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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- Home Health (Venango)

Description

VNA of Venango County is hiring a Licensed Practical Nurse to join its team!

This is a Full-Time position working mainly Monday-Friday, Daylight hours. Holiday, Weekend, and On Call availability required.

Currently offering up to a $7,500 Sign On Bonus to those who qualify!

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Home Health has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our patients and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact in your community where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.

Home health nursing can provide you with an impactful career that also provides opportunities for advancement, access to the most modern equipment and technology, and excellent benefits. Our home health nurses love the flexible daylight hours, one-on-one patient care, independence, focus on patient education, and having the ability to be true patient advocates.

Responsibilities:

  • The LPN is prepared to function as a member of the healthcare team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, experience in nursing, and competency.
  • The LPN participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment in settings where nursing takes place.
  • An LPN shall communicate with a licensed professional nurse and the patient's health care team members to seek guidance when: the patient's care needs exceed the licensed practical nursing scope of practice, the patient's care needs surpass the LPN's knowledge, skill, or ability, the patient's condition deteriorates or there is a significant change in condition, the patient is not responding to therapy, the patient becomes unstable or the patient needs immediate assistance.
  • An LPN shall obtain instruction and supervision if implementing new or unfamiliar nursing practices or procedures.
  • An LPN shall follow the written, established policies and procedures of UPMC, UPMC LPN Practice Guidelines, and the State Practice Act.
  • Acts within the LPN Practice guidelines (except IVs) and within the framework of Relationship Based Care to create a healing environment.
  • Formulates daily goals and a plan of care for patients that involves the patient as a partner and considers the individual needs of the patient in a holistic manner.
  • Communicates the patient's condition to other care providers.
  • Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work.
  • Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.
  • Actively participates in unit activities and is willing to provide assistance to care team members.
  • Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the episode of care as well as transition to another level of care and/or home.
  • Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement.
  • Supports continuous learning in the clinical areas by participating in organizational and system programs.
  • Identifies opportunities for clinical quality as well as workplace improvement.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.
  • Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life.
  • Models safe work hours, time management and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.

 

Qualifications

  • Successful graduation from a Licensed Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Experience in health care preferred, no LPN experience required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families.
  • Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment.
  • Mobility and visual manual dexterity.
  • Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients.
  • Computer skills required to utilize the electronic health record.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • LPN must maintain state licensure where they are practicing or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.
  • A licensed practical nurse whose license has lapsed for 5 years or longer or has been placed on inactive status for 5 years or longer, as permitted in section 13.1(b) of the act (63 P.S. � 663.1(b)), may reactivate the license by following the state guidelines and would not be eligible to hire into an LPN role until that time.
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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.  

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