Licensed Practical Nurse
Company: Gila River Health Care
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Position Summary: Provides prescribed medical treatment and
personal care services to ill, injured, convalescent, and disabled
persons in hospital, clinic, assisted living and nursing facilities
by performing the following duties personally. Responsible for
ensuring that all critical tasks are fulfilled on a timely basis.
Critical Tasks: Ensures that patients and residents are comfortable
and well cared for according to state and federal regulations as
well as contemporary nursing practices. Interviews patients to
determine medical problems/conditions and documents this
information in patient charts on a highly accurate basis. Obtains
and records patient's vital signs and weight. Assigns direct care
personnel daily assignments while ensuring that staff capabilities
meet or exceed all patient and resident needs. Ensures proper
patient care by all CNA's during assigned shifts. Provides
medications to patients only as specifically ordered and documented
with 100% accuracy in terms of medicine, dose and timing. Reviews
physician's orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patient.
Maintains medical records that are complete and accurate. Dresses
wounds and gives enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages.
Provide comprehensive wound care and treatment to prevent skin
breakdown. Applies compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
Charts patient and resident data in compliance with Medicare
requirements while accurately noting abnormal findings and changes
in patient and resident condition. Observes patients and reports
change in condition to nurse in charge. Administers specified
medications, orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection,
and notes time and amount on patients' charts as directed by
medical staff. Collects samples such as urine, blood, and sputum,
from patients for testing. Performs all duties only within
competency, certification and licensure limitations. May perform
functions of IV administration and wound vacuum assisted closure
upon valid medical orders if professionally trained and certified.
Performs all duties with the highest level of cleanliness and when
appropriate, sterility. Sterilizes equipment and supplies.
Transcribes chart orders and ensures that all ordered medications
are available as prescribed. Records food and fluid intake and
output. Bathes, dresses, and assists patients in walking and
turning. Maintains supplies, including stocking and ordering new
supplies and disposing of expired or damaged supplies. Responds to
patient inquiries by evaluating and responding to the patient's
problems and questions. Follows up with patients on lab results,
including the scheduling of any additional tests. Coordinates
referrals for patients through insurance and other physician
offices. Required Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited
Licensed Practical Nurse program from an accredited university or
college. AZ Licensed Practical Nurse state licensure in good
standing. Current and continuing CPR and AED training and
certification. Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse cultures
and specifically the Gila River Community and/or other Native
American cultures. Employment at the Caring House requires: AZ
Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card. Employment
Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission:
Keywords: Gila River Health Care, Phoenix , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Sacaton, Arizona
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