||We have an immediate opportunity for a Home Care Licensed Vocational Nurse/ Licensed Practical Nurse - LVN/LPN.
General Summary: Administer nursing care, under supervision of a registered nurse, for clients in their place of residence, coordinate care with the interdisciplinary team, clients, and their families, and the referring agency.
Patient Population: Has contact with patients of all ages in a clinical setting; understands and demonstrates appropriate behavior when interacting with patients in all populations.
Under the direction of the RN, assist in identifying the client’s physical, psycho social and environmental needs as evidenced by documentation, clinical record, case conference, team report, and evaluations. Participate in planning and implementing care in conjunction with the RN, in accordance with the Plan of Care (POC). Assists clients in the recovery or maintenance of life functions; prevent illness and relapse of illness. Provide care utilizing infection control measures that protect both client and staff (OSHA). Assure the continuity of care through delivery of quality patient care. Provides effective communication to clients, their families, team members, and other health care professionals. Monitors assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party payers. Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner to assure compliance with company policy. Demonstrates commitment and professional growth by participating in in-service programs and maintaining/improving competency. Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board. Promote the company philosophy and administrative policies.This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Experience: One (1) year experience as an LVN/LPN in a clinical care setting. Home health experience preferred.
Education: Completion of an accredited Licensed Vocational/Licensed Practical Nursing program.
Current license that is in good standing to practice as an LVN/LPN in any/all applicable states. Current CPR certificate. Current driver’s license in good standing.On-going employment as an LVN/LPN requires maintenance of a valid LVN/LPN license in the state which the nurse practices in and a valid CPR certificate at all times. It is the responsibility of the employee to renew these both before they expire in order to continue employment.
Prolonged standing/walking required. The ability to lift/transfer up to 50 lbs. Ability to meet deadlines and patient needs, make quick decisions and allocate resources under stressful conditions. Meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.Environmental/Working Conditions:
Works in patient’s home in various conditions. Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and infectious diseases. Some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call. Ability to travel locally and work a flexible schedule.Machinery/Tools/Equipment Requirements:
Reliable transportation and auto liability insurance Manual blood pressure cuff Stethoscope Thermometer