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Aveanna Healthcare: Licensed Practical Nurse

Aveanna Healthcare

This is a Full-time position in Pittsburgh, PA posted April 4, 2021.

Job DescriptionPosition Overview The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) is responsible for providing and documenting skilled nursing care, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, in accordance with the developed care plan and physicians orders for each individual patient while adhering to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times.

Essential Job Functions * Responsible for the delivery and coordination of quality patient care in compliance with physician orders.

* Continuously observes and assesses patient condition and care needs and reports changes in condition to the supervisor and/or physician as appropriate.

* Documents all activities, assessments, nursing actions, responses and coordination of care in a timely manner whenever care is delivered.

* Participate, implement and update the nursing care plan.

* Takes appropriate nursing action based on assessment and achieves expected outcomes.

* Recognizes changes in patient needs and responses requiring intervention and implements care to prevent risk or reduce risk.

* Accepts responsibility for personal and professional accountability by complying with Aveanna policies, state and federal regulations, accrediting bodies and the Nurse Practice Act.

* Provide care utilizing infection control measures that protect both the staff and the patient according to OSHA standards.

* Educates the patient and family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, and prevention strategies, and in meeting the patient’s nursing needs.

* Maintain knowledge of competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs, continued education units, internal learning management skills and skill evaluations.

Requirements * Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

* Current, unrestricted state license as a Licensed Nurse in the state of practice * Current CPR certification * Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures Additional state specific requirements: * South Carolina One (1) year of pediatrics experience * California One (1) year of experience required working under current nursing license * Louisiana One (1) year of experience required working as a licensed nurse * Continuing Education as required by state Preferences * Six (6) months of recent experience as a Licensed Nurse in a clinical care setting * Home health experience Other Skills/Abilities * Attention to detail * Time Management * Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution * Good organization and communication skills Physical Requirements * Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English * Must be able to travel * Must be able to lift 50 pounds * Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance * Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting * Must be able to sit and climb stairs * Must have visual and hearing acuity * Must have strong sense of smell and touch * Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance * Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport Environment * Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions * Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases Other Duties * Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.