Position Title: Community Health Nurse, LPN

Clinical Position # CL

Position Department: Clinical
All Care Division: VNA
Location: Lynn, MA

HOURS/SCHEDULE: Monday thru Friday
Shift: 

POSITION SUMMARY: Implement the nursing care plan developed by or in collaboration with
the community health nurse. The LPN evaluates and documents the client’s response to nursing
care.

AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE
All Care is committed to Service Excellence, outstanding communication and exceeding the expectations of those we serve, including our patients, our referral sources, those who support our agency and each other.  The agency recognizes employees who deliver on this commitment through a formal recognition program.  At minimum, All Care expects each employee to maintain a positive, respectful attitude, to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, to meet departmental productivity standards, while keeping current the necessary skills to work in the home care environment.  Each employee is expected to maintain open, honest and appropriate confidential communications with all customer groups in order to foster an effective service environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Case Management
Participate in case conferences with other disciplines regarding client care and outcomes.

Implement nursing interventions in a safe and therapeutic manner with sound knowledge of underlying behavioral and physical science concepts.

Assist in the development of a discharge plan for each client in collaboration with community health nurse, client, family or significant other and other disciplines involved and the client’s physician.

Inform physician of pending discharge plans and client status on discharge.

Patient Care
Teach and counsel clients and family members on specific care needs between visits on promotion or maintenance of health.

Communicates clearly and accurately with other members of the health care team and with clients and their families.

Professionalism
Complies with infection control and safety measures in accordance with the Agency’s policy and procedures. Continually reassesses client progress towards goals and expected outcomes and documents this at every visit; collaborates with community health nurse to revise care plan to meet client’s needs and changing conditions.

Recognizes clinical strengths and weaknesses and seeks out appropriate consultation. Participates on Agency committees and agency’s Quality Improvement activities.

Maintains high level of clinical expertise necessary to meet the needs of the client population and recognizes need for ongoing professional education and development within the agency and in the community.

Documentation
Maintain appropriate documentation of nursing interventions and client response. Completes documentation in a timely manner and in compliance with Agency policy and procedures.

Submits accurate documentation on a timely basis.

Any other duties/responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience, Education and Licensure
Graduate of a school of practical nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing or National Association for practical Nurse Education. Current licensure in all states where client services are rendered. Two years of medical-surgical nursing experience in an acute care setting or one year acute medical-surgical and one year community health experience. Current Drivers license.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
Physical Demands
The 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
Work environment characteristics 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The employee is expected to act as a role model and to adhere to all Agency policies.

Contact Information:
Please contact Laurie Proulx, All Care Recruiter
All Care, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01901
Email: lproulx@allcare.org
Phone: 781-244-1150
Fax: 781-586-1636