LVN - Inpatient - Magnolia Village Home Health - Fulltime Day Shift

Riverside, California
Jun 11, 2024
Sep 11, 2024
Job Summary:

Provides nursing care to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse, utilizes observational skills to assess nursing intervention and assists medical staff to insure optimal care within established policies, procedures and standards.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers; shows courtesy compassion, and respect; conforms to the critical service standards established for the department and the hospital.

  • Provides therapeutic patient care in accordance with the patients established by the physician and a registered nurse within scope of practice.

  • Transcribes physicians orders as directed by policy. Communicated directly within registered nurse to institute change in plan of care; assist with and contributes to development of nursing care plan (Interdisciplinary Care Plan).

  • Gives specified medication orally, hypodermically, intramuscularly and topically.

  • Executes treatment such as urinary catheterizations, bladder irrigations and installations, suctioning procedures, throat irrigations and enemas; utilizing equipment as required; provides nursing care for patients in isolation.

  • Performs related patient care functions such as taking temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure readings; applying and removing dressings, and bathing; may instruct patients in various self-administered treatments or procedures; obtains specimens; assures correct culture collection.

  • Assists physician or other medical staff personnel with examinations and treatments by selecting and passing instruments, providing support and restraint to patient, draping and other assistance as directed or requested.

  • Within scope, evaluates patients condition by observing signs, symptoms, and reactions to therapy, to identify unexpected and/or significant findings, initiates appropriate emergency procedures as necessary and reports unusual conditions to the registered nurse as established policy and procedure in a timely manner; maintains intravenous flow rate, notifies R.N. of any problems and discontinues needles, except intra-cath and CVP lines.

  • Identifies learning and discharge barriers.

  • Provides non-complicated teaching following the registered nurses plan for education.

  • Documents patients signs, symptoms, observations and therapeutic treatments to patients medical record.

  • Ensures cleanliness of nursing station, patient room, and unit environment and proper functioning of patient care equipment by visual inspection, routine testing, and other related methods.

  • Provides a safe therapeutic environment for patients and staff.

  • Utilizes effective verbal and non-verbal forms of communication.

  • Performs in other areas or units to which assigned as required by nursing administration to provide and maintain the established standards of care and safety.

  • Participates in staff meetings and inservice programs.

  • Assists in ordering and distribution of unit supplies and equipment.

  • Accepts verbal and telephone orders from physician.

  • Administers pulse oximetry, humidification therapy, spirometer, oxygen therapy via mask or nasal cannula, oral nasal and trach suctioning and sputum induction.

  • Documents care in chart. Performs other related duties as required.

  • Assists in coordinating the discharge process.

  • Promotes, ensures, and improves customer service to internal/external customers by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organizations philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service.

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