Home Care LPN Job Listing at InnovAge in Denver, CO (Job ID 13-0011-Licensed Practical Nurse)
Under the direction and supervision of the Home Care Manager and Lead Home Care Manager, the LPN administers medications and treatments, draws blood, provides participant and family education and supports those activities necessary to the preservation of organization within the home environment.
Essential Functions and Work Duties
The following essential functions of this position are performed personally, in cooperation with your supervisor, and/or in coordination with other staff. Additional work functions and duties may be assigned.
PARTICIPANT CARE (Approximately 60% of Time)
•Performs home visits to administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards that supplement clinic services.
•Posts advanced directives in participants' homes and educates participants and families regarding plans of care.
•Instructs participants and family members regarding medications and treatment instructions in the home by CNA's, PCP's and homemakers.
•Performs home visits to supervise non-skilled services provided.
•Observes, records, and reports participant's condition/reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians.
•Informs Home Care Coordinator and team on home care issues of participants as they arise.
•Performs phlebotomy functions for participants and ensures that specimens are identified and labeled appropriately.
ADMINISTRATIVE (Approximately 40% of Time)
•Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls to appropriate parties.
•Maintains a log of all contacts with participants, either in the form of a phone log or a log of visits for Data Pace.
•Prepares/copies and faxes paperwork to contracted agencies that will provide home care services to participants.
•Maintains the personal supplies and materials needed for home visits, prepares a list of medical supplies needed and in stock.
•Attends meetings assigned by the Home Care Coordinator.
•Demonstrates a commitment to the quality improvement process and the philosophy of continuous improvement; identifies and responds actively and with sensitivity to the needs of all concerned; participates as a team player in all phases of the organization; and is open and responsive to change.
•Communicates and interacts with co-workers and all others in a pleasant and professional manner at all times.
•Maintains strict confidentiality of personnel data, proprietary information, and sensitive materials as required.
•Maximizes cost efficiency and productivity in the use of all resources of the department and organization.
•Attends all required department events, staff meetings, and any other job-related functions. Attends and successfully completes all mandatory trainings.
•Does not communicate with any news media or volunteer business information to other agencies. Directs public relations issues to the appropriate person.
•Does not enter into any contract without approval which commits the organization to any obligation, or which transfers company assets to any outside interests, or which involve expenditures of a capital nature.
•Performs within position and personal limitations and provides information to employees, co-workers, business contacts, and others only as able and appropriate for position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.
Education and Experience
•State of Colorado registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse required.
•Current CPR certification or the ability to obtain CPR certification required.
•A minimum of one year experience working with the frail or elderly required.
•Requires personal transportation, valid state issued driver's license, good driving record and auto insurance as required by law.
•Must be computer proficient and possess experience with various computer systems and Microsoft Outlook.
•Must be able to quickly learn specific software and new applications.
•Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
•Ability to read, understand regulations and other documents.
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and tactfully present information to, and communicate with, co-workers, employees, and others.
•Possess exceptional English written and verbal communication skills, including accurate grammar and business correspondence knowledge.
•Ability to read and write memos, reports, and correspondence that conform to prescribed style and format.
•Ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts, and intervene and follow through appropriately.
Other Skills and Abilities:
•Able to establish and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships.
•Organized, detail-oriented, courteous, proactive, self motivated, dependable, patient and trustworthy.
•Even-tempered and able to balance multiple tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
•Ability to work companssionately and effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
General Job Performance Requirements
Meets/exceeds established performance goals. Additional performance requirements may be communicated.
•Alignment with Company Goals Objectives – Supports the organization's mission, vision, and values and holding self accountable for applying these principles daily and personally living them when working with co workers, participants, clients, and all other business contacts.
•Adherence to Company Policy – Follows and enforces guidelines as established by policies. Conforms to company and job standards and requirements. Shows respect for others. Acts in the best interests of the company at all times. Serves as an example for others. Conducts business in an ethical fashion.
•Job Knowledge – Demonstrates a thorough understanding of his/her job processes and procedures. Integrates knowledge to efficiently accomplish job requirements. Efficiently uses resources (including staff and management) to obtain additional knowledge.
•Cooperativeness – Consistently supports management decisions as demonstrated by his/her actions. Demonstrates a 'can do' attitude by responding positively to instructions. Follows instructions and works harmoniously with others to complete the job or task.
•Commitment – Commits to his/her job and to the success of the company. Continuously puts forth the effort to achieve goals and continuous quality improvement. Degree to which employee goes the extra step to ensure job/task completion. Takes initiative to offer ideas to improve processes or results.
•Customer Service - Embraces the organization's commitment to internal and external customer service and demonstrates a customer-centric approach when interacting with co-workers, participants, clients, and all other business contacts.
•Safety – Maintains a safe work place. Reports all unsafe work conditions to supervisor and/or Safety Loss Control Manager and works in conjunction with supervisor, Safety Loss Control Manager, and staff to correct unsafe work conditions. Follows and enforces all safety policies.
•Quantity of Work / Productivity – Produces at a high volume. Always puts forth the effort to maximize productivity. Meets or exceeds established work deadlines. Engages in a productive work effort whenever possible. Meets goals and objectives.
•Quality of Work – Produces work that is accurate and reliable. Accomplishes work quickly and efficiently. Works in a thorough and organized manner while minimizing down time. Results are consistently within acceptable quality standards.
•Reliability – Completes responsibilities with minimal direct supervision. Follows through with assigned jobs and tasks all the way through completion. Puts forth the effort to achieve goals and objectives under varying circumstances.
•Attendance – Meets or exceeds punctuality and attendance expectations/requirements. Faithfully reports to work and conforms to scheduled work hours. When necessitated, follows call-in procedures and informs others of absences.
•Communication – Exhibits good interpersonal skills. Develops and fosters professional relationships with co-workers, participants, clients, and vendors. Keeps others informed as directed by operational demands and need-to-know. Keeps self informed of announcement made via established company venues.
•Confidentiality – Maintains confidentiality of employee, participant, and client data/information, and any other sensitive organization information as appropriate.
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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
•Requires standing, walking, pushing, bending, kneeling and reaching at arm's length and overhead in community for prolonged periods of time.
•Must be able to transfer participants needing total assist.
•Must be able to make home visits to participants who live in non-handicapped accessible dwellings.
•Requires the ability to lift/carry up to 65 pounds and push or pull objects exceeding 150 pounds, using appropriate body mechanics.
•Requires intermittent driving throughout the day, between participant's homes and the centers.
Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements
•Requires corrected vision, including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
•Requires hearing to normal range and must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with co-workers, vendors, participants, and others for work-related purposes.
Materials, Tools Equipment, Work Aids
•May require use of wheelchair, medical equipment, gait belts, sliding board, bedside commode, shower equipment, and other work aids.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•May require working under stressful conditions.
•Working conditions may be noisy and crowded, fluctuating indoor temperatures, and humidity around showers/bathrooms.
•There may be moderate pressure to meet transportation schedules while dealing with frail and confused participants.
•May be subject to participants that may have the potential for verbal or physical aggression.
•May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, bodily fluids, cleaning supplies, communicable diseases and any other conditions common in a home environment.
•Subject to unpleasant odors and living conditions of participants.
•May be subjected to adverse driving conditions including wet, icy, slushy and snow-packed roads.
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