LPN Licensed Practical Nurse - Clinic- $5K Bonus
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 7/31/2020

Job Description

Accelerate your career at Volunteers of America-Senior CommUnity Care PACE Center, Great Place to Work-Certified™!

We Are Inspired to Serve. Join us!

Making a difference in the lives of others – that’s what working at Volunteers of America is all about. Our employees have the opportunity each and every day to make a difference in the lives of older adults. From improving our residents’ quality of life, to creating peace of mind for them and their families, our team members know that as a part of our community, they are changing lives.

We are currently hiring a RN to work mainly in our PACE Clinic and to complete home care visits in our senior client's homes.

Benefits of working for Senior Community Care/Volunteers of America (VOA): 

At VOA we understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are happy to offer them the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • $5,000 retention bonus
  • Stable organization; we've been a nonprofit for over 120 years
  • PTO for full-time staff
  • Positive work environment
  • Paid training/Continuing education
  • A variety in your daily duties
  • Supportive managers
  • Fast paced, low stress working environment
  • Benefits:
    • Retirement
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Loan Program
    • ID Theft
    • Insurances offered:
      • medical
      • dental
      • vision
      • legal
      • life
      • accident
      • critical illness
      • short-term disabilities
      • pet

At our Senior CommUnity Care PACE Center, we provide health care in the home and community to older adults who would otherwise live in nursing homes. You will work primarily in either our Home Health but will need to be flexible to do work in the Day Center as well. Our goal is to continue to help people live independently at home with a high quality of life - come join us!

OBJECTIVE:  The Licensed Practical Nurse shall perform in accordance with state and local laws and within the guidelines of his/her professional organization.  All functions shall be performed in accordance with the established policies and practices of Agency and the particular institution in which the LPN is performing his/her duties.  The LPN is qualified by education, training, experience and demonstrated abilities to give nursing care under the direction of a RN and to have the knowledge of the principles of psychological, biological and social sciences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Nursing Unit Functions
a.    Role models positive communication skills with NA/RS, HHA’s, TMA’s (if applicable), interdisciplinary team, customers, residents and families.
b.    Listen to shift report and keep open lines of communication with supervisor, co-workers and on-coming shift.
c.    Make rounds to residents to observe their physical and psychosocial status.
d.    Assign personnel appropriately to meet resident needs.
e.    Ensure that unit personnel and volunteers on your shift are carrying out their assignments.

2.    Resident Care Functions
a.    Maintains competence in all required skills within the facility.
b.    Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.
c.    Observes, records, and reports to supervisor regarding residents’ conditions, reaction to drugs and treatments and significant events.
d.    Participates in resident care planning as assigned by the Director of Nursing.
e.    Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy
f.    Perform nursing techniques for the comfort and well being of the resident.
g.    Administers prescribed medications and treatments per MD orders.
h.    Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding monitoring of vital signs, weights, administration of medications and treatments.
i.    May administer professional services, such as catheterization, tube feedings, suctioning, applying/changing bandages, packs, colostomies and drainage bags. Provide range of motion exercises, care of the dying/expired resident etc.
j.    Makes physician calls to report resident change in condition and documents same.
k.    Keeps families updated on resident condition and documents same.
l.    Comply with acute emergency protocols and tasks involved.
m.    Follows all DNR/DNI/CPR/Comfort Care protocols.

3.    Charting and Documentation Functions:
a.    Maintains all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner according to policies and procedures of the facility, including documentation of medications, treatments, restraints, psychotropic medications and skin condition.
b.    Contribute toward completing and updating resident’s care plans, as directed by RN.
c.    Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures.
d.    Accurately transcribes physician’s orders as per facility protocol and forwards necessary information to other departments.
e.    Document and report all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, visitors, and staff.
f.    Chart nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident response.
g.    Provides ongoing data collection and completion of forms as necessary and as assigned.

4.    Personnel Function
a.    Attend nurses meetings as scheduled.
b.    Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment.
c.    Maintains continuing education requirements.
d.    Participate in employee performance evaluations, provide input into your shifts staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Supervisor concerning employee counseling etc.
e.    Participate in disciplinary action as requested by the immediate supervisor when the performance of personnel warrants such action per facility policy.
f.    Develop and maintain a good working relationship with inter-departmental personnel.
g.    Report occupational exposures to needlesticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
h.    Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.

5.    Committee Functions
a.    Serve on, participate in and attend various committees and meetings of the facility to enhance interdisciplinary process.

6.    Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of practice.
2.    Effective communicator with staff, families and outside agencies.
3.    Ability to prioritize duties.
4.    Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques.
5.    Ability to understand residents’ charts, doctor’s orders, residents’ plan of care, medication orders.
6.    Must posses the ability to effectively gather clinical data in regards to resident status and condition.
7.    Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

1. May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, toxic substances, medicinal preparation, bodily fluids, communicable diseases and any other conditions common in the clinic environment.
2. Subject to unpleasant odors and living conditions of participants.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to meet these demands:

1. Physical Requirements – Requires a full range of motion including handling and lifting patients. Requires frequent standing, walking, pushing, bending, kneeling and reaching at arms length and overhead in clinic, rehab department and in community for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to transfer participants needing maximum assist of one. Requires the ability to lift/carry up to fifty (50) pounds and push or pull objects exceeding one hundred fifty (150) pounds, using appropriate body mechanics. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.

2. Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements - Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to document care provided in participants’ service records. Must be able to communicate verbally with participants their treatment plan, team members and participants caregivers.

3. Pressure Factor - Requires working under stressful conditions. Working conditions may be noisy and crowded and fluctuating indoor temperatures. Moderate pressure to meet scheduled appointments while dealing with frail and confused participants. Subject to participants that may have the potential for verbal or physical aggression.

Safe Work Performance Expectations

The safety of employees, residents and visitors is of paramount importance to Senior CommUnity Care. Our work place safety program will be incorporated as the standard of practice for this organization. Compliance with these safe work expectations will be required of all employees as a condition of employment. Our organization focus will hold all employees accountable for safety performance equal with quality and production expectations.

Employees will be expected to:

1. Follow correct policy and procedures for department and facility Fire/Disaster/Missing Person Plan. Know the location of fire alarms and extinguishers.
2. Follow correct policy and procedure for hand washing.
3. Follow guidelines for proper method of lifting.
4. All doorways, hallways and areas are to be kept clear.
5. Know the location and purpose of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
6. Follow guidelines for department environment and safety measures.
7. Follow guidelines for safe handling, inspection, maintenance and storage of equipment. Report any malfunction of equipment.
8. Follow guidelines for safe handling and storage of chemicals and supplies.
9. Follow correct policy and procedure for reporting of incidents: staff, residents, etc.
10. Ability to communicate in English including reading, writing and speaking on the phone.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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