Care for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
- Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on patients’ charts.
- Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients’ conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
- Provide basic patient care and treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations.
- Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
- Answer patients’ calls and determine how to assist them.
- Measure and record patients’ vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
- Work as part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
- Collect samples such as blood, urine and sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
- Prepare patients for examinations, tests or treatments and explain procedures.
- Assemble and use equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.
- Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other health care team members as necessary.
- Record food and fluid intake and output.
- Help patients with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, or standing and walking.
- Apply compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
- Inventory and requisition supplies and instruments.
- Clean rooms and make beds.
- Supervise nurses’ aides and assistants.
- Make appointments, keep records and perform other clerical duties in doctors’ offices and clinics.
- Provide medical treatment and personal care to patients in private home settings, such as cooking, keeping rooms orderly, seeing that patients are comfortable and in good spirits, and instructing family members in simple nursing tasks.
- Set up equipment and prepare medical treatment rooms.
- Prepare food trays and examine them for conformance to prescribed diet.
- Wash and dress bodies of deceased persons.
- Assist in delivery, care, and feeding of infants.
- Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
- Applied Learning – Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.
- Customer Oriented – Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
- Safety Awareness – Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
- Technical Aptitude – Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
- Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
- Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
- Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
- Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
- Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Skills & Abiliities:
- Education : Associate’s Degree (two year college or technical school)
- Experience : One to two years related experience
- Computer Skills: Microsoft Office
- Certificates & Licenses: Valid Louisiana LPN license, CPR certification
- Preferred: pediatric experience, ventilator experience, trach experience, gastrostomy feeding experience, experience with long term care patients both adult and pediatric.
All shifts available
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $18.00 – $25.00 per hour
- Home Health
- LPN (Required)
- CPR Certification (Required)
- Multiple locations
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