|Company Name||GUNNISON VALLEY HOSPITAL|
|Location||GUNNISON, United States|
|Date Posted||February 27, 2019|
Home Care LPN
To ensure delivery of safe, compassionate, high quality nursing care under the supervision of the registered nurse, within acceptable practice standards, and in compliance with the plan of care as well as established policies and procedures within the Home Care System. Acts as an advocate for home care in their respective communities and adheres to the hospital Mission, Vision, Values and Motto of “The Patient is First in all We Do”
- Assists in plan of care implementation and necessary revisions under the direction of the RN. This includes initiating appropriate comfort, preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures and treatments as outlined in the plan of care and as assigned.
- Assists the managing RN in evaluating the patent’s needs through visits, case conferences/IDT, and review of documentation. Reports to, and coordinates care with RN, physician, appropriate staff members and other caregivers.
- Maintains a high level of quality nursing skills and is able to demonstrate these skills thru various certifications, spot visits from supervisor during patient visits and/or annual skills testing.
- Reinforces patient/family instruction initiated by the RN.
- Assists the patients with activities of daily living while teaching appropriate self care techniques.
- Demonstrates competency in completing necessary agency forms and completes required documentation within the time frame outlined by policy
- Participates in CQI/OBQI, as assigned, to assure that quality measures are implemented and met.
- Reports to the case managing nurse and/or clinical coordinator regarding patient care and to the director for all other issues or concerns related to her job.
- Participates in rotation of the on call schedule. Carries on-call cell phone and/or pager and is willing to visit patients as needed to assist supervising on-call nurse. Documents appropriately and reports to supervisors as needed at end of call time.
- Participates in in-service programs including, but not limited to; conducting an in-service, providing education to other staff members as assigned, attending assigned educational sessions, and/or obtaining certifications to enhance agency programs.
- Demonstrates a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm in order to create a team atmosphere conducive to self-improvement and agency growth. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the home care director, participating in agency programs and hospital functions.
- Demonstrates patience and tact when dealing with patients, family and other staff members, conveying a sense of caring and dignity
- Demonstrates a sense of responsibility and moral integrity, acting as self-starter who works independently and who consistently finds ways to improve their own job and hospital operations as part of the health care team.
- Understands the aging process, and emotional problems of illness, with a genuine interest in geriatric nursing.
- Has an acute sense of responsibility and moral integrity. Able to identify problems and assist in being part of the solution rather than the problem.
- Able to perform duties to the best of her/his ability and adjust to a working environment, which will change with each individual patient. Must be non-critical of patient’s environment, which will change with each individual patient. Must be non-critical of patient’s life style and home environment.
- Acts as a self-starter who works independently and who will consistently find ways to improve their own job and department operations as part of the home care team.
- Assumes responsibility for knowing agency policy and expectations.
- Must comply with HIPPA and keep home care / hospital confidentiality.
- Must attend yearly OSHA training.
Required Job Qualifications include:
- Graduate of an accredited Practical Nurse program
- A current Licensed Practical Nurses license issued by the State of Utah
- One year of health care experience. Home Care experience preferred.
- Must be 21 years of age with a valid driver license and transportation.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to carry, climb, hear/listen, lift, reach and manipulate objects, tools, or equipment, push/pull, see, speak, squat/kneel, stand, and walk. Heavy physical exertion is also required as duties involve moving materials weighing 10 – 20 pounds continually, and 25 – 50 pounds on an occasional basis, along with lifting patients, for patient care. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 80% of the work period. Work involves the potential for exposure to infectious and patient’s pets. This position requires mobility. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- How to Apply:
Please apply at: http://gvhospital.org/about-us/jobs/
Gunnison Valley Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, Gunnison Valley Hospital policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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GVH is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)6-7770 or (800)695-4877 for information.
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