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Travel LPN / LVN - Occupational in Potsdam, NY - LICENSED PRACTICAL/VOCATIONAL NURSE JOB DESCRIPTION (A) Job Summary: The Licensed Practical Nurse provides services on a supplemental staffing basis to client facilities. The LPN works under the direction of a Registered Nurse and participates ni patient care within the objectives, standards, and policies of the department and within the parameters of this/her educational parameters. The LPN is expected to practice a systematic approach to patient care utilizing the nursing process in collaboration with the Registered nurse. The Licensed Practical Nurse`s role in the nursing process includes: * Observes, records and reports patients` condition, symptoms, reactions and progress to the RN * Contributes to the nursing plan of care * Assists in the implementation of the plan of care * Assists in evaluating patient response by documentation and communication of evaluation data to the RN Qualifications: Education: Graduation from an accredited School of Practical or Vocational Nursing with current license Experience: One year full time experience in the clinical area or specialty he/she requests to work Certifcation: Current CPR/BLS Certification Duties and Responsibilities: The Licensed Practical Nurse is expected to practice safe and ethical nursing within the scope of his/her profession by the State Practice Act, understanding his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following: * Giver direct care based on knowledge of principles and practices of the LPN * Gives medications via oral, topical, subcutaneous, intradermal and intramuscular routes under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The LPN has full knowledge of actions and untoward effects of medications being dispensed. * Performs activities related to I.V. Therapy according to facility policy and procedures under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. * Assists physicians with patient exams, when required. * Contributes to patient/family teaching based on plan of care * Provides age specific care to all patients * Documents and reports to RN any changes in patient`s condition * Consistently practices standard precautions, including hand washing, consistent use of personal protective equipment. * Adheres ot facilities` policies for handling bio hazardous materials * Updates knowledge and skills by attending continuing education opportunities Essential Functions: * Must have working knowledge of the principles and techniques of practical/vocational nursing * Must have current knowledge in caring for patients in different developmental stages throughout the life span * Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing * Seeks to obtain educational resources and create learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for continued competence in nursing * Ability to operate and handle many types of medical equipment * Frequently move/lift between 50-100 pounds, depending of assignment requirements * Stand for long periods with frequent squating, twisting, bending, kneeling and reaching ot prepare equipment, material or objects for providing patient care. * Sensory requirements include speech for communication, vision, smell, touch and hearing for accurate assessment of the patient * Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination * Ability to work in a stressful environment * Consistent attendance is required to assure that the client facilities` needs and patient needs are met. * Must have the ability to follow directions/instruction from his/her supervisor. * Compliance with institutional policies, procedures and practices * Compliance with Remede`s polices and to uphold Remede's standards of nursing excellence at or client facilities

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