Licensed Practical Nurse - Home Health at The Care Team

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: cheboygan, Michigan





Job Description:

The Care Team - The care you deserve and the support you need.

Come join our growing team! The Care Team Home Health is looking for a Full or Part-Time LPN in Cheboygan, MI, and surrounding areas. We specialize in providing Home Care and Hospice in the home and facilities. If you are looking for a new and exciting opportunity, we encourage you to apply today. A member of the recruiting team will be in contact with you to discuss this opportunity in more detail. At the Care Team we offer:


  • Engaging Company Culture
  • Competitive Compensation and Excellent Benefits
  • Growth from within through training, supportive leadership, and collaboration with the best of the best in your field
  • Independence, Autonomy, and Flexibility!
  • Innovation and industry-leading systems and technology
As a member of The Care Team, you will enjoy a wealth of great benefit choices including:

  • A full benefits package including Health, dental, and vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible spending
  • Company Paid and optional Life and Long-Term Disability, Short Term Disability
  • Accident Coverage

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides skilled nursing care to patients in their homes under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Provides service by each patient's home health plan of care and LPN's scope of practice. Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations, reimbursement guidelines as well as agency's policies and procedures.

Additionally, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will:


  • Provides skilled nursing in the home as ordered on the plan of treatment and nursing care plan.
  • Demonstrates ability to continually evaluate the patient's plan of care and communicate findings with Registered Nurse.
  • Assist the Registered Nurse in performing specialized procedures as directed by the Registered Nurse under physician's orders.
  • Evaluates the significance of assessment findings and communicates any pertinent information about the patient's clinical status and ongoing needs to others in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrates the ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age of the patient and patient's clinical assessment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration, follows the seven (7) medication rights to reduce the potential for medication errors. (Right: patient; medication; dose; route; time; documentation; reason)
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Functions as a team member demonstrating collaboration with, and responsibility to patient, physician, interdisciplinary team.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs to the standard of care for patient's age.
  • Documents wound measurements with each comprehensive assessment and weekly thereafter.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety, quality, and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Help optimize the capital structure and support strategic initiatives.
  • One must be able to hear adequately on the telephone with no more than an amplifier and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing in English.
  • Ensures compliance with agency policies and procedures regarding operations/processes, including but not limited to those regarding patient care, patient complaints, incidents, safety, and emergency management.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding infection prevention, control, standard precautions, and infection identification reporting.
  • Always maintains patient confidentiality, including all HIPAA regulations.
  • The clinical record shall contain notes for each service provided. A clinical note will be completed for each visit made to a patient's home (including a private residence, assisted living facility, group homes, or skilled nursing facility) within 48 hours of the visit.

Professional Experience and Qualifications and Qualification


  • Experience in a Hospice setting preferred.
  • Should have a minimum of one (1) year of work experience as an LPN preferable in-home care or hospital setting. Home health experience preferred.
  • Licensed LPN in the State of Michigan.
  • Knowledge of general nursing practice.
Regulatory Requirements

  • Licensed or registered in the State of Michigan.
  • Must pass a criminal background check & MVR check.
  • Completed health statements acknowledging the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Valid state driver's license.
  • Proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Current CPR card; On-line CPR certification accepted; Hands-on CPR certification preferred. TB testing per agency policy; (1 or 2 step TB skin test within 12 months of hire & annual TB symptom screening thereafter).
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Hospice Expertise

  • Must be computer literate and able to maintain simple records in English.
  • Promotes patient/family 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.
  • Collaborates with the patient/family to learn appropriate self-care techniques.
  • Submits documentation on time per agency policy.
  • Knowledgeable of current federal, state, and agency regulations concerning patient care, includes incident management and reporting.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements. Including complying with Legal Authority: Act 519, Public Acts of 1982; MCL 400.11, which states: All persons employed, licensed, registered, or certified to provide health care, must report a suspicion or reasonable cause to believe that physical, mental, or sexual abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult has occurred.
  • Participates in agency's other mandated activities, i.e., in-services, Quality Assurance, and Performance Improvement (QAPI); staff meetings.

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.
  • Must hold a license to practice practical nursing in Michigan by LARA.
  • Should have a minimum of one (1) year of work experience as an LPN preferable in a Hospice setting. Hospice experience preferred
  • Knowledge of general nursing practice.
  • Current CPR card; On-line CPR certification accepted, Hands-on CPR certification preferred.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to or from this job at any time. It is not designed to contain nor be interpreted as a comprehensive account of all the responsibilities or qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job. These job duties may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons





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