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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Hartford Healthcare at Home
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Job Description:

Shift Details : rotating weekends and holidays required9 - 5:30pm M-Friday Workwhere every moment matters. Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with onething in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcarenetwork as a Visiting Registered Nurse.-- Hartford HealthCare at Home, the largestprovider of homecare services in Connecticut, has been fulfilling our mission formore than 115 years. Our Person-CenteredCare Model allows our employees to learn and grow within our organization, allwhile providing integrated support to the patient. As part of Hartford HealthCare, we leveragecutting edge technology to provide quality care in our client's home. Most importantly, our employees areappreciated for the real differences they make in both the lives of theirclients and their clients' families. Job Summary Provides skilled nursing care to patients under the guidance of the Community Health or Hospice Nurse, implementing the nursing care plan written by the Community Health or Hospice Nurse and order by the M.D. Reinforces teaching plan to encourage participation of patients and family members in the care of the patient. Responsible for accurate, timely, and proficient clinical and reimbursement documentation. Performs related duties in support of the Nursing Department, Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, and Agency. Responsibilities: ---Provides skilled nursing care to patients through implementation of the nursing care plan written by the Community Health Nurse and ordered by the M.D. ---Confers with Community Health/Hospice Nurse regarding patient assignments on a daily basis pre and post visit. ---Administers selected prescribed medications and treatments as permitted by ---State regulations and/or Agency policies under the direction of the Community Health/Hospice Nurse, in an appropriate fashion to ensure quality, safe patient care. ---Assists Community Health/Hospice Nurse in the performance of specialized procedures i.e. complicated dressings, as necessary in a competent manner. ---Observes patient for changes in condition and reports these changes to the physician, Community Health/Hospice Nurse and/or Clinical Manager, in a timely fashion. ---Participates in case conferences with other Agency professionals, and/or the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, as required. ---Organizes and prioritizes patient care assignments to ensure that Agency productivity standards are met. ---Recognizes licensure limitations and seeks and obtains necessary information to provide quality safe patient care i.e. observation visits, educational material review and instruction by Supervisor or Nurse Specialist. ---Implements plan of care for Hospice patients with appropriate end-of-life goals and an emphasis on patient safety and patient/caregiver education. ---Responsible for clinical documentation to reflect Agency policy and procedure and the delivery of quality and safe Home Health and Hospice Care. (25%) ---Prepares and keeps legible records current, on a daily basis, providing all written information regarding service record, visit and non-visit time, statistical sheets and reports to physicians and other personnel according to expected time frames. ---Collects and documents necessary financial and reimbursement information for each patient and provides verbal and written communication as required, to Agency personnel and other reimbursement sources. ---Follows telephone order from physician, submits a completed change order form to Supervisor for co-signing, in an accurate and timely manner. ---Follows guidelines of nursing care plan and encourages patient self-care. ---Reinforces the teaching plan developed and initiated by the Community ---Health/Hospice Nurse, in an appropriate fashion. ---Encourages patients and families to participate in plan of care as appropriate. ---Participates in Blood Pressure and other screening clinics and gives appropriate advice and directions to participants needing follow-up. ---Assists with the TeleHealth Program as required. Community Health Nurse co-signs orders. ---Orients Home Health Aide to plan of care under the direction of the ---Community Health/Hospice Nurse. ---Performs related duties in support of the Agency/Nursing Department. Qualifications Education & Training: Graduate of an approved school of practical/vocational nursing. License/Certification: Current Connecticut LPN license as a practical nurse. Experience: Two (2) years recent current LPN experience or specialty area, if applicable, preferred. Home Health Care experience preferred. Skills: ---Basic clinical nursing skills. ---Excellent verbal and written communication skills. ---Strong organizational skills. ---Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact with patients, families, physicians and co-workers. ---Ability to deal effectively with stress and ability to exercise independent judgment. Other: Valid motor vehicle operators license, reliable personal automobile during business hours, and active automobile insurance coverage in accordance with Agency policy. We take great care of careers. Withlocations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunitiesfor career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organizationon the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthroughtreatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- weprovide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/lifebalance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment .

Keywords: Hartford Healthcare at Home, Bridgeport , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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