About the Role
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide direct nursing care to long term care residents, acute care patients, outpatients, and emergency room patients in accordance with current Alaska Board of Nursing Regulations. Licensed Practical Nurse supervises CNA’s.
MUST HAVE VALID LPN LICENSE.
Initiate observation of vital signs, orientation to room/smoking policy,(Long Term Care, Acute, and ER).
Observe each patient’s physical, psychosocial, and social status (LTC, Acute, and ER)
Integrate all information through completion of the initial patient observation document within 24 hours of arrival (LTC/Acute).
Observe each patient every 4 hours at a minimum or when there is a change in the patient’s condition and/or diagnosis (Acute),after initial RN assessment.
Integrate information from various assessments of the patient in order to identify and assign his or her care needs.
Independently perform a through physical observation on admission, to include (Acute, ER) per LPN licensure.
Document observation findings in the chart.
Take appropriate action on abnormal findings.
Assess allergies according to standard. Document in MAR, front of medical record, and on patient Kardex. Apply red allergy bracelet, if applicable. Document appropriately in acute care chart and long term care chart per documentation standards.
Assess patient/significant other’s educational needs. Assess patient/significant other’s Educational readiness, barriers to learning, and preferred methods of learning. Document the effectiveness of patient/significant other education provided. Involve all of the necessary disciplines including physicians, in the education process.
Monitors patient condition, notes changes in status, utilizes judgment, and takes appropriate action.
Accurately measure vital signs.
Assist patient/resident in daily living, going to the bathroom, bathing, grooming, hair care, eye care, foot care, etc.
Answer patient/resident calls.
Make sure patient/resident rooms are kept clean, change linen, remove bedpans and pick up any discarded trash.
Assist patient/resident with feedings, receive and return food trays, ordering and changing of diet orders, spoon feeding, and calorie counts. Record fluid and food intake and output.
Recognizes and responds immediately and appropriately to potential emergency situations that arise.
Identify medications with automatic stop orders.
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