Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Homecare Private Duty LPN

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-13130
    Category
    Nursing
  • Overview

    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

    Do you want a career where you can truly make an impact on the lives of families whose children have an acute, chronically ill, or terminally ill condition?

     

    We are currently accepting applications for Homecare Private Duty LPNs.  You must commit to work at least 16 hours a week. Ability to be FT within 2-4 weeks, if desired.

    Benefits Eligible.

    LPN Ohio license & 1 year of nursing experience required.

    Competitive pay rate.

    Math test given at time of interview. Sample test and answer key will be provided beforehand. Calculator is permitted.

     

    Provides direct continuous skilled nursing care or skilled nursing visits for individuals and/or groups of acute, chronically ill and terminal patients as prescribed by NCH and community physicians in compliance with regulations as established by the State Board of Nursing, Medicare/Medicaid guidelines, JC standards, and the policies and procedures of Homecare and NCH to patients in the home setting or other environments as approved. The care provided by the NCHH LPN shall reflect the highest standards of nursing practice and shall be provided in a manner which promotes quality, continuity and safe patient care. Responsible for providing care for pediatric patients and selected adult patients. Demonstrates competence defined (*) NCHH LPN responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care and service to patients from the age of birth to 21 years, and selected adults.

    Responsibilities

    1. *Follows the patient plan of care, as ordered, authorized and scheduled, under the direction of the Homecare Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) (RN).

    2. * Promotes and provides necessary patient/caregiver patient education for prescribed therapies.

    3. * Correctly calculates, prepares, and administers medications by the five rights of medication administration.

    4. Initiates purposeful, written and verbal communication with patient/family, and other members of the health care team to convey nursing actions, patient/family response, and progress toward goals during routine as well as stressful situations.

    5. * Implements continuous nursing care or skilled nursing visits for pediatric patients/families in sometimes stressful environments, demonstrating competence in nursing care according to established NCHH/NCH standards and protocols.

    6. Demonstrates sound clinical decision-making in collaboration with the Homecare Patient Care Coordinator and/or NCHH RN.

    7. Provides thorough, clear and concise documentation of care provided in accordance with established guidelines.

    8. * Reviews utilization of service and patient progress with the Homecare Patient Care Coordinator and/or NCHH RN Provides input into the revision of the plan of care based upon data collected and patient/family needs.

    9. *Provides instructions and explains procedures to patients/families according to established standards.

    10. *Ensures that appropriate patient care protocols and quality controls are in place for the delivery, reporting, follow-up, and evaluation of home nursing services.

    11. Develop/finalize/revise/update/terminate service agreements as appropriate.

    12. Assure complete documentation for billing purposes and match practice with authorized allowables with patient needs.

    13. Provide initial/ongoing advocacy, customer service, and communication with family and all customers

    14. Need/ability to balance cost, quality, and mission.

    15. Maintains confidentiality of all patient/agency information.

    16. Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth.

    17. Possess knowledge of medical terminology, office equipment, different service lines/roles, documentation requirements, Information system, utilization review, referral process/sources, discharge process, care planning, use of internal/external resources, applicable regulatory requirements, community resources, chart process, scheduling, resource availability, payer coverage policies, medical equipment, ability to provide patient education as appropriate to practice, and basic knowledge of diagnoses and procedural coding, as appropriate.

    18. Performs basic skills in the following: phone communication, computer skills (word processing and data entry), communication, organizational/multi-tasking, customer service, team building, supervising staff as appropriate, management/leadership skills as appropriate, negotiation, conflict management, decision making, and diplomacy skills.

    19. Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    LPN-I 1. *Following additional education, training and demonstrated competency, selected LPN Is may perform procedures related to the care of tracheostomy and ventilator patients, as well as perform venipunctures for the purpose of drawing blood only.

    LPN-II 2. *Consistently accepts assignments and consistently performs care for pediatric patients requiring tracheostomies and ventilators. Following additional education, training and demonstrated competency, selected LPN IIs may perform venipunctures for the purpose of drawing blood only.

    Qualifications

    1. Must be a graduate of an approved school of practical or vocational nursing.

    2. Must be licensed as a practical nurse in the state of Ohio.

    3. CPR certification required.

    4. Strong working knowledge of the concept of family centered care.

    5. Must have the ability to function collaboratively within the framework of an Interdisciplinary Team.

    6. Must demonstrate problem solving, organization, communication skills and ability to work independently and react appropriately to crisis situations.

     

    JOB SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS: LPN-I 1. Must have an interest in the pediatric and homecare setting. LPN-II 1. Must have experience and knowledge in the care of medically fragile children, specifically G/J tube care and tracheostomy care, and a beginning knowledge of ventilator care and maintenance.2. One year of experience in a pediatric care setting and one year of home health experience preferred.Home Visit LPN 1. One year previous pediatric home health experience preferred.2. Two years experience in a pediatric acute care setting preferred.

     

    MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:PDN LPN I and LPN II1. Sitting Frequently (34-66%)2. Talking on the phone or in person Frequently (34-66%)3. Lifts objects/patients weighing up to 25 pounds Constantly (67-100%)4. Must be able to move or reposition patients Constantly (67 - 100%)Home Visit LPN1. Sitting Constantly (67% - 100%)2. Driving Constantly (67% - 100%)3. Talking on the phone or in person. Constantly (67% - 100%)4. Lifts objects up to 10 pounds. Frequently (34% - 66%)The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

     

    EOE

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