LPN or RN

Employer
Alignstaffing
Location
Baltimore, MD
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 21, 2019
Closes
Oct 23, 2019
Ref
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Specialty
LPN / LVN, OR / PACU
Contract Type
Permanent
LPN Job Description

The main duties of LPNs are to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care for clients under their jurisdiction. They provide care to patients at a very personal level and have direct contact with patients on a daily basis.

LPNs perform the following job duties:
  • Provide bedside care to patients including personal hygiene maintenance
  • Record the patients' vital signs (including blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate)
  • Collect patient's health information
  • Relay information between patients, registered nurses, and physicians
  • Give oral medications and injections to patients (in permitted states)
  • Test a patient's blood sugar levels
  • Urinary catheter insertion and care
  • Wound care and dressing changes
  • Ostomy site care and maintenance
  • Assist patients with personal hygiene
  • Monitor for changes in patients
  • Proper charting, documentation, and maintenance of patient's medical records

In addition to the standard duties of the LPN there are some that are specific to certain job settings. When dealing with ill or injured patients in a hospital, the duties often are:
  • Managing IVs
  • Ensuring patients and their families understand release instructions
  • Supervising CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants)
  • Monitoring fluid and food intake and output
  • Moving patients safely

LPNs often work with patients in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. They are also common in the home health care field. These jobs may require the nurse to perform additional tasks including:
  • Assessing patients' reactions to medications
  • Assessing patients' mental health
  • Providing emotional support
  • Assisting with daily needs such as bathing and dressing
  • Observation of patients' skin for potential bed sores

Medical offices and clinics employ many LPNs. In addition to nursing duties, there are often paperwork responsibilities such as:
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Keeping medical records current
  • Billing patients
  • Working with insurance companies
  • Writing prescriptions at a physician's request

The LPN is often the first face a patient sees. He or she can advocate for the patient when working with the RN or doctor in charge. Ability to handle a diverse range of situations and responsibilities is the primary duty of an LPN. Whether working in a traditional hospital or medical setting or on the front lines in home health care, the LPN is a vital member of the health care team.

Company Description

Our Staff...
• Create fun and interactive learning experiences while serving as mentors to fellow Teachers.
• Are caring, compassionate and love what they do!
• Ensure the daily care of every child by following all licensing guidelines and implementing all company standards.
• Communicate directly with parents and prospective parents to achieve success for the child.
• Maintain a fun and interactive classroom that is clean and organized.
• Have countless advancement opportunities through our on-going training and expansive network of centers and brands.

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