LPN or Certified Medication Aide | Hospice Cottage
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Facility: Centennial Cottage
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 6301 W 43rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, USA
Shift: 12 Hours - Rotating Shifts
Job Schedule: PRN
Weekly Hours: Varies
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) participates in the implementation and evaluation of patient care for stable and predictable patients of all ages in the home care setting. Demonstrates knowledge of nursing principles for the patient in the relevant setting and possesses the ability to perform testing to assess data reflective of the patient's status and to interpret appropriately the information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to the age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed. Demonstrates competency and practices within the full scope of nursing expertise/knowledge and utilizes appropriate age and population specific standards as designated in the home care setting. Ensures the health, comfort and safety of patients.
Knowledge of the principles and skills needed for nursing to provide patient care and treatment. Knowledge of medications and their effects on patients. Knowledge of patient education principles to develop a self-care program. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe environment, specific to the home setting. Skill in administering a variety of treatments and medications as directed.
As needed position, 12 hour shifts, days and overnights
Additional Job Description
Certified Medication Aide
High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) required.
Minimum age of 18 preferred. Prior clinical or nursing assistant experience preferred.
Satisfactorily completes yearly department specific competency testing and maintains a record of continuing education credits for each year. A minimum of 12 hours continuing education are required annually. Maintains all department specific required certifications.
North Dakota and Iowa: Require Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification with the State Board of Nursing. CNA certification must be maintained with the State Board of Nursing. When applicable, may need a valid Driver's License and auto insurance. Successful completion of a state-approved Certified Medication Aide/Assistant once CNA certification is obtained.
Minnesota: Must have nursing assistant certification, have completed the 75-hour course and be registered with the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. Successful completion of a state-approved Trained Medication Assistant course.
South Dakota: Must successfully complete the state approved Certified Medication Aide (CMA) course. CMA certification must be maintained with the State Board of Nursing.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduate from an accredited practical nursing program as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
If position requires IV therapy/management skills, the following is required in North Dakota: graduation from a Board approved AASPN program where IV therapy is part of the curriculum or completion of an IV Therapy course approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.
One year of professional nursing experience preferred.
Currently holds an unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license with State Nursing board and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required. Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care providers required.
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Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-30946