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UPMC Licensed Practical Nurse - Home Health (Oakland and Surrounding Area's) in Seven Fields, Pennsylvania

Description

UPMC Home Health is hiring a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to join its team and support Oakland and the Surrounding areas!

This is a Full-Time position working mainly Monday-Friday, Daylight hours. Holiday, Weekend, and On Call availability required.

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Home Health has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our patients and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact in your community where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.

Home health nursing can provide you with an impactful career that also provides opportunities for advancement, access to the most modern equipment and technology, and excellent benefits. Our home health nurses love the flexible daylight hours, one-on-one patient care, independence, focus on patient education, and having the ability to be true patient advocates.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.

  • Provide appropriate, direct patient care. Give injections, take vital signs, perform basic diagnostic tests, observe patients, dress wounds and administer medication.

  • Comply with established medication use policies.

  • Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.

  • Communicate effectively with patients and families about hospital stay and home care concerns.

  • Instruct and demonstrate care.

  • Discuss any patient or family concerns with RN in charge so that issue can be appropriately addressed.

  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.

  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information. Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.

  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.

  • Constructively receive feedback and direction. Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director.

  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.

  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines. Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.

  • Suggest and support changes within the department. Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges. Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.

  • Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members.

  • Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Automotive Insurance

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Driver's License

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34

  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 893012810

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