Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN (Would Consider RN)

Memorial Healthcare Owosso , MI 48867

Posted 2 months ago

JOB SUMMARY Works under the supervision of the registered nurse and manager.# A licensed professional home health nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care in the patient#s home through assisting with patient assessment, providing teaching and/or hands on care and maintains appropriate documentation. Strives for superior performance by consistently providing a product or service to leadership and staff that is recognized as ultimately contributing to the patient and family experience.# Recognizes and demonstrates understanding of patient and family centered care.# # PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Documents all relevant information in routine visits. Assists in completing necessary forms required for payer billing. Reviews patient#s medications at each visit and documents current medications accurately. Provides patient education based on a care plan developed by RN. Functions within the limits of his or her education and scope of practice. Ensures well working equipment by routinely checking that equipment is cleaned according to manufacturer#s direction, routine maintenance is performed and q2uality control measures are utilized as required by regulations. Follows plan of care according to policy and procedure and within scope of practice. Performs technical skills using correct procedures, and within scope of practice. Uses appropriate safety precautions. Assists patient/family in utilization of community resources Follows physician orders accurately. Maintains accurate records as required and documents all necessary information of clinical records in a timely manner. Documents assessments, interventions and response to interventions indicating patient progress toward goals as directed by RN. Documentation is accurate and concise.


Accurately documents visit times and mileage in computer


. Observes and uses proper chain of command. Responds positively to manager(s) and registered nurse(s) direction professionally accepting guidance. Keeps physician and RN informed of changes in patient condition and response to plan of treatment. Communicates professionally with physician, patients, families, interdisciplinary team and other hospital personnel. Coordinates and maintains communication regarding patient care with the following team members when applicable: Aides, Social Workers, Therapists, Dieticians and RN#s Emergency personnel, Acute Care departments RN case managers Involves and informs patient/family of discharge plan as directed by RN. Approaches patients/families in a professional manner that reduces conflict and prevents undue stress and anxiety. Maintains professional boundaries with patients/families. Manages time effectively and maintains productivity. Able to speak knowledgeably of the scopes of service that are available through the home care organization. Acts as a resource for peers, assists in orientation of new staff and accepts student assignments. Maintains a clean and well-groomed professional image in accordance with department dress code. Complies with current regulatory, legal and safety requirements for home care practice. Reports to work on time and as scheduled in accordance with the attendance policy. Accepts responsibility for own continuing educational needs. Participates as requested in AQ monitoring, PI activities and other committee assignments. Demonstrates knowledge of sterile technique, universal precautions, etc., as the situation merits. Administers and documents oral, IM, subcutaneous and dermal medications as ordered by physician. Maintains confidentiality of patient information and ensures patient#s right to privacy. Adheres to policies and procedures. Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected changes in work volume, staffing and scheduling. Demonstrates knowledge of and supports hospital mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality statements, corporate compliance plan, customer service standards, and the code of ethical behavior. # DEPARTMENTAL AND ADDITIONAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 1. #Performs other duties as assigned. # JOB SPECIFICATIONS EDUCATION Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. LPN License in the state of Michigan is required.# BLS for healthcare providers is required. # EXPERIENCE One (1) year of general medicine/surgical experience working with many types of patients is required. Home Health experience and knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other regulations that pertain to home health service is required. Valid driver#s license is required # ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES/MOTOR SKILLS Able to travel independently throughout all Memorial Healthcare facilities. Able to travel independently throughout service area to patient homes. Able to navigate within a patients home which include areas confined by space and/or equipment. Ability to access a patient and his/her equipment for the purpose of assessment/treatment and move patients as ordered safely. Small motor skills required for operating modern computer, office, and telephone equipment as utilized by Memorial Healthcare (MHC). The physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job related physical requirements may be added on an as needed basis. Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements. May be required to stand, kneel, crouch, sit, climb stairs, and bend. May be required to lift and carry between 20-100lbs which may require you to push/pull/carry items. Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills for administration of medications, insertion and maintenance of various tubes (NG, catheter, etc.), dressing changes and assessment techniques. Perform functions that include using hand/finger dexterity and to be able to handle or feel objects, use tools and/or equipment that may require reaching. # ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL ABILITIES Proficiency using modern office, computer and telephone equipmentas used by Memorial Healthcare. # ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES Ability to adapt and maintain focus in fast paced, quickly changing or stressful situations. Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents including, but not limited to policies, operating instructions, white papers, regulations, rules and laws. Ability to complete a history and head-toe initial assessment of patients# condition for multiple symptoms and to formulate a care plan based upon this assessment and has the ability to evaluate patients# reactions to the care plan. Ability to visually assess patients# condition and environment and to auscultate lung, heart, and bowel sounds etcetera and palpate as needed for assessment or treatment. Ability to understand doctor orders, document assessment, interventions, evaluation and have the ability to make decisions independently in the home setting. # ESSENTIAL SENSORY REQUIREMENTS Able to see for the purpose of reading information received in formats including but not limited to paper, computer, reports, bulletins, updates, manuals. Able to hear for work-related purposes. # INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Ability to interact with co-workers, hospital staff, administration, patients, physicians, the public and all internal and external customers in a professional and effective, courteous and tactful manner, at all times, physically, verbally and in all written and electronic communication. Required to remain calm when adversity is encountered. Open, honest, and tactful communication skills. Ability to work as a team member in all activities. Positive, cooperative and motivated attitude. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

JOB SUMMARY

Works under the supervision of the registered nurse and manager. A licensed professional home health nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care in the patient's home through assisting with patient assessment, providing teaching and/or hands on care and maintains appropriate documentation. Strives for superior performance by consistently providing a product or service to leadership and staff that is recognized as ultimately contributing to the patient and family experience. Recognizes and demonstrates understanding of patient and family centered care.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Documents all relevant information in routine visits.

