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LPN- Hospice

Company: Dean Health
Location: Wentzville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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Provides care to patients under the direction of a registered nurse or physician, functioning within the scope of license.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Delivers care to assigned clients and performs direct care in accordance with an established plan of care.
  • Delivers safe care at all times that is in line with physician orders, home health policy and established nursing care standards.
  • Maintains communication regarding patient progress with physician, supervisor, staff and family members as appropriate to the situation. Reports patient-related observations to supervising RN on a daily basis.
  • Administers medications and observes patients for adverse reactions to medications or treatments.
  • Provides documentation that follows the established treatment plan, supports coordination of patient care, meets regulatory requirements and ensures reimbursement.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • May perform point of care testing according to policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
    EDUCATION

    * Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

    EXPERIENCE

    * One year licensed practical nurse experience

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
    • Constant standing and walking.
    • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
    • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
    • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
    • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
    • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
    • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
    • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
    • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
    • Occasional driving.
    • Rare crawling and running.

Keywords: Dean Health, Columbia , LPN- Hospice, Healthcare , Wentzville, Missouri

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