Licensed Practical Nurse - Home Care

US-IL-Quincy
CareLink
1420 Harrison Street
Job ID
2017-1389
Category
Clinical Services

Overview

Christian Horizons (CH) has grown from one nursing home over 50 years ago to one of the largest faith-based not-for-profits in the country with 13 communities across 4 states. The CH family of ministries also includes Senior Care Pharmacy, CareLink nurse-guided care and Safe Haven Hospice. Experience a new pathway to senior living – a future in which older adults thrive.

 

We offer a place to live your faith, a place to grow and be valued. As a faith-based organization, we strive to provide resident-centered, cost-effective health care programs and services to each and every resident in our community.

We are seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to meet the total needs of the Cllients and ensure the highest quality of care is met directly and individually to each Client in compliance with federal, state, local, and corporate requirements.

 

 

Responsibilities

Develops and Implements the Plan of Treatment and/or Home Services plan:

  • Confers with the client’s physician (when applicable for skilled nursing clients) in developing and revising the plan, based on initial and ongoing assessments, in compliance with established policy
  • Communicates with the client and family as appropriate to insure the best possible understanding of the plan and their roles in achieving the desired outcomes.
  • Initiates timely contact with the physician and the Clinical Supervisor or Agency Manager as necessary during implementation and using appropriate professional judgment when plan modifications are necessary.
  • Ensures interim/renewal orders are obtained as necessary and communicated effectively.

Coordinates Care:

  • Initiates and responds appropriately to others involved in the care process regarding changes in client/family needs.
  • Acts as a liaison between the clients, others involved in the care process, and community resources to assure effective care coordination and appropriate referrals.
  • Participates in case conferences to identify, manage, and resolve client needs and problems.
  • Ensures the highest standards of professional conduct and honors the confidential nature of client information, sharing information only when the recipient’s right to access is clearly established and the sharing of such information is clearly in the best interest of the client.
  • Supervises the Home Services caregivers/Home Health Aides involved in client care, through conferences and supervisory visits, and through availability to answer questions and concerns.
  • Manages case assignments and the availability and provision of supplies, materials and equipment needed to safely and effectively implement the plan of treatment
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  • Teaching and Training:
  • Ensures that the plan includes appropriate teaching related to prevention, safety and the interventions required to achieve the desired health outcomes
  • Participates in training to build own skills and expertise and share knowledge with others.
  • Ensures adherence to agency policy and procedure, and participates establishment of same. 

 

Documentation:

  • Prepares and submits documentation as required by policies and procedures.
  • Accurately documents client observations, interventions and evaluations on the day services rendered.
  • Ensures accurate transcription of physician verbal orders for implementation.
  • Provides documentation for billing purposes in accordance with policy.
  • Prepares and maintains scheduling of cases for review at Case Conferences.
  • Review Home Services documentation (where applicable) to ensure appropriate provision and documentation of services.

Qualifications

 

  • CPR Certification required.
  • Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) state license required.
  • Able to follow written and oral directions.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrate dependability, cooperation, and interest in the care of the elderly.
  • Display leadership qualities, good communication skills, and a desire to continuously learn.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with personnel, Clients, families, visitors, government agencies, and the general public.
  • Pass background check before and during employment, as defined by Christian Horizons’ background check policy, with no disqualifications by committing or attempting to commit one or more of the offenses defined within.

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