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LPN

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and or assist with participant ADL care as necessary in the center and in the participant's home.
  • Coordinate and or assist with participant meals and fluid intake on a daily basis to assure proper nutrition is maintained as defined by participant care plan.
  • Consistently assess each assigned participant's condition through professional clinical processes, critical thinking, and judgment, to meet the needs of participant in manner to avert avoidable changes in condition.
  • Notify Director of Clinical/Home Care Services or RN when participant condition changes and when an issue arises with other staff members.
  • Administer and document medications and treatments in accordance with established policies and procedures as indicated.
  • As requested, will check the auto medication order for accuracy.
  • Will communicate with pharmacy as needed.
  • Assure that all necessary medications/supplies/paperwork are sent home with participants on a daily basis.
  • Participate in team meetings, committee meetings, staff meetings, family meetings, etc. as requested.
  • Update participant care plans as needed.
  • Assist in completion of documentation as related to participant care on a daily or as necessary/scheduled basis (e. g., chart documentation, MAR).
  • Assist physician as needed in examination room or other areas of clinic.
  • Transcribe physician orders per policy in a timely manner.
  • Observe nursing care and visit participants daily to assure that nursing care is carried out as directed by the care planning process.
  • Participate in giving and receiving daily report to assure continuity of care.
  • Communicate necessary information to Program Assistants.
  • Complete participant incident/accident reports, per policy in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate and/or participates in the daily collecting of vitals and bodily samples such as urine, sputum and blood sugars, including lab draws from participant for testing, as needed.
  • Communicate abnormal lab results to appropriate physicians in a timely manner as indicated per policy.
  • Interact and communicate information as necessary to families, POA's, participants, staff, etc., maintaining HIPPA guidelines.
  • Assure that appropriate and adequate supplies are available in clinic and homes for all disciplines.
  • Facilitate and participate in team meetings as requested to provide and enhance communication between all disciplines.
  • Facilitate and participate in problem resolution regarding employees and other clinic concerns.
  • Participate in orientation and training of personnel.
  • Assure a clean, safe and orderly environment for participants, staff and visitors.
  • Participate in assuring that accurate documentation of participant care is provided during and before end of the shift.
  • Works with the Director of Clinical/Home Care Services and RN to oversee the provision of ancillary and specialty services.
  • Communicates with ancillary providers including dentist, podiatrist, pharmacist, audiologist and ophthalmologist as requested in regard to the care of the participants.
  • Communicates with ancillary and specialty services as requested to share pertinent participant information.
  • Provide input to Director of Clinical/Home Care Services or RN concerning nurse and nurse aide performance.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to HIPAA standards and protocols.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation.
  • Attend and participate in internal and external meetings, in-services, and continuing education programs.
  • Must maintain eight hours of in-service time per year.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • Two years nursing experience. Preferably in home care. Must have one year experience with the frail or elderly population.
  • Working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Must have dependable transportation with a valid driver's license in order to visit clients in their homes and other sites.


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