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Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Health (Oakland)

  • Job ID: 103792923
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Home Healthcare
  • Department: Skilled Nur North Pod B
  • Location: , Pittsburgh PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.39 to $27.61 / hour

Description

UPMC Home Health is hiring a Full Time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This position will support patients and families in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, PA.

This position will provide direct technical nursing care to patients/families within their home setting under the direction of the primary care nurse and in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team.

Responsibilities:
  • Assists the registered nurse/therapist in assessment of patient's condition and contributes information to aid in planning and evaluating care. Considers the physical, psychosocial and emotional needs of the patient.
  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction
  • Identifies, develops and participates in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of services we provide
  • Maintains a confidential record of patient's progress, symptoms, reactions; treatments performed, interventions and care provided. Completes documentation including visit assessment and verbal orders accurately and promptly on the laptop device or in the written documentation while in the patient's home and within the agency and regulatory standards. Data syncs (transmits) information same day. This information is communicated to the primary service provider and appropriate interdisciplinary team members in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Maintains nursing knowledge base through inservices, literature review, mandatory and competency programs
  • Performs duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of UPMC/Jefferson Regional Home Health, L.P. towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians and other departments within the organization.
  • Provides individualized patient/caregiver teaching and appropriate counseling related to health prevention, health maintenance and disease process under the direction of the registered nurse
  • Provides individualized skilled home health nursing care to patients under the supervision of a registered professional nurse.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members. 
  • Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.
  • Minimum of 1 year nursing experience strongly preferred. 
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR within 30 days of beginning employment
  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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