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Licensed Practical Nurse LPN Kissimmee, FL

Company: GenCare Staffing Solutions
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED LPNs with Pediatric Private Duty Nursing Experience! Locations: Orlando, Kissimmee, FL and surrounding areas! Shifts: 12 Hour Days, Nights, and Weekends (Shift Differential Pay for Nights and Weekends) ** $400 Referral Bonuses for Qualified Hires of Current Employees** DUTIES - Provide skilled nursing care under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. - Perform selected skilled actions in the provision of curative, rehabilitative, palliative, or preventative nursing care. - Responsible and accountable for making decisions that are based on the individual's nursing experience and educational preparation. RESPONSIBILITIES - Assist the Registered Nurse in carrying out the plan of care. - Assist the Registered Nurse in performing specialized procedures as directed by the Registered Nurse under the physician's orders. - Assist with the preparation, implementation, and continuing evaluation of the patient care plan. - Recognize and understand the effects of social and economic problems upon patients and provide for the emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients. - Help teach the patient the appropriate self-care techniques. - Foster cooperative effort among personnel by understanding the functions of other persons involved in patient care and by active participation in team and staff conferences. - Assume responsibility for personal and vocational growth and development through active participation in nursing organizations and participating in in-service programs and other on-the-job learning. - Prepare clinical and progress notes (not to include admission). - Observe, record, and report to the appropriate person patient symptoms, reactions, and changes including:

  • The general physical and mental condition of patients and signs and symptoms that may be indicative of untoward changes.
    • Stresses in human relationships between the patients and staff personnel and between patients and their families and visitors. - Observe, record, and report to the appropriate person the general physical and mental condition of patients and signs and symptoms that may be indicative of changes in condition. - Assist with the rehabilitation of patients according to the medical care plan by encouraging the interests and special aptitudes of the patient and encouraging patients to help themselves using their own capabilities. - Further assist in rehabilitation by reporting any abnormality in the patient's range of motion, body mechanics, or body alignment. - Actively participate in nursing organizations and promote and participate in in-service programs. TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES The Licensed Practical Nurse with the education and proven clinical competence may perform certain treatments/procedures provided the Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center's policies and the State's Regulatory Acts allow their performance. Only advanced LPNs with documented skill in performing these functions may:
      • Administer medications
        • Hang I.V.s premixed with medications
          • Hang hydrating fluid without medications
            • Start peripheral I.V.s
              • Flush peripheral lines with saline or heparin solutions
                • Inspect insertion sites, change dressings, and remove peripheral I.V. needles/catheters
                  • Calculate and adjust flow rates
                    • Check blood with a Registered Nurse JOB CONDITIONS - The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing in English is required. - The ability to access patients' homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible is required. - Hearing, eyesight, and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient's condition and to perform patient care. - Physical activities will include, walking, sitting, stooping, and standing and minimal to maximum lifting of patients and the turning of patients. QUALIFICATIONS
                    • Graduation from an accredited School of Practical Nursing.
                    • Must be licensed in the State as a Licensed Practical Nurse
                    • One or more years in a home health agency or in a hospital setting. Home health experience preferred.
                    • Must have a criminal background check.
                    • Must have current CPR certification.

Keywords: GenCare Staffing Solutions, Lakeland , Licensed Practical Nurse LPN Kissimmee, FL, Healthcare , Lakeland, Florida

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