out emergency orders quickly and efficiently. Documents same in the patient’s record. Does follow up as needed.
Works under the direction of the Charge Nurse to provide nursing care to acute patients. End of shift walking rounds to maintain continuity of care. Make observation, acute and swing bed charts as needed. Make copies as needed to keep paper supplies stocked.