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Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Luke's University Health Network

Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse

St. Luke's University Health Network Bethlehem, PA Full Time


St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Licensed Practical Nurse works as a member of the multidisciplinary team to assure high quality nursing service in accordance with the physician’s orders and the agency’s programs and policies. Services are provided in the patient's place of residence and/or inpatient unit.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborates with members of an interdisciplinary team to assure appropriate patient care and care planning. May communicate with the RN, therapists, physician and/or hospice medical director, orally and in writing as required by the patient’s condition and agency policy.
  • Provides ongoing patient observation to determine service frequency and change in Plan of Care in compliance with agency policy and philosophy.
  • Provides comprehensive nursing care, health teaching, guidance and supervision to the individual and family at direction of RN, physician, or Medical Director. Considers psychosocial, environmental, spiritual and financial needs.
  • Supervises patient care given by Home Health and Hospice Aides.
  • The Home Health LPN promotes and maintains health of individuals, families, and the community through teaching, counseling, and appropriate preventive and rehabilitative measures in the practice of nursing.
  • The Hospice LPN cooperates with the Volunteer Coordinator and is available to hospice volunteers for advice and training when dealing with the patients and families.
  • The Hospice LPN participates in the bereavement program and supervises volunteers in providing bereavement care.
  • In consultation with Patient Care Manager, refers patients to other disciplines and to community resources as needed.
  • Maintains and uses patient clinical records, reports and other written communications according to agency policy and directives.  Records make clear the goals and plans with emphasis on the family-oriented approach to patient care.  Records reflect contact with physicians, Patient Care Manager and other agencies as needed.  Documentation is completed per agency guidelines.
  • Participates in the development and operation of the agency by:
  • Keeping administration informed on changing community needs and lack of community resources.

    Participating in the orientation and guidance of new staff.

    Interpreting agency service to families and community groups.

    Contributing to evaluation of service programs.

             Evaluation effectiveness of his/her own service and contributing to the evaluation of and continuing development of staff members.

             Participating in the development of the in-service programs and group teaching for staff and other groups, as assigned.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Demands: Heavy Work

Exertional activity: Occasionally lift and/or carry 100 lbs;  Frequently lift and/or carry 50 lbs;  Stand and/or walk at least 6 hours in an 8-hour work day.

Nonexertional activity:  Stooping (bending at the waist) and crouching (stooping and bending at the knees) – required frequently; Handling (grasping) – required frequently;  Fingering (fine manipulation) – required only occasionally.

Important:  The functional capacity to perform heavy work includes the functional capacity to perform medium, light and sedentary work.

EDUCATION:

Graduation from a School of Practical Nursing with a current license as a Practical Nurse.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of two years experience as an LPN.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address.  Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.  Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable.  It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.  Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!





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