Licensed Practical Nurse-VNA Home Health - South York County

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 56979

Position Summary:

 

 

General Summary:

 


Under the supervision of a registered professional nurse, provides nursing care to patients at an advanced level of practice. Takes patient vital signs, assists with procedures/examinations, administers medications, assists patient with activities of daily living (bathing, feeding, etc.) and instructs patients and their families in appropriate care.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 


1 Under appropriate supervision, administers and controls narcotics and medications.
2 Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.
3 Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
4 Helps patients get into and out of chairs, lifts patients, raises patients in beds, and turns the patients.
5 Checks patient's vital signs.
6 Charts results of various tests.
7 Monitors medical condition of patients and reports changes to appropriate personnel.
8 Prepares patients for scheduled procedures to assist in patient assessment.
9 Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
10 Arranges for patients' ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services.
11 Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.
12 Ensures accurate maintenance of patients' medical records and that patient records are treated as confidential information.
13 Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties.
14 Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.

Department Description:


WellSpan VNA Home Care provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, home health aid and social work visits to patients who require intermittent health care in their homes.  Care is primarily focused on short episodes (6-8 weeks) of recovery after the surgery, the onset of a new diagnosis or the exacerbation of an existing condition, and is ordinarily covered by insurance.  Employees work together to provide exceptional, quality care to members of the York and Adams County communities, via direct patient care or support services enabling the care to be provided.
Required Skills

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Note: Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.

 

Minimum Education Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training

 

Minimum Experience 1 - 2 years

 

Req Cert/Registration Current LPN license in PA; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

 

Req Course(s)/Training Completion of accredited LPN program; rhythm recognition course per unit of assignment

 

Physical Demands

Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking

Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients

Lifts supplies/equipment

Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

 

Working Conditions

Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases

Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances

May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements

Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)

Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

Subject to many interruptions

Occasionally subjected to irregular hours


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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