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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE


Job Type: Full-time
Location: Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Department: LOUISIANA EXTENDED CARE


Description:

Position Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse in LECH is responsible for providing quality patient care and performing technical skilled care.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Provides high quality clinical services within the scope of practice, as defined by the state laws governing the practice of nursing, in accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team, following all applicable infection control procedures. Does not alter the plan of care.

2. Continually observes and reports the patient’s nursing needs to supervising RN.

3. Communicates timely and effectively with physicians, patients, family members, and appropriate agency staff regarding any patient care issues or needs, visit assignments, dates of scheduled visits, and schedule changes to scheduler, orders and OASIS data sets, coding requests, schedule home visits to coordinate care with other clinicians, and deliver services to patient as ordered by physician and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 

4. Documents patient visits thoroughly and completely per policy and payer requirements and syncs timely per LHC policy. This includes maintaining an accurate and current medication listing. 

5. Actively participates in the performance improvement plan, constantly works to reduce patient hospitalizations, and improve outcomes and processes to ensure positive patient outcomes.

6. Attends and actively participates in all meetings including case conference and is punctual. This includes having a camera on for video meetings.

7. Attends work each day with a positive attitude, willing to help the patient and agency in any way they can and is open to learning new skills.

8. Adheres to and participates in the agency’s Episode Management process.

9. All other duties as assigned.

Competencies

1. Computer and technology literacy.

2. Time management.

3. Strong communication skills, verbally and written.

4. Ability to work with others.

5. Ability to use appropriate discretion in handling confidential material and information.

Supervisory Responsibility

None.

Requirements:

Required Education and Experience

1. Current LPN license in state of practice.

2. Current driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.

3. CPR certification.

4. Minimum one-year experience working as an LPN.

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