Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at ALLIED SERVICES,

Scranton, PA 18508

About the Job

LPNs available at all Locations, Please call for more details.
Becky Snyder
570-341-4518

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Licensed Practical Nurse administers direct nursing care to patients and performs a variety of indirect patient care duties. The License Practical Nurse is responsible for all professional working policies pertaining to this section.

The Licensed Practical Nurse must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit – adolescent through geriatric.  The Licensed Practical Nurse must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span; possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status; interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs; and to provide the care needed as described in the Nursing Department's policies and procedures.

EDUCATION:

 Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse Program required.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

 Minimum of two (2) years med-surg or rehabilitation experience preferred.

 SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

 Current licensure as a Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

CPR certification must be obtained and maintained.

Must be cleared by PA State Police criminal history check and PA Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse Central Register (Childline).

Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care appropriate to the age specific need and culture of the patient served.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 Medium Work: duties require exerting 25 to 50 lbs. of force occasionally (approx 10-33% of shift), and/or 10-25lbs. of force frequently (approx 33-66% of the time), and/or greater than negligible amount up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, and move objects.  Position involves bending, reaching, stooping and lifting (occasionally in strained position) throughout shift.  Ability to transport self throughout facility is required.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF JOB:

Performs all functions of a licensed practical nurse within the scope of practice as outlined by the regulatory agencies such as such as the PA State Board of Nursing and the Pa. Department of Health. Delivers nursing care according to the standards of care as outlined by the various associations such as The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Pennsylvania Nurses Association, and American Nurses Association Standards of Clinical Practice.  Assists with rehabilitation of patients and delivers care in accordance with the plan of care, answers call lights; assists patients with personal hygiene and other activities of daily living; and records and reports all observed symptoms, reactions, and changes in the patient's condition to the Registered Nurse.  Participates in unit rounds regularly.  Administers medications and performs treatments, in accordance with policy and procedure, to assigned patients and/or all patients assigned to a team. Documents medications and treatment.  Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, monitors patient’s physical, psychological, social and rehabilitative needs by collecting pertinent data using appropriate assessment techniques.  Assists in admitting, discharging, and transferring patients.  

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