The Home Care and Hospice Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) administers nursing services in caring for ill, injured, or end of life patients in the patients place of residence based upon the age of the individual served. Patients served may include: Infants – newborn to 2 years of age; Pediatric – 2 years to 10 years of age; Pediatric/Young Adult – 10 to 18 years of age; Adult – 18 to 65 years of age; Geriatric – over 65 years of age. The Home Care and Hospice LPN provides nursing services as required; including but not limited to administering medications and therapeutic treatments following guidelines established in the Nurse Practice Act under the provision of Act No. 149 of the Public Acts of 1967. The LPN observes and documents response to therapy which includes biopsychosocial responses. The LPN documents care given to the patient and observed responses from that care.
Home Care and Hospice Coordinator or RN Case Manager
- Must be a graduate of an approved school of Practical Nursing
- Must maintain current licensure for professional nursing practice in the State of Michigan.
- Must be BLS/CPR certified every 2 years according to the Michigan Heart Association Guidelines.
- Demonstrates stress management, clinical competence, personal acceptance of responsibility and accountability, promotes positive interpersonal relationships, and maintains confidentiality.
- Demonstrates use of rehabilitative-restorative nursing techniques appropriate to the need of the patient.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the Hospice philosophy and attends an informal training regarding the Hospice philosophy presented by the social worker or Director of Home Services.
- Accepts assigned duties within his/her knowledge, experience and educational training.
- Must demonstrate a daily commitment to the Standards of Behavior and Core Values of BCMH.
POSITION DUTIES: ESSENTIAL
- Follows established standards of nursing practice and implements facility policies and procedures.
- Observes infection control procedures related to nursing and safety policies/procedures.
- Demonstrates increased clinical competence by providing direct patient care to varied patient populations.
- Participates in continuing education programs and shows interest in advancing nursing technical skills.
- Evaluates and updates nursing care plans to meet the changing needs of the patient.
- Obtains report from RN Case Manager, recording sufficient information to implement appropriate follow up action.
- Prioritizes nursing care visits.
- Documents/utilizes electronic medical record; nurse’s notes, patient assessment, treatments, procedures, and evaluation of patients response to his/her plan of care.
- Informs the Home Care and Hospice Coordinator or RN Case Manager of patient condition changes.
- Participates in interdisciplinary group meeting (IDG) every 14 days as indicated.
- Effectively carries out physician orders affecting patient’s plan of care.
- Ensures all orders received are read back and cosigned by an RN.
- Works with the RN to develop and implement individual patient teaching plans.
- Insures patient rights are honored.
- Teaches disease processes, medication management, emergency plan, home management and safety.
- Complies with HIPAA requirements for security and confidentiality.
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of BCMH Corporate Compliance plan, Code of Conduct and reporting process of any compliance concerns.
- Shall be responsible for completing educational requirements.
- Performs other duties as directed by the RN Case Manager or Director of Home Services.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: ESSENTIAL
- Repetitive Movement
An individual in this position will be required to lift or carry weights in the range of:
Up to 25 pounds frequently
Up to 50 pounds occasionally
SENSORY AND COMMUNICATIVE ACTIVITIES: ESSENTIAL
- Inside environmental conditions
- Blood borne pathogens
- Physical hazards
- Chemical hazards