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We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
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Provides skilled nursing interventions and focused assessments under the supervision of the RN in accordance with the plan of care.
1:1 Completes assessment for each patient as visit is made
1:2 Documents changes in patient condition as they occur, report changes to RN/Case Manager.
1:3 Perform skilled nursing care per qualifications based on the plan of care following established policies, procedures and protocols
1:4 Involves the patient/family in care decisions
1:5 Reinforces anticipated outcomes/goals
1:6 Follows scheduled visit frequency
Provides care and services in a continuous and coordinated manner.
2:1 Communicates to RN/Case Manager, Supervisor, or on call nurse immediately of any condition changes, new problems or complaints
2:2 Communicates schedule changes to RN/Case Manager, Intake Coordinator, or Nurse Manager as required
2:3 Gives verbal report on patient progress weekly to RN/ Case Manager
2:4 Participates in case conferences weekly
2:5 Updates in-home chart of any problems, instructions, or vital sign findings
2.6 Documents and/or updates medication record during each visit. Instructs patients and families on side effects for each medicine and documents any med change.
2.7 Notifies physician and case manager if medication problems are identified and/or when a patient's condition warrants.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the care or services.
3:1 Maintains working knowledge of home health policies, procedures and protocols
3:2 Completes orientation requirements
3:3 Attends staff meetings, in-services, and case conferences.
3:4 Maintains licensure and certification as necessary
3:5 Maintains annual job competencies
Complies with all policies and procedures related to the patients clinical record.
4:1 Ensures the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the patient
4:2 Complies with documentation time standards
4:3 Keeps chart updated and current
4:4 Completes verbal orders according to policy
Improves patient health outcomes by identifying and reducing the risk of infection in patients.
5:1 Performs techniques competently and in accordance with policies, procedures and protocols
5:2 Reports signs/symptoms of infections immediately to RN/Case Manager and/or physician as directed
5:3 Reports any communicable diseases immediately to supervisor
5:4 Follows infection control plan for home health
5:5 Complies with employee health policies
Performs other duties as assigned
Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Education: High School Graduate Accreditated LPN school graduate
Licensure: LPN licensure
Certifications: American Heart Association BLS Certification
We'll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
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