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Company:   Morse Life
Job Location:   Florida-West Palm Beach  33417
Job Status:  Full-Time
Job Description:  SUMMARY The Licensed Practical Nurse provides skilled nursing care under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. The LPN provides nursing services that are within the area of expertise approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and with consistency to the patient’s plan of care. PRIMARY FUNCTIONS  Provides services in accordance with agency policies which include: o providing services in accordance with program policies; o preparing clinical and progress notes; o assisting the Registered Nurse or physician in performing specialized duties; o assisting the Registered Nurse in carrying out the plan of care;  Prepares clinical and progress notes (not to include admission). Observes, records, and reports to the appropriate person symptoms, reactions and changes including general physical and mental condition of clients and signs and symptoms which may be indicative of untoward changes.  Assists the Registered Nurse in performing specialized procedures as directed by the Registered Nurse under physician's orders,  Fosters cooperative effort among personnel by understanding the functions of other persons involved in client care and by active participation in team and staff conferences. The Licensed Practical Nurse with the education and proven clinical competence may perform certain treatments/procedures provided that Hospice policies and the State's regulatory acts allow their performance. Only Licensed Advanced trained Practical/Vocational Nurses with documented skill in performing these functions may:  Administer medications, observe and report signs of adverse reactions..  Inspect intravenous insertion sites, change dressings, and remove peripheral I.V. needles/catheters.  Hang hydrating fluid without medications.  Hang I.V.'s premixed with medications.  Flush peripheral lines with saline or heparin solutions. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position has no supervisory responsibility. Morse Health Center, Inc. Job Description QUALIFICATIONS and COMPETENCIES to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Knowledgeable of service guidelines. Working knowledge of Hospice care. Two or more years in Hospice or in a hospital setting preferred. Demonstrated competence in emergency medical techniques. Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school and one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The position requires the ability to drive extensively in a geographic area. Must be able to access clients' homes which will not be routinely wheelchair accessible. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS  Licensed as a LPN in the State of Florida  CPR certification.  IV Certification PHYSICAL DEMANDS The position requires the ability to travel extensively in a geographic area. If traveling is by automobile, a copy of driver's license must be supplied. Must be able to access clients' homes which will not be routinely wheelchair accessible. Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the client's condition and to perform and demonstrate client care. There must be the ability to give and receive information orally. On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds. Morse Health Center, Inc. Job Description Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions while performing the duties of this job. This position requires employee to regularly stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; talk or hear; frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste and smell; and occasionally sit. The employee must regularly lift up to 25 pounds frequently and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds while utilizing proper body mechanics and appropriate mechanical lifting devices provided. Must be able to lift with the use of lift devices or assistance for residents with weight in excess of 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) EMERGENCY PROCEDURES Position requires ability to follow emergency and evacuation procedures. Must be familiar with terms: CODE RED – Fire CODE PURPLE – Missing Resident CODE BLACK – Bomb Threat DELTA – Disaster MR. GRAY – Security Emergency CODE ORANGE – Active Shooter Situation
Salary:   TBD
Contact:  Jana Black
Phone:  (561) 599-0114
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# of Openings:  1
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