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LPN in Orlando, FL at Spring Hills Home Care

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/1/2018

Job Description

Position Summary:

Provides skilled nursing care to patients in their home as needed. Coordinate care with the patient, family, referring agency, and assumes responsibility for the coordination of care. Provides service in accordance with the Agency philosophy, standards and policies.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to a request for initial assessment within 24 hours.
  • Develops a written plan of care for each patient, assessing the physical, psyco social needs of the patient and documents the findings.
  • Assesses patient’s condition, initiates plan of care, re-evaluates and updates as necessary
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical position.
  • Provides skilled nursing care as needed

  • Obtains all necessary physician orders and collaborates with physician as patient’s needs dictate.

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Initiates case conferences to discuss multidisciplinary team responsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, new problems, etc.

  • Follows up with obtaining lab results and notifying physician of any significant results.

  • Re-evaluates the need for continued care on an ongoing basis; initiates recertification as necessary.

  • Promotes patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/family’s cultural, ethnic and/or personal needs or preferences.

  • Supervises Home Health Aides on an as needed basis

  • Initiates needed referrals to other disciplines and/or community resources.

  • Obtains needed supplies and equipment to provide care.

  • Knowledgeable of current federal, state and agency regulations concerning patient care.

  • Adheres to all Agency, payroll, billing and documentation policies and procedures.

Non Essential Functions:

  • Attends all required training, in-services, and staff meetings.
  • Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, the achievement of safe working practices, by practicing proper infection control measures, and understanding the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).  
  • Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward residents, visitors, families, and co-workers.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures of Spring Hills, LLC
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Attributes:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Job Requirements

  1. Drivers License

  2. Social Security Card

  3. Immigration Documents (if applicable)

  4. LPN License

  5. CPR Card

  6. Physical (signed by a physician from within 6 months)

  7. PPD/TB Test/Chest X-ray (signed by a physician from within 6 months)

  8. Proof of vehicle insurance (if applicable)

  9. Proof of liability insurance (if applicable)

  10. In Services