Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse - Part-time
Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Posted on: January 16, 2022
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of
its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Licensed Practical Nurse works as a member of the
multidisciplinary team to assure high quality nursing service in
accordance with the physician's orders and the agency's programs
and policies. Services are provided in the patient's place of
residence and/or inpatient unit. JOB DUTIES AND
Collaborates with members of an interdisciplinary team to assure
appropriate patient care and care planning. May communicate with
the RN, therapists, physician and/or hospice medical director,
orally and in writing as required by the patient's condition and
Provides ongoing patient observation to determine service frequency
and change in Plan of Care in compliance with agency policy and
Provides comprehensive nursing care, health teaching, guidance and
supervision to the individual and family at direction of RN,
physician, or Medical Director. Considers psychosocial,
environmental, spiritual and financial needs.
Supervises patient care given by Home Health and Hospice Aides.
The Home Health LPN promotes and maintains health of individuals,
families, and the community through teaching, counseling, and
appropriate preventive and rehabilitative measures in the practice
The Hospice LPN cooperates with the Volunteer Coordinator and is
available to hospice volunteers for advice and training when
dealing with the patients and families.
The Hospice LPN participates in the bereavement program and
supervises volunteers in providing bereavement care.
In consultation with Patient Care Manager, refers patients to other
disciplines and to community resources as needed.
Maintains and uses patient clinical records, reports and other
written communications according to agency policy and directives. -
Records make clear the goals and plans with emphasis on the
family-oriented approach to patient care. - Records reflect contact
with physicians, Patient Care Manager and other agencies as needed.
- Documentation is completed per agency guidelines.
Participates in the development and operation of the agency by:
Keeping administration informed on changing community needs and
lack of community resources.
Participating in the orientation and guidance of new staff.
Interpreting agency service to families and community groups.
Contributing to evaluation of service programs.
Evaluation effectiveness of his/her own service and contributing to
the evaluation of and continuing development of staff members.
Participating in the development of the in-service programs and
group teaching for staff and other groups, as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demands: - Heavy Work
Exertional activity: -Occasionally lift and/or carry 100 lbs; -
Frequently lift and/or carry 50 lbs; - Stand and/or walk at least 6
hours in an 8-hour work day.
Nonexertional activity: - Stooping (bending at the waist) and
crouching (stooping and bending at the knees) - required
frequently; Handling (grasping) - required frequently; - Fingering
(fine manipulation) - required only occasionally.
Important: - The functional capacity to perform heavy work includes
the functional capacity to perform medium, light and sedentary
Graduation from a School of Practical Nursing with -a current
license as a Practical Nurse.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of two years experience as an LPN.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and
-current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for
-the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. -
Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume,
including all work history, education, and/or certifications and
-licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create
a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.
-Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity
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