Job Description

General Description

This position works under the supervision of doctors and RNs, performing duties such as taking vital signs, collecting samples, administering medication, ensuring patient comfort, and reporting the status of their patients to the nurses and physicians.

Essential Job Duties

  • Take and record vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Administer medications as ordered and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments
  • Dress wounds, give alcohol rubs, apply compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles, bathe and dress patients, and collect blood and urine samples
  • Monitor patients and chart medical records accurately
  • Report the condition of a patient back to RNs and doctors
  • Communicate openly and effectively with patients and families, while demonstrating compassion and friendly behavior
  • Supervise nursing assistants
  • Ensure that supplies, medications, and equipment are restocked and maintained so that they are ready to use
  • Admit, discharge, and transfer patients
  • Maintain HIPPA compliance.
  • Will adhere to and follow all QC policies and procedures.  Participation in QC policy and procedure development and revisions as requested.
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited LPN nursing program
  • Must have a valid AZ LPN license in good standing
  • Current BLS
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal with patients and family in a respectful, warm way
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time, as well as lift patients and medical equipment
  • Ability to demonstrate resilience in emotionally difficult situations
  • Comfortable with a schedule with beyond normal working hours
  • Must have proficient computer skills

Physical Requirements/Working conditions

  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting; must be able to stand/walk for most of the work day; heavy lifting, must be able to lift packages up to 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to work paying close to detail with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment