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LPN Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Department: In-Home

Reports To: Registered Nurse

Supervises:

FLSA: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

Under the direction of an RN, provide nursing care in accordance with quality standards. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) delivers nursing services tailored to individualized care plans. With a commitment to promoting well-being and independence, the LPN ensures the highest standards of patient care, medication management and ongoing communication with healthcare teams.

BASIC FUNCTIONS AND GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Function: Nursing Assessment and Care. PCA Coordination and Training.

  • Complete state and MERIL assessment paperwork in accordance with quality standards and submit assessment paperwork to the proper authority on time.
  • Communicate clearly and in a professional manner with supervisor and coworkers, as well as with state and VA representatives, regarding services needed.
  • Ensure each participant’s plan of care is consistent with participant’s needs and desires and make recommendations for changes in plan of care when needed.
  • Ensure participant’s contact hours are consistent with authorized plans of care.
  • Ensure all services and nursing care are delivered consistent with standard practice of professional nursing.
  • Ensure documentation of contacts and follow-up information is accurate, thorough, and completed within agency and regulatory authority timelines.
  • Visit participants in their home to provide nursing services consistent with plan of care.
  • Recognize and directly report to the RN any observed changes in participant condition or any adverse situation that may present a danger to the participant.
  • Provide participants’ charts to the RN on a weekly basis for review, and perform any follow-up as indicated.
  • Coordinate PCA schedules with participants.
  • Coordinate PCA training with PCAs Effectively and efficiently use computers or mobile devices to input, access, modify, or output information. This includes the ability to quickly access, store and retrieve data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Expectations

  • This position requires extended periods of walking and standing with some periods of sitting which are dependent upon the needs and activities of the individuals supported. It may require light to heavy lifting, up to fifty pounds independently, and occasional stooping, kneeling, bending, and/or climbing stairs depending on the needs of the individual supported.
  • The position will require occasional physical intervention if confronted by a person displaying combative or potentially dangerous behavior.

Working Conditions

Office/home environment with noises from appliances, telephones, and occasional small machinery (lawn mower, etc.). May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and/or infectious diseases. Occasionally, prolonged hours or unusual chores to meet the unexpected needs of the individuals (i.e., medical and/or behavioral).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed in the state of Missouri as a Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Current CPR certification
  • Graduate of an accredited vocational/practical nursing program
  • At least three years of experience providing in-home or long-term care for individuals with disabilities preferred.
  • Ability to travel, valid driver’s license, and current vehicle insurance.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office software
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English – both in writing and orally.
  • Must not have been convicted of any disqualifying felony and must not have been substantiated for abuse or neglect in the state of Missouri, as recorded by the Department of Mental Health’s Employee Disqualification List.
  • Must demonstrate safe practices in all areas and exemplify positive professional standards.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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