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LPN - Habersham Long Term Care - Part Time

Company: Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc
Location: Demorest
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Job Category:Nursing - LPN

Work Shift/Schedule:VariesNortheast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities. About the Role:Job SummaryThis position will care for patients in the adult and geriatric age groups. Employee performs clinical duties in accordance with population specific guidelines and adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as outlined in policy and procedures. - -Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Licensure or other certifications: Currently licensed as an LPN in the State of Georgia. Current BLS certification required or must be obtained within 30 days of hire. -
  • Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum Experience: A minimum of two (2) years clinical nursing experience with emphasis on care of adults in acute care medical and surgical areas is required for Hospice. A minimum of two (2) years clinical nursing experience with emphasis on care of adults in acute care medical and surgical areas is strongly preferred for Long Term Care. -
  • Other: Graduate from a state approved LPN school of nursing.
    Preferred Job Qualifications
    • Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
    • Preferred Educational Requirements:
    • Preferred Experience:
    • Other:
      Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Demonstrates knowledge appropriate to care for adult and geriatric patient populations specific to unit of practice
      • Meets all certification requirements defined by unit (i.e. BLS, ACLS, PALS).
      • Demonstrates critical thinking skills
      • Demonstrates sound clinical skills and judgment
      • Basic computer skills necessary to operate computer systems used on unit
        Essential Tasks and Responsibilities: LTC LPN
        • Assesses the patient's physical and emotional needs and provides appropriate care and intervention.
        • Monitors resident for changes in condition. -Reports changes to Physician, Responsible Party, Nurse Supervisor, and other appropriate health professionals.
        • Performs ongoing assessment and communicates assessment and plan of care through written documentation and verbal reports.
        • Correctly administers and documents medication regime. -
        • Participates with instruction and education to resident and/or family to help insure safe and appropriate discharge.
        • Contributes to resident safety by: utilizing principles of asepsis in all resident contact, providing a safe resident environment (i.e., Call light within reach, side rails up, etc.), maintaining properly functioning equipment and adhering to infection control policies and procedures.
        • Assesses the status of all residents nursing care of the facility and consults with medical staff as needed. -
        • Identifies and implements infection control and safety practices
        • Participates in the orientation of other employees.
        • Organizes patient care and demonstrates ability to set priorities by addressing acute needs first and implementing Physicians' orders within appropriate time frame.
        • Assists in coordination of residents for admissions, transfers and discharges.
        • Evaluates and monitors, utilization of equipment and supplies. Makes sure that adequate supplies stocked on the units and all residents charges are appropriately recorded.
        • Regularly checks emergency equipment to see if they are in proper working order and that sufficient supplies are at hand.
        • Helps keep the unit safe, clean and attractive by reporting to housekeeping any major problems and reporting to maintenance any safety issues.
          Area/Unit Specific Essential Tasks and Responsibilities: Hospice
          • Plans nursing visits in accordance with agency policy and implements all aspects of the maintenance of current POT, including documentation in accordance with the orders as scheduled with no more than two variances, annually.
          • Responds appropriately to emergency situations as indicated by the assessment findings and nature of the patient's condition, in accordance with service policy and procedure.
          • Provides hospice aide/homemaker duties and continuous care to appropriate patients when assigned.
          • The LPN assists with the collection of data from a variety of sources to enhance clinical decisions about treatments and nursing interventions.
          • The LPN provides feedback to the registered nurse in the development of nursing diagnoses and carries out the established plan of care and documents reassessments, interventions and patients' responses to interventions. -
          • The LPN carries out therapeutic interventions established in the interdisciplinary plan of care. -
          • The LPN provides feedback to the registered nurse continuously in the evaluation of interventions and treatments and how they affect patient health status and expected outcomes. -
          • -The LPN supports the evaluation of care activities, education and practice environments to ensure the provision of safe, quality care.
          • The LPN participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance. -
            Physical Demands
            • Weight Lifted: Up to 50 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
            • Weight Carried: Up to 20 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
            • Vision: Heavy, Constantly 66-100% of time
            • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Frequently 31-65%
            • Standing/Walking: Constantly 66-100%
            • Pushing/Pulling: Frequently 31-65%
            • Intensity of Work: Constantly 66-100%
            • Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, KeyboardingWorking at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals. -NGHS: Opportunities start here.Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Keywords: Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc, Athens , LPN - Habersham Long Term Care - Part Time, Other , Demorest, Georgia

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