  • Assists in completing necessary forms required for payer billing.

  • Reviews patient's medications at each visit and documents current medications accurately.

  • Provides patient education based on a care plan developed by RN.

  • Functions within the limits of his or her education and scope of practice.

  • Ensures well working equipment by routinely checking that equipment is cleaned according to manufacturer's direction, routine maintenance is performed and q2uality control measures are utilized as required by regulations.

  • Follows plan of care according to policy and procedure and within scope of practice.

  • Performs technical skills using correct procedures, and within scope of practice.

  • Uses appropriate safety precautions.

  • Assists patient/family in utilization of community resources

  • Follows physician orders accurately.

  • Maintains accurate records as required and documents all necessary information of clinical records in a timely manner.

  • Documents assessments, interventions and response to interventions indicating patient progress toward goals as directed by RN.

  • Documentation is accurate and concise.

  • Accurately documents visit times and mileage in computer.

  • Observes and uses proper chain of command.

  • Responds positively to manager(s) and registered nurse(s) direction professionally accepting guidance.

  • Keeps physician and RN informed of changes in patient condition and response to plan of treatment.

  • Communicates professionally with physician, patients, families, interdisciplinary team and other hospital personnel.

  • Coordinates and maintains communication regarding patient care with the following team members when applicable:

  • Aides, Social Workers, Therapists, Dieticians and RN's

  • Emergency personnel, Acute Care departments

  • RN case managers

  • Involves and informs patient/family of discharge plan as directed by RN.

  • Approaches patients/families in a professional manner that reduces conflict and prevents undue stress and anxiety.

  • Maintains professional boundaries with patients/families.

  • Manages time effectively and maintains productivity.

  • Able to speak knowledgeably of the scopes of service that are available through the home care organization.

  • Acts as a resource for peers, assists in orientation of new staff and accepts student assignments.

  • Maintains a clean and well-groomed professional image in accordance with department dress code.

  • Complies with current regulatory, legal and safety requirements for home care practice.

  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled in accordance with the attendance policy.

  • Accepts responsibility for own continuing educational needs.

  • Participates as requested in AQ monitoring, PI activities and other committee assignments.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of sterile technique, universal precautions, etc., as the situation merits.

  • Administers and documents oral, IM, subcutaneous and dermal medications as ordered by physician.

  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information and ensures patient's right to privacy.

  • Adheres to policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected changes in work volume, staffing and scheduling.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports hospital mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality statements, corporate compliance plan, customer service standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

DEPARTMENTAL AND ADDITIONAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

1.Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • LPN License in the state of Michigan is required.
  • BLS for healthcare providers is required.

EXPERIENCE

  • One (1) year of general medicine/surgical experience working with many types of patients is required.

  • Home Health experience and knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other regulations that pertain to home health service is required.

  • Valid driver's license is required

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES/MOTOR SKILLS

  • Able to travel independently throughout all Memorial Healthcare facilities.

  • Able to travel independently throughout service area to patient homes.

  • Able to navigate within a patients home which include areas confined by space and/or equipment. Ability to access a patient and his/her equipment for the purpose of assessment/treatment and move patients as ordered safely.

  • Small motor skills required for operating modern computer, office, and telephone equipment as utilized by Memorial Healthcare (MHC).

  • The physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job related physical requirements may be added on an as needed basis. Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements.

  • May be required to stand, kneel, crouch, sit, climb stairs, and bend.

  • May be required to lift and carry between 20-100lbs which may require you to push/pull/carry items.

  • Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills for administration of medications, insertion and maintenance of various tubes (NG, catheter, etc.), dressing changes and assessment techniques.

  • Perform functions that include using hand/finger dexterity and to be able to handle or feel objects, use tools and/or equipment that may require reaching.

ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL ABILITIES

  • Proficiency using modern office, computer and telephone equipmentas used by Memorial Healthcare.

ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES

  • Ability to adapt and maintain focus in fast paced, quickly changing or stressful situations.

  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents including, but not limited to policies, operating instructions, white papers, regulations, rules and laws.

  • Ability to complete a history and head-toe initial assessment of patients' condition for multiple symptoms and to formulate a care plan based upon this assessment and has the ability to evaluate patients' reactions to the care plan.

  • Ability to visually assess patients' condition and environment and to auscultate lung, heart, and bowel sounds etcetera and palpate as needed for assessment or treatment.

  • Ability to understand doctor orders, document assessment, interventions, evaluation and have the ability to make decisions independently in the home setting.

ESSENTIAL SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to see for the purpose of reading information received in formats including but not limited to paper, computer, reports, bulletins, updates, manuals.

  • Able to hear for work-related purposes.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Ability to interact with co-workers, hospital staff, administration, patients, physicians, the public and all internal and external customers in a professional and effective, courteous and tactful manner, at all times, physically, verbally and in all written and electronic communication.

  • Required to remain calm when adversity is encountered.

  • Open, honest, and tactful communication skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member in all activities.

  • Positive, cooperative and motivated attitude.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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