Mercy Health

  • Licensed Practical Nurse I- Home Health

    Requisition ID
    2018-762384
    Category
    Nursing
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift(s)
    Days, Varies/Rotating
    Department
    Home Care Services
    Location
    US-AR-Rogers
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different

     

    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

     

    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

     

    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Overview:


    The home care licensed practical nurse works under the direction of a registered nurse to provide skilled nursing care to in the patient's home. The LPN will drive to patient homes, and the LPN will follow through with treatment as outlined by the physician and RN. The LPN delivers patient care to meet the patient’s needs according to physician’s orders. Job duties include taking evening and weekend call as scheduled and completing other job tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

     

    Education: Graduate of an accredited school/program of practical nursing.
    Licensure: Current Arkansas LPN license. Current valid driver's license.
    Certifications: Basic CPR certification. Valid drivers license and ability to drive.
    Other: Ability to read and effectively communicate in English. Basic computer skills.
    Preferred Experience: One year of clinical experience preferred. Home health experience preferred.
    Preferred Other: Additional languages preferred.

     

     

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home

     

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

     

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

     

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

     

    Responsibilities:


    Provides direct patient care in a personalized and compassionate manner utilizing the Nursing Process:
    A. Successfully demonstrates proficiency of basic skills, equipment, and procedures, including unit specific skills.
    B. Follows physician's orders, RN instruction, and plan of care.
    C. Safely administers medication by following the established policies and procedures.
    D. Uses the nursing process and critical thinking skills to provide care toward realistic and measurable goals.
    E. Provides nursing care and "on call" as required on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
    F. Reports patient condition/activity to Clinical Coordinator, RN's, and team members when appropriate.
    G. Maintains ability to drive, dependable transportation, and auto insurance.

    Documents in a manner which is complete, accurate and legible in all designated areas:
    A. Completes daily notes and communication notes per protocol.
    B. Assesses and documents patient condition per department policy and as changes occur.
    C. Completes departmental forms according to policy.
    E. Reconciles medication profiles per policy.
    F. Completes chart forms and flow sheets appropriately.
    G. Charting reflects implementation of plan of care.
    H. Patient education and response is documented.
    I. Physician orders are reviewed prior to home visit and care reflects current orders.
    J. Documents medication administration and changes as appropriate:
    L. Pain assessment and follow up is performed and documented per policy.
    M. Assists in training and orientation of nursing students and new employees as needed.
    N. Documents patient assessments and interventions at point of care on the laptop computer and transfers the information to the server twice daily.
    Q. Documents wound measurements upon discovery, and weekly thereafter.

    Communication skills as evidenced by:
    A. Communicates verbally and non-verbally in a concise, effective, and appropriate manner to colleagues, physicians, patients, and family/significant others:
    - Hand-off patient reports to colleagues are complete, concise, and accurate.
    - Communicates with dignity and respect to colleagues, physicians, patients and visitors.
    - Reports changes in patient condition to Physician and Clinical Coordinator as appropriate.
    - Calls physicians as needed and has all required information available.
    - Communicates with case managers and assists in requesting visit authorization as needed.
    - Notifies patients of anticipated visit schedule.
    B. Displays a positive attitude.
    C. Delegation: makes safe and appropriate requests of team and ancillary personnel and role models effective communication and behavior for team members.
    D. Collaboration/Coordination:
    - Ensures patient needs are met and adequate supplies available for upcoming visits.
    - Demonstrates cooperation and support as a team member.
    - Submits anticipated visits to scheduler weekly.
    - Coordinates care with ancillary services to schedule visits to facilitate completion and patient satisfaction.
    E. Education of patient and staff:
    - Acts as a change agent to facilitate new processes.
    - Evaluates knowledge and provides verbal and written instruction.
    F. Answers all pages and telephones promptly and professionally. Is able to answer questions or direct caller to appropriate personnel.

    Actively supports Performance Improvement initiatives by following home health policies, procedures, and programs; provides ongoing peer education (i.e., Customer Satisfaction, Physician Satisfaction, Co-Worker Satisfaction, and Process Improvement):
    A. Reports occurrences and medication events to Quality Management Coordinator and/or Clinical Coordinator using Risk Management forms.
    B. Reports allergic/adverse medication reactions to Quality Management Coordinator and/or Clinical Coordinator using Pharmacy forms.
    C. Adheres to Infection Control Policies.
    D. Adheres to Employee Health Policies.
    E. Participates in departmental and organizational process improvement activities.
    F. Performs record reviews and chart audits at least quarterly and as assigned.
    G. Understands and complies with organizational policies, procedures, Joint Commission standards, Arkansas Department of Health, applicable laws and regulations.

    Demonstrates behavior that is supportive of cost effective patient care:
    A. Sets priorities and utilizes time efficiently in order to complete work on time with least mileage.
    B. Ensures supplies used are properly charged and utilized.
    C. Maintains appropriate inventory of nursing supplies in car to decrease cost.
    D. Demonstrates work habits and demeanor which contributes to the efficient functioning of the department and performs duties as requested or required.
    - Is responsive to staffing needs of the department.

    Enhances professional growth and development:
    A. Attends education programs, mandatory inservices, workshops, and unit meetings.
    B. Seeks out and utilizes education from professional journals and other accepted resources.
    C. Incorporates knowledge obtained into practice patterns.

    Provides safe environment of care for patients, visitors, and staff:
    A. Identifies safety, infection control, and environmental hazards at work and/or the patient home and resolves and/or reports promptly.
    B. Demonstrates current knowledge of role in:
    - Disaster Plan including documentation.
    - Fire Safety
    - Standard Precautions
    - Hazardous Material Identification
    - Electrical Safety

    Provides age specific knowledge and skills where applicable. Works effectively with various cultures and ethnic groups.
    A. Uses appropriate tools and resources for age, cultural, or ethnic needs
    B. Care provided using age-appropriate modification of procedure and communication.

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