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Licensed Practical Nurse

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Overview: Under general supervision; LPN is responsible for work of average difficulty involving routine nursing care; supervises a number of Nursing Assistants; performs related work as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Directs work of nursing assistants; administers medication, injections, and routine treatments; makes staff assignments; assists in the evaluation of patient care; accepts doctor?s orders where appropriate, and notifies administrative supervisor of any significant change in patients? condition; assists with general health care of clients; observes and records signs and symptoms of changes in patient?s condition or behavior.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, LPN 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. Considerable knowledge of practical nursing. Ability to follow oral and written directions that are technical and detailed; ability to organize and supervise nursing care of clients; ability to provide care for and develop rapport with the clients; ability to maintain and interpret records and reports; ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.

Education and/or Experience:

Must possess, as a minimum, Nursing Degree from an accredited college or be a graduate of an approved Licensed Practical Nursing Program.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must possess current Maryland, DC and/or Virginia license as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

If you are interested in joining our team of caregivers and you have all the skills necessary call our offices on (301) 585-6300 to find out how to apply.

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