Job: LPN - Northern Colorado

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Job Description

LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) ? IV Certified (with or without reasonable accommodation)


LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) is responsible for direct patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN).


Responsibilities



  • Provides consistently high quality of care to patients in accordance with the plan of care and Agency policies.

  • Maintains and enhances nursing skills.

  • Handles medical emergencies calmly and quickly.

  • Prepares clinical and progress notes relating to family, physician and RN regarding care plan and specialized procedures.

  • Prepares equipment and materials for treatments, observing aseptic techniques.

  • Assists the patient in learning the appropriate self-care techniques.

  • Performs procedures appropriate to LPN level of care.

  • Provides accurate and timely documentation of care by meeting deadlines consistently and assuring charting is accurate and legible.


Requirements



  • Graduation from a school of Practical Nursing approved by the National Association for Practical Nurse Education or accredited by the Colorado Board of Licensed Practical Nurse examiners

  • Previous Homecare or Home Health preferred.

  • Active Colorado LPN license or a license from the state of primary residence, if participating in the NLC (Nurse Licensure Compact).

  • Current CPR.

  • IV certification preferred.

  • Twelve months nursing experience as an LPN and six months nursing experience in the last three years. Anyone with less than 12 months hospital-based nursing may be subject to an extended probationary review period.

  • Complete knowledge of universal precautions and of Agency caregiving procedures and guidelines.

  • Ability read and interpret physicians' orders and notes from other caregivers, as well as respond to them, verbally and in writing.


If you need accommodation, please let us know.


About the Visiting Nurse Association:


The Visiting Nurse Association is Colorado?s oldest nonprofit home healthcare agency and the largest in the region. Our highly skilled team helps preserve patients? dignity and independence by allowing them to stay in the comfort of their own homes. We pride ourselves on the consistently high-quality, individualized care we deliver. In fact, we are ranked in the top 10% nationwide for low hospital readmission rates. In addition to meeting our patients? needs, VNA takes excellent care of its employees. Our staff enjoys deeply fulfilling careers with supportive management and learning opportunities.


Visiting Nurse Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

 
Visiting Nurse Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.