LPN PRN Continuous Care

Chapters Health System - Hudson, QC (30+ days ago)

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Qualifications:
  • Current LPN licensure in the state of Florida, or current licensure from another state plus a temporary Florida permit
  • Mobile Driver - Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance per Company policy
  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule
  • Minimum one (1) year nursing experience in an in-patient, hospice, or home health setting
  • Certificate of completion of 30-hour Infusion Therapy Course and in-house 8-hour Infusion Class preferred
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of hospice patients
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
  • Ability to physically access any home in any service area (i.e., navigate stairs, and narrow spaces, tolerate heat, lack of air conditioning, pets and smoking) in any area the Company serves
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
Competencies:
  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.
Responsibilities of all employees:
  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.
Job Responsibilities:
Clinical
  • Under the supervision of an RN, provide palliative nursing care to patients and families incorporating psychosocial, cultural, physical, spiritual and biological components and appropriate nursing intervention as identified in the plan of care developed by the IDG.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills regarding application of Company Clinical and Administrative policy and procedures, such as: medication administration, symptom management, and patient/family relationships.
  • Observe and report signs of adverse reactions; response to treatments and results of dressing changes.
  • Consult and collaborate with other professionals to promote quality and continuity of patient/family care.
  • Document observations/interventions to support higher level of care.
  • Attend patient deaths; prepare body for transport; oversee disposal of medications.
  • Provide bereavement support to the patient caregiver/family.
  • Accept responsibility and is accountable for nursing actions; demonstrates an understanding of legal consequences of nursing actions; requests supervision when needed; performs within the guidelines established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act.
  • If infusion certified, under the direction of an RN, performs Central Venous Line (CVL) site observation/inspection; peripheral intravenous (IV) initiation; venous access device dressing, cap change and flushing venous access device; IV medication and fluid administration (No IV pushes other than saline and heparin; may not add medicines to IV solutions); and venipuncture for blood specimens.
Administrative
  • Document observations and interventions on appropriate Company forms with accuracy, timeliness, legibility, professional terminology and awareness of legal and regulatory implications.
  • Incorporate behaviors supportive of the Mission Statement.
  • Perform within the framework of the philosophies, policies, and procedures.
Communication
  • Communicate accurately and completely to staff members, patients, families and supervisors; utilize positive approaches when working with other staff members.
  • Present concise, pertinent oral and written patient information to team; respect input from all disciplines.
  • Listen to voice mail report prior to visiting the patient.
  • Report changes in patient condition to RN.
Professional Development
  • Pursue own professional growth through attendance at required in-services and other educational offerings.
  • Establish professional goals for self and continually evaluate self in the attainment of these goals.
Financial
  • Utilize supplies, equipment, medications, laboratory and patient therapies within the Company philosophy.
Safety
  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients.
  • Use necessary precautions with communicable diseases.
Other
  • Perform other duties as assigned.