Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN - Hospice) - WellSpan VNA, Lebanon- (Fulltime, Days)

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 49619

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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:


The following are essential job accountabilities:
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 as well as Lebanon and Lancaster Counties, via direct patient care or support services enabling the care to be provided.

 

Required Skills

Licensed as a practical nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Child Abuse Clearances required both PA and FBI

Minimum of one (1) year in an acute care setting is preferred.

Previous home health experience desirable.

Current CPR

Computer skills preferred

Valid driver's license in good standing and current auto insurance

Able/willing to drive in varying weather conditions and in urban and rural areas.


About WellSpan
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 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 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

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

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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