STATE OF OHIO
Licensed Practical Nurse (Part-Time) (Healthcare)
Performs nursing procedures under direction of psychiatric/DD Nurse: transcribes physician's orders; administers controlled (e.g., narcotics, minor tranquilizers) & non-controlled (e.g., aspirin) physician prescribed medications in oral, rectal, topical or injection form & physician ordered treatments (e.g., administers oxygen, applies sterile dressings, inserts catheters, reinserts gastrostomy tubes, suctions, collects specimens) to residents with developmental disabilities; checks residents for positive & negative reactions to medications &/or treatments; reports negative reactions to Psychiatric/DD Nurse &/or physician immediately & documents incident; assists physician(s) (e.g., with physical exams, treatment, &/or laboratory tests); treats medical emergencies (e.g., first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation) & responds to other emergencies (e.g., restrains residents, applies Heimlich maneuver, in case of fire evacuates residents); charts resident records; prepares & counts medication; orders medication; provides medication instructions to residents & other staff members; orders equipment & supplies (e.g., forms, sterile supplies, catheters, tube feeding equipment) to meet needs of each resident. Provides general nursing to residents (e.g., takes vital signs, assists with personal hygiene, grooming, eating, toileting, mobility); assists in training of residents in the above areas; observes, documents & reports residents' condition(s) (e.g., symptoms of illness, medication reactions, resident behavior response to treatment) to Psychiatric/DD Nurse &/or physician; assists Psychiatric/MR Nurse with resident's documentation & quarterly Health Assessments & Nursing Care Plan; implements Nursing Care Plan to meet established goals for each resident (e.g., assures medication is delivered & taken as prescribed & that residents have adequate intake & output of fluids); maintains medical records & performs clerical tasks (e.g., filing, duplicating, answering phone) as required by MVDC Directives & Nursing Policy & Procedures; monitors resident's medical files monthly. Monitors & maintains adequate nursing/medical supplies on the units; attends specials, annuals, & placement meetings; directs TPW's in providing unskilled health care to residents; assists Psychiatric/DD Nurse in orientation of new employees; mentors nursing students during clinical rotation when needed; assists Psych/DD Nurse with data collection for admissions/discharges; communicates (i.e., verbally & in writing) significant information to immediate supervisor & staff members of all shifts; performs other related duties (e.g., participates in in-services (e.g., first aid, fire safety, CPR, PACES); attends meetings, workshops & seminars; serves on MVDC committees; participates in the Quality Assurance process; monitors environment of living units for Health, Safety & Sanitation; reports &/or corrects violations).License to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse issued by Ohio Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 4723 Ohio Revised Code & proof of completion of an approved course in medication administration.
Note: Licensed Practical Nurses who administer dialysis treatment must possess Certification in IV Therapy pursuant to Section 4723.17 Ohio Revised Code.