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Company: Power Personnel
Location: Gilroy
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title:   Licensed Practical Nurse

Reports To:  Clinical Director

Location:   Program-based position

Job Summary
Experience required: 2 Years LVN/LPN  Minimum

The LPN practices under the direction of a registered nurse and provides nursing and facilitation services for assigned clients within a designated site. The LPN on the Rehabilitation Team contributes to and implements evidence-based treatment strategies that are related to self-care and that promote physical, psychosocial, and spiritual health. The LPN also provides training to clients or family members regarding how to promote health, wellness and medical stability as well as to staff.

Essential Duties & Functions

  • Timely identification of individuals in need of medical nursing services or interventions. Provides interventions as needed.
  • Possesses the specialized knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide care for clients; performs hands on nursing care and facilitator care by using nursing process.
  • Trains/educates families, funders, employers, significant others and uses appropriate resources to develop and implement an individualized teaching and discharge plan.
  • Coordinates nursing care activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team to facilitate achievement of treatment plan and goals.
  • Contributes to the nursing assessment of clients and their families, as well as their educational and discharge needs.
  • Implements the interdisciplinary plan of care within the scope of LPN practice and provides nursing care and education directly or in collaboration with Brain Injury specialists, as needed, to maintain and restore function and prevent complications and further loss.
  • Contributes to the evaluation of the nursing care and to the modification of the plan as needed to achieve measurable goals and objectives.
  • Takes responsibility for communicating all necessary medical/nursing information to appropriate team members, physicians and other health care providers.
  • Takes responsibility for seeking out current information regarding client’ s program and ReMed information (e.g., staff comm., rounds summaries, meeting minutes, client strategies, postings, memos, etc.).
  • Responsible for ensuring consistent implementation of strategies through teaching team members, eliciting feedback from team members, reviewing medical documentation including trackers, lab work, etc.
  • Complies with professional standards of treatment, licensure and state regulations.
  • Demonstrates ability to support clients in difficult situations (e.g. refusal of activities, medications, and strategies).
    • Works directly with the client and provides minimum to maximum assistance and/or supervision to promote the client’ s success in achieving identified treatment goals.         
    • Provides direct clinical care as needed.
  • Responsible for teaching other team members strategies needed to support client treatment goals.
  • Responsible for participation in orientation and staff training regarding health related issues.
  • Prioritizes tasks to balance direct client treatment, staff communication, assigned program responsibilities and written documentation.
  • Ensures completion of all necessary medical documentation including med progress notes, changes to medication record and medication log forms, etc.
  • Responsible for recording the date and length of each client contact or service in the Client Info system.
  • Documents each nursing session on nursing progress note as they occur.
  • Completes nursing assessments and evaluation documentation according to established time frames.
  • Participates in collaborative problem solving with the team and supports the clinical team decision making process.
  • Keeps current with professional certification or licensing requirements, participates in continuing education and keeps abreast of new developments, trends, and treatment modalities in area of specialization.

ReMed Core Competencies

Individual Accountability

Upholds ReMed’ s mission and guiding principles by demonstrating professionalism and maturity in work behavior, ethical conduct, sound judgment, and personal integrity.

           Cooperative Teamwork

Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with others and effectively uses the communication and interpersonal skills needed to achieve company goals and accomplish individual work performance objectives.  

Job Knowledge

Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized area of expertise and brain injury rehabilitation.  Applies and improves extensive or in-depth specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment to accomplish a result or to accomplish one' s job effectively.

Organizational Impact

Demonstrates a commitment for achieving and maintaining exemplary work performance and positively impacting ReMed’ s overall missions and business objectives.  Creates and supports an organizational culture which encourages others to provide the quality of service essential to high performance and operational excellence.

                                    Education & Experience

PA licensure as a LPN is required.  Experience in the rehabilitation of chronically or catastrophically ill or injured is recommended. Demonstrated accountability and skills in analysis, problem solving, decision making, related to medical nursing skills and time management required. The ability to communicate in writing and verbally with families, clients, staff and physicians is a must.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Regularly required to communicate, both orally and in writing; occasionally required to speak on the telephone for extended periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to sit; regularly required to bend, stoop, and kneel; frequently required to stand and walk. 
  • Regularly required to use hands to type, grasp, handle, or feel; reach, push or pull with hands and arms; and talk or hear. 
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly required to demonstrate a high degree of attention to details, quality standards and accuracy.
  • Must have the ability to handle and organize multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Must have the ability to travel up to 30% of the time spent working in this position.
  • Must have the ability to occasionally lift and or move 50 lbs. or more.
  • ReMed has determined that all staff are at risk for exposure to potentially infectious materials based on the duties entailed in working with clients or in an office setting.  This position has been classified as a role within the organization that may incur occasional occupational exposure based on the job’ s duties and responsibilities.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It may not constitute an exhaustive statement of the essential functions, responsibilities or requirements of the job, which are dictated by the needs of the office, department and supervisor(s) to whom the employee is assigned. Employment is at will. Accordingly, ReMed may change the functions and responsibilities of this position at any time.

Keywords: Power Personnel, Gilroy , LPN, Other , Gilroy, California

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