Catholic Charities – Padua LPN
Summary: The Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care to patients in conformance with recognized techniques and procedures, established standards, state regulations and administrative policies. Minimum qualifications Must be a graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing and posses a current Louisiana license to practice nursing. One year of experience in the field of practical nursing is preferred Knowledge, skills and abilities This position requires knowledge of patient population. It requires interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
Essential Functions: • Administers and records medications, treatments, and therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician, noting any reactions or responses. • Maintains records and reports as required. • Participates in developing, implementing and reviewing nursing plans of care. • Participates in training and instruction of other staff. • Informs the supervisor of any changes in physical conditions of patients, facility problems, or other matters of importance as stated in guidelines and procedures. • Attends required in service and staff meetings. • Communicates effectively with all levels of staff, patients and physicians. • Participates in continuing education to meet professional requirements. • Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor. • Assist and participate with emergency evacuation. • Physical Demands: Physical Activities: Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature. A. Stand between 33% to 66% of the time. B. Walk up to 33% of the time. C. Use hands to finger, feel or handle over 66% of the time. D. Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl between 33% to 66%. E. Requires the ability to hear and talk. F. Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds over 66% of time worked required G. Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials. Reports to LPN Coordinator