Licensed Practical Nurse in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 10/19/2020

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Job Description

We are seeking a compassionate and highly motivated Liscensed Practical Nurse to provide nursing services in our medical respite program: Serenity Court located in North Philadelphia. The LPN will be responsible for providing clinical nursing supports and coordination of medical services for patients who reside in our medical respite program, and provide training and supervision to the Certified Nursing Assistants on their shift. The LPN will be a part of the Interdisciplinary Team in which they will furnish services under the supervision of the Nurse Manager and in accordance with PHMC and the program’s policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Records patient’s medical history
  • Accurately records patient medications via the MARs.
  • Takes and record measurements of blood pressure, vitals, temperature, heart rate etc.
  • Observes patients under treatment to identify progress, side-effects of medications etc.
  • Completes initial medical and social intakes of new patients.
  • Administers medications per physicians’ orders to the patients and monitors and documents the effectiveness of all medications.
  • Assures the safety and comfort of all patients.
  • Assists with the scheduling of medical appointments.
  • Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates care for residents.
  • Provides on-call supports on alternating weekends between respite Nurse Manager
  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings.
  • Meal preparation if needed.
  • Provides training and supervision to the Certified Nursing Assistants on their shift.
  • Participates in professional trainings, webinars, etc.
  • Maintains necessary licensures and certifications that is required for the job.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager.

Skills:

  • Strong management skills
  • Ability to document using the Electronic Health Record
  • Ability to effectively use Excel, Outlook, Microsoft word as needed
  • Ability to exercise effective advocacy and counseling skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
  • Ability to interact professionally with the public
  • Functions well in a fast paced environment and approached high stress situations appropriately
  • Ability to multi-task and respond effectively to policy and procedural changes within the PHMC Network and Serenity Court medical respite program
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve independently
  • Manage detailed information efficiently and analyze facts and exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to perform basic Math
  • Understand English and follow oral and written instructions
  • Use current software and computer applications

PHMC Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Understands and adheres to PHMC compliance standards as they appear in the PHMC Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowers and Conflict of Interest Policies
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and PHMC regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified
  • Comply with HIPAA and Confidentiality Policies and Procedures as they apply to the job
  • Comply with Department of Public Health (DPH), The Joint Commission and other accreditation and regulatory agencies standards
  • Adhere to all PHMC Policies and Procedures
  • Knowledge and adherence to Infection Control and Environment of Care Guidelines and Procedures as described in the annual education module

Experience:

  • Prior direct service experience with people experiencing homelessness and/or those with substance abuse or behavioral/mental health issues;
  • Familiarity with the Social Determinants of Health;
  • Two or more years of experience in residential medical facilities

Education Requirement:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Certification from an accredited college or university

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience.

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.