POSITION SUMMARY :
Responsible for providing patient care, health teaching and a safe environment to patients in an inpatient or outpatient setting, or in the patient’s home as directed by physicians and registered nurses.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Assists the registered nurse and / or physician through data collection concerning the physical, psychological, social and cultural dimensions of patients according to practice standards and institutional policy / procedure.
Organizes and prioritizes nursing care activities considering the needs of the patients and the interdisciplinary team.
Implements age appropriate interventions based on individual patient’s needs as directed by the registered nurse / physician.
Assists in evaluating the effectiveness of care given in progressing patient toward desired outcomes.
Assists in developing and implementing patient / family teaching plan based on identified health education needs and the condition and age of the patient.
Provides for a safe environment and safe delivery of care.
Assumes responsibility for professional development of self and contributes to and assists with the professional development of others.
Demonstrates teamwork in the delivery of patient care.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS :
Education : Graduated from an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse Program.
Experience : No experience required.
License / Certification : Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.
May require a valid Virginia Driver's License (VADL).
GENERAL INFORMATION :
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.
They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.