Signature Service Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse/LPN-Home Health in Tigard, Oregon
Full Time Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse/LPN --This position will cover NE Portland, Gresham, and Troutdale.
Signature Healthcare at Home
7632 SW Durham Rd, Suite 105
Tigard, OR 97224
Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Provides skilled services to patients at home and manages the patient care services pertaining to the curative, rehabilitative, and/or preventive aspects of nursing pursuant to the plan of treatment when nursing is involved in a patient’s care.
Please apply on line for this position here: https://signature-careers.com
· Signature Healthcare at Home can do COVID-19 testing on patients and employees if needed
· Signature Healthcare at Home has robust Infection and Disease Procedures and Policies
· Signature Healthcare at Home has developed a brand new Mobile Infectious Disease Testing Department
· Signature Healthcare at Home is taking a proactive approach to PPE utilization and inventory to protect patients, families and employees
· Signature Healthcare at Home is offering can now offer telehealth visits and telehealth monitoring to ensure patient and employee safety
· Signature Healthcare at Home is working with patients and families for a safe discharge from the acute care setting by coordinating individualized care and keeping patients in their place of residence
Safety and Emergency:
Attends annual safety and infection control education required by agency
Uses safety precautions as appropriate for patients, employees, public and self, e.g. proper positioning of self, good body mechanics, universal precautions, and defensive driving skills
Knows location of all emergency equipment in homes, car, and is aware of established emergency and safety procedures
Develops and maintains own and patient/ caregiver knowledge of emergency procedures
Supports mission, philosophy, and goals of Signature Home Health.
Meets Signature Home Health standards for attendance and punctuality; maintains professional manner in dress and in speech
Completes mandatory education requirements annually, including house-wide and department-specific, to maintain competence, and documents same
Follows agency policies
Maintains confidentiality of patient, family and other staff
Attends required staff meetings
Maintains a basic understanding of age-related differences in caring for and communicating with patients and caregivers
Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, promoting team communication and support
Meets productivity expectations for this position; organizes tasks and manages time effectively
Documents patient services legibly, accurately, and in concert with professional practice standards and reimbursement requirements
Can work well alone, without supervision. Asks appropriate questions when unsure of an assignment, takes initiative in areas expected of him/her. Uses good judgment in difficult situations
Works as scheduled; notifies the supervisor/ office or designee of delays or absences according to established expectations
Able to problem-solve effectively when the home environment is not physically safe for staff or the patient.
Participates in the orientation of new employees and preceptorship of students as assigned.
Follows the nursing plan of care as established by the RN.
Regularly re-evaluates the patient's nursing needs;
Furnishes those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill;
Prepares clinical and progress notes the day of service;
Informs the physician and other personnel of changes in the patient’s condition and needs
Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs;
Participates in in-service programs;
Teaches and trains patients and caregivers nursing care
Provides nail care to patients
Performs medication management setup
Any other duty within the scope of nursing state practice regulations.
Works cooperatively with others; works out issues and problems with others assertively.
Follows the line of authority when one-on-one problem solving doesn’t work
Contributes to a positive atmosphere in the office as well as in patient’s homes.
Willing to help others when needed
Possesses personal sensitivity to the needs and experiences of others and a non-judgmental attitude towards persons of differing standards, values, lifestyles and ages.
May be required to attend patients in homes that are not clean, are infested with insects or rodents, and second-hand smoke.
Willing and able to take call when required, weekdays and weekends
Pathways to & from houses as well as the inside of houses may be cluttered and in poor repair
Driving conditions may be difficult related to weather and/ or traffic
Working environment may have short periods of inadequate ventilation and/ or temperature control
Able to drive a vehicle up to 150 miles in one day
Able to climb stairs, inside or outside patient’s homes
Able to lift, push and pull at least 40 pounds without assistance
Able to provide physical care to dependent patients who may be frail, elderly, obese and/or physically impaired; provide up to total assist with patient positioning, transfers and ambulation
Able to bend, squat and/or kneel to provide patient
Able to perform fine motor skills such as IV care, wound dressings, catheter care, and/or range of motion, as appropriate to level of training and license/certification.
Able to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively in English
Able to tolerate driving in congested areas and frequent changes in schedules due to unexpected time constraints
Able to tolerate short periods of secondary smoke, inadequate ventilation, or temperature control
Maintains knowledge of and adheres to all applicable laws, rules, and standards.
Reports, as appropriate, actual or suspicious activity related to fraud and/or operational abuse of laws, regulations and standards
Education: Graduate from an accredited nursing school
License/Certification: Requires current nursing license in the state in which you are applying for work in, current CPR certification, current driver license in the state in which you are applying for work in or transportation available to cover entire service area without advance notice, and current minimum automobile insurance coverage as required by law
Experience and Skills: Interest in working with ill, elderly and/or disabled patients, with at least one year of recent experience in a clinical setting
Please apply on line for this position here: https://signature-careers.com or Contact:
Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist
Days of the week working: M-F
Time of day and or shift schedule: 8-5
Territory the clinician will be covering (mileage radius/cities) (Text Only): NE Portland, Gresham, Troutdale
External Company URL: 4signatureservice.com