We are looking to hire an LVN who can visit patients in and around Los Angeles area.
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. Is responsible, and accountable, for making decisions that are based on the individual's nursing experience and educational preparation.
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 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 provides 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, which may be indicative of changes in condition.
Stresses in human relationships, between the patients and staff personnel, and between patients and their families and visitors. 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; promote, and participate in, in-service programs.
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.
1. Graduation from an accredited School of Vocational Nursing.
2. Must be licensed in the state of California as a Licensed Vocational Nurse
3. One, or more, years in Home Health Agency or in a hospital setting. Home health experience preferred.
4. Must have a criminal background check. 5. Must have current CPR/BLS certification. Online certification is not accepted