LPN Home Health Hospice 32 Hours a Week North Kitsap Bremerton Silverdale

Location
Tacoma, Washington
Posted
Jun 21, 2024
Closes
Sep 22, 2024
Ref
66634400832
Specialty
Nurse
0.8 FTE 32 HOURS A WEEK NORTH KITSAP, BREMERTON, SILVERDALE.
RELATIONSHIP BASED CARE, GET TO KNOW PATIENTS/MEMBERS ON A MORE INTIMATE LEVEL, EDUCATE PROVIDE CARE WHERE THEY LIVE, I.E., PATIENT/FAMILY TEACHING, WOUND CARE, END OF LIFE.
HH/HOSPICE PREFERRED. OPEN TO TRAINING NURSE WITH STRONG CLINICAL SKILLS.
STRONG CRITICAL THINKING/ASSESSMENT SKILLS, ORGANIZED, EMPATHETIC, COMPASSIONATE, ABLE TO WORK AUTONOMOUSLY, WHILE ALSO COLLABORATING WITH INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM MODEL OF APPROACH/MODEL OF CARE, I.E., PT, OT, CASE MGRS, CHARGE NURSES, DOCS, PHARMACY.


Job Summary:

Responsible for providing direct in-home nursing care to clients in routine nursing situations under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed physician. Provide nursing interventions, implement plan of care, perform treatments, and assist patients and their families in self-care activities.

Essential Responsibilities:


  • ASSESSMENT:

    • Assists in the assessment of patient/consumer need for care and communicates with RN/MD providers appropriately and in a timely manner.

    • Determines patient/consumer purpose for admission/visit.

    • Collects data relevant to visit/admission, ongoing care as directed by standards/plan of care.

    • Recognizes urgent/emergent situations and appropriately refers/manages.



  • PLAN OF CARE:

    • Contributes pertinent information to the plan of care and assists in monitoring care.

    • Delivers nursing care as determined by plan or patient needs.

    • Recommends modifications in plan of care as needed.

    • Assist patients/families in self care activities.

    • Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing and implementing care to meet the needs of populations served.



  • IMPLEMENTATION:

    • Provides nursing interventions safely and competently and reports relevant findings to RN/MD in timely manner.

    • Follows through and implements plan of care as directed; a) provides appropriate instruction to patient/consumer about routine health maintenance, normal/abnormal lab results, special procedures and follow-up care as directed; b) prepares and administers approved medications at the direction of the RN and upon order from MD, ARNP, or PA; c) performs treatments and assists with procedures as directed; d) competently performs skills/tasks as listed on LPN skills competency inventory.



  • EVALUATION:

    • Assists in evaluating patient/consumer response to care through communication and observation.

    • Recommends modifications in plan of care to RN/MD/ARNP/PA based upon patient/consumer response.



  • AGE SPECIFIC CARE:

    • Demonstrates understanding of the physiologic and psychological effects of normal aging by assessing and implementing care to meet the needs of those populations served.

    • Reports appropriate age-specific assessment findings to the RN.

    • Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served.



  • COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATION OF CARE:

    • Communicates and cooperates with other health care team members in planning and implementing care.

    • Reports appropriate age-specific assessment findings to the RN/MD/ARNP/PA.

    • Demonstrates effective communication skills with those specific age populations served.



  • ORIENTATION:

    • Orients patients/consumers to the health care team members, the services available, and the means of access to those services.

    • Demonstrates an awareness of the Consumer Bill of rights and Responsibilities.

    • Participates in the orientation of new consumers to KFHPWs policies and procedures.



  • INSTRUCTION:

    • Assists in the identification of educational needs and communicates to RN/MD in timely manner.

    • Instructs patients/consumers according to the educational plan of care or appropriate educational materials.

    • Encourages patient/consumer compliance with therapeutic nursing and medical regimens.



  • PREVENTIVE CARE:

    • Identifies patient/consumer risk factors.

    • Utilizes available health education resources for preventive care.

    • Reinforces the plan of care to improve general health status.

    • Promotes patient/consumer self-care responsibility for meeting their own health needs.



  • DOCUMENTATION:

    • Records accurate and pertinent data on the medical record according to documentation guidelines.



  • SAFETY/COMFORT:

    • Provides a safe environment for each patient/consumer and adheres to KFHPW/facility/unit specific safety standards.

    • Adheres to KFHPW infection control, safety hazardous waste, universal precautions, and CPR standards.



  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

    • Identifies own learning needs and participates in educational efforts to meet those needs.

    • Identifies own learning needs related to those age-specific populations served and participates in appropriate educational programs.

    • Participates in staff orientation and student education activities.

    • Participates with managers and peers in completing the process for self and colleague/team performance reviews.

    • Consistently demonstrates an appearance consistent with KFHPW dress code policy.

    • Participates in activities related to QA/QI, work redesign, and cost-saving measures.

    • Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits.



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