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Licensed Practical Nurse- Home Visits- Full Time- Princeton Area

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Job ID: 182510
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Princeton, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: Full Time- Day Shift- 40 Hours/Week

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Summary:

  • The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will provide care and health services to patients by following the Plan of Care and instructions from the Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager. Care, education, and treatments will be provided in the patient's residence which may be a home, facility or nursing home. The LPN must function with a large degree of independence and draw on their education and experience to provide care and treatment in a variety of conditions. A hospice LPN may also be scheduled to provide 1:1 continuous care for hospice patients who are actively dying and need skilled services. The LPN serves as part of the interdisciplinary team and will participate in team conferences to show observations, interactions, and barrier to meet goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide skilled nursing care in the patient homes. Teach and demonstrate care to the patient and family to promote independence and safety while improving patient satisfaction. Demonstrate clinical competence on skills such as wound care, venipuncture, and pulse oximetry.
  • Follow the Plan of Care established by the RN for existing patients receiving nursing care and make scheduled nursing visits to improve outcome measures and reduce re-hospitalization. Communicate immediately with the RN if patient has change in condition or is not progressing towards goals.
  • Communicate verbal and written information in a timely manner to both peers and supervisors. Document assessments and observations in an objective, clear, and concise manner in the patient’s EMR within required time frames.
  • Assist patients and families to understand terminal illnesses and the dying process. Explain comfort measures and pain management.
  • Create a customer friendly environment consistent with the Patient Care Model. Demonstrate regard for the dignity and respect of all patients, families, representatives, employees, volunteers, and medical staff. Support the organizational mission to provide consistent and quality health care services in a professional, caring, and responsive environment.
  • Allow the patient and family the opportunity to explore and verbalize feelings. Teach the patient and family comfort measures.
  • Understand Medicare and hospice guidelines. Maintain cost containment for the health system through careful and thoughtful use of supplies and equipment. Maintain productivity standards.
  • Demonstrate competency in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to meet a patients physical, secondary psychological, and social needs. Understand age-related growth and development levels.
  • Communicate and act as a liaison between care manager, patient, family, and community.
  • Provide services that are ordered by the physician in a competent manner as indicated in Plan of Care.

Credentials:

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • Car Insurance (Required)
  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • Graduate of Vocational School, Technical School, or Nursing Program 2+ years Experience working within the field 1+ years Medical or surgical experience
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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