location: bucks county
title of position: licensed practical nurses and registered nurses
provides skilled nursing care under the direct supervision of the registered nurse.
performed selected skilled actions in the provision of curatives, 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.
assists 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 order.
assists with the preparation, implementation and continuing evaluation of the patient care plan.
recognizes and understands the effects of social and economic problems upon patients and provides for the emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients.
helps teach the patients the appropriate self-care techniques.
fosters cooperatives effort among personnel by understanding the functions of the other persons involved in patient care and by active participation in team and staff conferences.
assumes responsibility for personal and vocational growth and development through active participating in nursing organizations and participating in in-service programs and other on the job learning.
prepares clinical and progress notes (not to include admission).
observes, records, and reports to the appropriate person patient symptoms, reactions, and changes including:
- the generate physical and mental condition of patients and signs and symptoms which may be indicate of untoward changes.
- stresses in human relationships between the patients and staff personnel and between patients and their families and visitors.
observes record and reports to the appropriate person the generate physical and mental condition of the patients and signs and symptoms which may be indicative of changes in condition.
assists with the rehabilitation of the 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 participates in nursing organizations and promotes and participates in in-service programs.
treatments and procedures
licensed practical nurse with the education and proven clinical competences may perform certain treatments/procedures provided the home health agency's policies and the state's regulatory acts allow their performance.
the ability to communication 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 patients' condition and to perform patients care.
physical activities will include, walking, sitting, stooping, and standing and minimal to maximum lifting of the patients and the turning of patients.
utilization of calculator, multi-line telephone, copy machine, basic medical equipment.
has access to all patient medical records, personnel records and patients financial accounts which may be discussed with the executive director, director of reimbursement, employee relations and quality assurance department staff.
home health agency (homecare)