Temp LPN - Home Health (M-F) - St. Joseph, MI - $1,889/week

Posted on 09 May 22 by Krista Hill

  • - 1889 per Week

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Home Health Licensed Practitioner Nurse (LPN/LVN) Job Summary The ideal LPN/LVN will coordinate personal and health care services for participants in their homes. The Licensed Practitioner Nurse has the responsibility for providing direct and indirect nursing care to participants in the Client Center and in the community. Works under the direct supervision of the Clinic Supervisor or designee but is independent in the application of advanced nursing knowledge and skills in all settings.   Nurses are required to work M-F, 8am-4:30pm. They will be traveling to patient houses within a tri-county area (there are 3 counties the Client covers and nurses will be assigned a designated area to cover). All nurses will be reimbursed for travel mileage. Additionally, all nurses at this facility participate in a rotational call schedule, during which nurses could be called to work weekends and/or night shifts. The Home Health LPN/LVN will be stationed inside patient's homes and will provide them aid and care. Daily duties may include but are not limited to: -Patient assessments -Wound care -EKGS -Blood draws -Urine collection    **PPE will be provided to any nurse upon request.   Specifications   Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing   Experience: Has practiced nursing at least two (2) years; Two (2) years nursing experience with at least one (1) year experience working in a skilled nursing facility setting or geriatric care preferred.   Special Training: Only acts within scope of practice. Meet a standardized set of orientation and/or individual competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Southwest Michigan and approved by CMS before working independently.   Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact   Specific Requirements and Considerations: Maybe subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, diseases, conditions, or hazardous chemicals, etc., including potential exposure to TB, AIDS, and/or Hepatitis B.   Ages of Patients Rendered Care: Adult, Geriatric       Key Responsibilities Assessment: Collects patient data and completes required forms in the medical record per PACE documentation policy; identifies patient’s overt problems/needs and sets priorities; identifies problems requiring further referral and/or follow-up; performs advanced nursing assessment using critical thinking skills. Monitor’s participant, family and caregiver ongoing functional/psychological status and appropriateness of care, according to the plan of care. Completes assessments as scheduled. Planning Care: Develops and implements plan of care with family and caregiver based on nursing standard of care while utilizing and communicating with the IDT; coordinates and supervises all nursing care for participants in all care settings (home, AFC, AL, SNF) according to program standards. Serves as a member of IDT. Managing Care: Assists in pharmaceutical management delivery systems, performs wound care, IV therapy, palliative and end of life care and lab specimen collection at participants’ living arrangements (i.e., home, AFC, AL or SNF), including on-call coverage. Other PCP or standing orders as directed. Evaluation: Records patient care delivered as planned and any variation, with appropriate rationale; makes and records observations related to impending or associated problems; implements nursing measures related to impending or associated problems. Leadership: Using nursing process, delegates nursing care to appropriate personnel; identifies opportunities cost effective measures into nursing practice; demonstrates active participation in QI processes; complies with policies addressing safe working conditions; monitors unsafe working conditions; recognizes inappropriate and/or ineffective patient care management, resolves issue/problem and completes written reports. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Attends staff meetings and takes part in participant care planning. Participates in quality initiatives for the organization. Certification Required: Must possess an active, unencumbered license/certificate to practice in the State of Michigan Valid MI Driver’s License Possess current CPR certification by AHA ACLS, BLS, PALS  COVID vaccination card OR Exemption card Nurses will be required to undergo a background check, drug screen, TB test, and a physical  

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