Licensed Practical Nurse VNA - Good Samaritan

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 58215

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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.


Required Skills

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

 

 Education and Experience

 

 

1 Graduate of a practical nurse program.

2 Licensed as a practical nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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

4 Previous home health experience desirable.

5 Current CPR

6 Computer skills preferred

7 Valid PA drivers license

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

 

 

 Essential Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Attitudes

 

 

1 Knowledge of and commitment to the practice of nursing in the home.

2 Understanding of and commitment to a holistic approach to patient care with an understanding of family dynamics.

3 Demonstrated clinical, interpersonal, and communication skills.

4 Willing/able to learn and use the VNA computer system.


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

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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