Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Location: Altoona, PA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $40,000.00 - $50,000.00
Degree: Associate;
Date: 1/2/2018
Job ID: 02555002
Job Description
Our client company is a growing home health care / independent living agency.  They are seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to work in the Blair County, PA area.

The Home Health Care Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) administers skilled nursing care to patients in their place of residence. This care is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Home Health Agency Director. Home Health Care LPN's also provide education and emotional support to patients, their families and/or significant others.

  • Provides the initial evaluation visit and regularly reevaluates the patient’s nursing needs.
  • Administers care in accordance with approved plan of care and necessary revisions.
  • Prepares clinical and progress notes for each patient visit and summaries of care conferences on his/her patients in a timely manner as per Agency policy.
  • Coordinates services.
  • Counsels the patient and family/significant others in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Participates in and presents in-service programs.
  • Processes orders and notifies physician of patient needs and changes in condition.
  • Completes certification/re-certification orders and discharge summaries.
  • Refers to Physical Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Medical Social Worker those patients requiring specialized skills.
  • Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel.
  • Conducts patient care conferences on patients assigned to his/her care.
  • Is available for on-call duty nights, weekends and holidays, as assigned.
  • Ensure that equipment or devices are properly stored after use.
  • Identify malfunctioning equipment or devices.
  • Participate in professional organizations and continuing education to improve practice knowledge and skills.
  • Abide by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Employee must be a graduate from an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN- program
  • Managed care experience preferred but not required, will train
  • Ability to travel independently throughout the service region