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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN General) – All Regions

A Line Staffing Solutions

This is a Contract position in Florence, SC posted May 12, 2022.

A Licensed Practical Nurse is needed for a Correctional Facility in Saint Clairsville OH 43950 JOB DUTIES IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE: These duties are illustrative only.

Incumbents may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.

Administers nursing ca re within scope of practice as set forth in Division F of Section 4723.01 of Ohio Revised Code under direction of registered nurse licensed physician dentist podiatrist optometrist or chiropractor e.g.

Administers oxygen, applies sterile dressing, inserts catheters, reinserts gastrotomy tubes, suctions, irrigates wounds, gives enemas, douches, collects specimens, performs dialysis treatments, operates hemodialysis equipment, monitors patient during procedure, Assists physicians with physical exams treatments /or laboratory tests, assists in emergencies by administering first-aid performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation /or restraining patients Administers controlled drugs such as narcotics min or tranquilizers, no n-controlled medication in oral rectal topical or injectable form i.e.

intramuscular subcutaneous injections only provides medication instructions to patients.

Maintains medication accountability records e.g.

charts patient records prepares counts medication maintains medication stock medical equipment supplies observes documents reports patient conditions e.g.

medication reactions treatment responses patient behavior progress prepares /or maintains related reports records e.g.

unusual incident reports patient records medication reports seclusion/restraint logs patient kardex team plan.

Provides general nursing direct care /or programming assistance e.g.

takes patient vital signs assists with personal grooming hygiene bathing or daily living activities administers topical ointments solutions eye ear / or nose drops repositions patients responds to patient alarms makes medical appointments for patients escorts patients assists with recreational activities provides one to one group activities according to intervention stated on treatment plan.

Provides assistance i.e.

provides work direction orientation t raining to lower-level direct care staff e.g.

hospital aides orderlies psychiatric attendants in providing general unskilled nursing care e.g.

dressing bathing feeding to patients attends participates in various meetings e.g.

staff conferences committees interdisciplinary team meetings in-service training programs nursing meetings as assigned.

Orders medication medical supplies cleans nurses station medication room/medication cart e.g.

cleans sterilizes restocks cart defrosts cleans medication refrigerator performs clerical tasks e.g.

answers phone files.

MAJOR WORKER CHARACTERISTICS: Knowledge of skilled licensed practical nursing procedures pharmacology client/patient care first-aid CPR general hospital practices procedures agency institutional hospital or clinic practices procedures HIPAA regulations standards human relations inventory control employee training development.

Skill in use of medical equipment e.g.

respirator dialysis machine sterilizer oxygen equipment blood pressure cuff hypodermics operation of person al computer.

Ability to understand practical field of study deal with some abstract but mostly concrete variables recognize unusual or threatening conditions take appropriate emergency action develop good rapport with patients /or residents understand manuals verbal instructions associated with practical nursing demonstrate dexterity to administer injections perform medical treatments strength to move reposition or restrain patients.

Developed after employment.

MINIMUM CLASS QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: License to practice nursing as a li censed practical nurse issued by Ohio Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 4723 Ohio Revised Code proof of completion of an approved course in medication administration.

Licensed Practical Nurses who administer dialysis treatment must possess Certification in IV Therapy pursuant to Section 4723.17 Ohio Revised Code.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT: Biennial renewal of licensure as practical nurse.

Obtain maintain certification in CPR.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work nights weekends with rotating days off may be required to work mandatory overtime Exposed to bodily fluids exposed to unpredictable patient behavior illness /or infectious diseases May require travel to community site under contract with Department of Mental Health Department of Developmental Disabilities.

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