|Title:||LPN - Home Care - Frostburg, MD|
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- Currently licensed by the State Board of Nursing to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Maryland
- Experienced as an LPN with 1 year of acute care experience.
- Possesses valid State Issued Photo Identification
- Has access to reliable transportation
- Current CPR card
- Current First Aid card
- Criminal background check.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- I-9 Documentation
- Social Security Card
- W-4 Federal Income Tax forms
- State Tax forms
- TB or Chest X-ray within 12 months prior to hire.
- Hepatitis B series/declination
- Present self in a neat, attractive, and professional manner consistent with dress code.
- Communicate well in spoken and written English.
- Organize and manage time efficiently.
- Demonstrate self-directed and responsible behavior.
- Initiate activities to improve skills.
- Must be able to lift over 50 lbs., bend, climb stairs and negotiate difficult pathways.
- Giving medication as prescribed by a physician.
- Taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, and weight.
- Basic wound care including cleaning and bandaging injured areas.
- Giving injections of medication.
- Taking medical histories.
- Entering information into computer systems.
- Managing IVs.
- Ensuring that patients and their families understand hospital release instructions.
- Supervising CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants)
- Monitoring fluid and food intake and output.
- Moving patients safely.
- Assessing patients' reactions to medications.
- Assessing patients' mental health.
- Providing emotional support.
- Assisting with daily needs such as bathing and dressing.
- Observation of patients' skin for potential bed sores.
- Work involves exposure to uncomfortable and unpleasant surroundings.
- As an "essential" employee may be called upon to assist with natural disasters and or public health emergencies.
- Work involves exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury.
- Works with terminally ill patients.
- Home visits may occur in unsafe neighborhoods and/or unhygienic environments.
- Work may require use of protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, masks, etc. if patient has active TB or to protect AIDS patients from exposure to infection
Report To: Nurse Care Manager