Midwest Health CG - LPN/LVN - - 1st Shift in Garden City, Kansas
The LPN/LVN will provide skilled nursing care to patients in their home under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Provides service in accordance with the Agency philosophy, standards and policies. Key Job Duties and Responsibilities: * Provides skilled nursing in the home as ordered on the plan of treatment and nursing care plan. * Evaluates the significance of assessment findings and communicates any pertinent information about the patient’s clinical status and ongoing needs to others in a timely fashion. * Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management. * Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical position. * Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors. * Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. * Provide in-service education per DON direction. * Functions as a team member demonstrating collaboration with, and responsibility to patient, physician, interdisciplinary team. * Adheres to all Agency, payroll, billing and documentation policies and procedures. * Participates in Agency’s other mandated activities, as requested by Clinical Supervisor or Director of Patient Care Services including in-services and UR/PI committee. * Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs to the standard of care for patient’s age. * Addresses and supports cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy. * Promotes patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/family’s cultural, ethnic and/or personal needs or preferences. * Completes and submits necessary documentation in accordance with Agency policy and applicable regulations. * Submits verification of completed visits in accordance with Agency policy. * Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences in accordance with Agency policy. Key Job Requirements: * Must have a valid LPN/LVN license that is in good standing with the State. * Experience as an LPN/LVN commensurate with one of the following: * One (1) year experience in an acute care setting within the last 24 months; * Six (6) months home care experience within the last 12 months. * Graduate of an accredited nursing program * Prior home healthcare experience is preferred * Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing * Ability to relate positively and favorably with patients and staff. * Demonstrate good oral and written communication along with good documentation skills.