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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Skilled Home Health

Philadelphia, PA

Blessings4ever

Posted 2 weeks ago
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Job Description

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Skilled Home Health

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides nursing care to patients in the home setting. This care encompasses a wide range of med/surgical nursing procedures and involves monitoring patient status and compliance, performance of procedures and teaching of patients and caregivers in preparation for discharge. All care delivered is based on Standards of Practice for the particular state of practice and must be in compliance with company policy and regulatory requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:
● Follows the established patient plan of care. Provides input to the RN Case Manager or Clinical Manager regarding identified changes in client condition or identified needs.
● Secures necessary information from patients to verify appropriate payer source and ensure continued coverage as assigned.
● Maintains clinical knowledge and expertise.
● Delivers quality nursing care through appropriate and skillful interventions and observations.
● Performs treatments and procedures according to company policy and skilled nursing practice standards.
● Safely administers and documents medications according to agency policy.
● Notifies the physician and agency management of significant changes in patient status and obtains change orders as necessary.
● Completes visit notes thoroughly with emphasis on documenting skilled services provided and homebound status documentation.
● Submits notes and Daily Visit Records on a timely basis in conjunction with agency policy.
● Maintains established productivity standards on a regular basis.
● Follows organizational policies and procedures regarding infection control, disposal of hazardous waste and use of protective devices as evidenced by documentation and the absence of related incident reports.
● Within their scope of practice implements plan of care formulated by the physician and registered nurse.
● Supports CNA team. Direct the CNA in the timely completion of quality individualized personal care and ensure CNA documentation is accurate and complete
● Medication Administration & Reporting. Administer medication and give/receive relevant reports, both written and verbal from/to appropriate staff as per departmental protocols
● Administer general nursing care to patients in assigned area under direct supervision of RN
● Administer medications and treatments as prescribed
● Insures all aspect of care is provided and provides accurate and timely documentation consistent with the plan of care.
● Performs treatments and procedures as assigned
● Adhere to professional standards, follows policies and procedures of Blessings4Ever and facility, abide by federal, and state requirements, HIPPA guidelines, and accreditation standards
● Performs related duties as required

Will Demonstrate the following Skills/Qualifications:
● Ability to think and work independently and with direction, and communicate with staff members in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
● Compassionate, patient focused and dependable team player
● Excellent communication and customer service skills
● Ability to lead others
● Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

Exclusion from Federal Programs
Employee may not at any time have been or be excluded from participation in any federally funded program, including Medicare and Medicaid. This is a condition of employment. Employee must immediately notify manager or the Human Resources Manager if threatened with exclusion or becomes excluded from any federally funded program.

Job Requirements:

Education/Experience Requirements

● Graduation from an accredited school of vocational/practical nursing. Must possess a valid practical nursing license in the state(s) of practice.
● A minimum of two-year experience in medical/surgical nursing is required. Previous experience in the home care setting is also required.
● Possess the ability to transfer, maneuver and lift incapacitated clients in the home setting.
● CPR Certification
● EMR system experience

Physical Demands & Environment
Employee may be required to sit, bend, stoop, use keyboard, see, talk, and hear. May occasionally lift objects of 10 to 25 lbs. The position is primarily based in the home of the patient. In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Exclusion from Federal Programs
Employee may not at any time have been or be excluded from participation in any federally funded program, including Medicare and Medicaid. This is a condition of employment. Employee must immediately notify manager or the Human Resources Manager if threatened with exclusion or becomes excluded from any federally funded program.

Blessings4Ever Home Healthcare Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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