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Licensed Nurse (LPN) - Private Duty Care
PSA Healthcare • East Hartford, CT
Posted 10 days ago
City: East Hartford
The PSA difference is encapsulated in our mission. There are two simple words that describe who we are and what we do – that is Trusted Care. PSA Healthcare takes pride in providing Trusted Care and support to the people we serve. ACT – Action, Care and Trust represent our goal of providing positive energy, with a sense of urgency, while constantly improving our services. Our employees are essential to providing our families with trusted and compassionate care.
Reporting Relationship: Director/Clinical Care Manager/Director of Nursing/RN
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Responsibilities and Job Requirements
• Provides nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and according to the plan of care derived from the physician’s orders and Registered Nurse Assessment.
• Observes the client’s condition and care needs appropriately and reports changes in condition to the supervisor and/or physician as appropriate.
• Takes appropriate nursing action based on physician orders and nursing care plan and achieves expected outcomes.
• Recognizes changes in client needs and responses that require intervention and implements care to prevent or reduce risk.
• Provides direct, hands-on care to assigned clients.
• Documents all activities, nursing actions, responses, and coordination of care in a timely manner whenever care is delivered.
• Uses established lines of communication.
• Accepts responsibility for personal and professional accountability by complying with PSA
policies, state and federal regulations, accrediting bodies and the Nurse Practice Act.
• Maintains knowledge of competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs, continuing education units, Mosby skills and skill evaluations.
• Reinforces client and family teaching instituted by the Registered Nurse.
• Educates the client and family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, prevention strategies, and in meeting the client’s nursing needs.
• Maintains client and PSA confidentiality.
• Utilizes effective problem-solving/conflict resolution skills.
• Utilizes time management skills.
• Participates in the QA process as appropriate.
• Maintains professional boundaries at all times.
• Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
• Current and unrestricted LPN license to practice in the state for which you are applying
• Current CPR certification
• Current Continuing Education if required by state
• Diploma or certificate from state accredited LPN program
• Demonstrated proficiency in clinical skills, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures
• Good organizational and communication skills
• Additional state specific requirements:
o California- One (1) year of experience required working under current nursing license
o Louisiana- One (1) year of experience required working as a licensed nurse
• Frequent lifting and repositioning of clients
• Repeated or prolonged standing, bending, kneeling, twisting and occasional climbing of stairs
• Acute sense of sight and hearing (corrected or uncorrected) and strong sense of touch and smell
• Agility and strength sufficient to handle clients and equipment without assistance
• Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport
• Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other health conditions
Requisition ID: R0008959