The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse performs nursing care to client in accordance with an established plan of care in accordance with Morgantown Area Private Duty, LLC dba Right at Home policies and procedures and all other laws and relevant professional standards.
-Furnish services in accordance with Morgantown Area Private Duty, LLC dba Right at Home policies and the State Nurse Practice Act.
-Prepare and records clinical notes and progress notes. Observe and report any signs or symptoms indicative of changes in conditions of the client and family situation to the Nursing Supervisor and documents such reports and observations in the clinical record.
-Perform assigned nursing procedures, including administration of treatments and medications, in the care of the client, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act and the Plan of Care.
-Prepare equipment and materials for treatments observing aseptic technique as required.
-Assist the client in learning appropriate self-care techniques.
-Assist with the rehabilitation of clients according to the client care plan.
-Consult the Director of Nursing/designee in making judgments or decisions regarding care and treatments.
-Other general office and clerical functions. Participates in community relations activities.
EDUCATION / SKILLS / ABILITIES / AVAILABILITY:
-Graduate of an approved Practical/Vocational Nursing Program and one year of nursing experience in the past 5 years or completion of an accredited refresher course within the past 2 years.
-Currently licensed and in good standing as a Practical/Vocational Nurse in this State.
-Knowledge and ability and the necessary skill and judgment to perform all nursing procedures as outlined in the scope of practice in the Nurse Practice Act.
-Understanding of the working team concept and the ability to work under super-vision.
-Meets the requirements for employees providing direct client care. Read, write, speak and understand English as needed in the job.
-Must have valid driver’s license and use of an insured automobile for work or access to adequate transportation.
-Participates in in -service education programs as mandated by State law. (This requirement need not be met exclusively through Right at Home sponsored in-services programs.)
WORKING ENVIRONMENT Primarily works in clients’ place of residence, travel required. Shift or visit times and days vary with client needs.
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