Help care for people in all of the places they call home. Centura Health at Home is Colorado’s largest provider of home care, and end-of-life-care. Whether you prefer the support and camaraderie of a residential setting, or the autonomy and flexibility of delivering care and comfort in a home setting, we hire RNs, CNAs, LPNs, rehab/therapy professionals, clinical leaders and activity coordinators to be part of our team. Our nurses are highly skilled professionals providing many types of technical treatments to our home health patients including but no limited to: specialized wound care including Wound Vac Therapy, Infusion Therapies, PICC Line Care, Phlebotomy, Catheter Care, Ostomy Care as well as Coordinating Care for those patients with Remote Monitoring (Teleheath). Enjoy highly competitive pay, some of the best benefits in the industry and a philosophy of individualized care that affords you a deeper connection with your patients and their families.
Performs patient observation, data collection related to patient care, administers medication, treatment and procedures according to the physicians' orders and resident care plan. Communicates patient findings to the supervisor. Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating and collaborating with the healthcare team to identify and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients. Oversees care provided by CNAs, Care Partners, QMAPs and/or other support staff. Promotes the optimal health, well-being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED
Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing program
Minimum Experience Requirements
One year of previous LPN experience, preferred
Requires knowledge in nursing and person-centered care concepts
Ability to demonstrate competency in the provision of individual care of patients based on the patients' assessed age and developmental needs
Current state LPN license for applicable state of employment or current LPN license from a participating state in National Compact Licensure (Colorado only)
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from American Heart Association or American Red Cross
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Assess patient's physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records and clinical data collection. Evaluates patient's response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome. Reports appropriate patient findings to the supervisor, attending Physician, and/or Director in a timely manner.
Contribute to/and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and in collaboration with the patient, family or guardian.
Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to wound care, medication administration and specimen collections.
Oversees and delegates patient care responsibilities to CNAs, Care Partners, QMAPs and/or other support staff.
Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health, safety and rights of each patient.
Provide patient/family education through assessment of patient/family learning readiness, needs, and ability. Provide teaching and evaluate effectiveness of teaching.
Recognize the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient's preferences, values, and needs.
Provides relationship-based care in which the nurse strives to understand what is most important to the individual and actively engage them in all aspects of care. This care will be delivered with respect for cultural differences and the diversity of human experience.
Maintains thorough and confidential patient charts and records.
Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner. Documentation includes care performed and completed medication profile and teaching.
Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.
Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional nursing process.
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.
Uses standards of care, company policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.
Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education.
Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance.
Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and lifelong learning.
Evaluates one's own integrity and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process.
Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation in agency/company meetings.
Actively participates in quality improvement initiatives to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care.
Assists in training other LPNs and other personnel. *
Consistently demonstrates flexibility and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays and evening hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients.
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
Find your ideal career at Centura Health! With 16 hospitals, physician clinics, hospice services, home care and senior living communities, Centura Health's vast network of care spans Colorado and Western Kansas so you can experience a balanced lifestyle and enjoy a fulfilling career anywhere you want to work, live and play in Colorado. From the fast pace of a Denver-area Level 1 Trauma Center to a... smaller rural or mountain hospital – we proudly offer a more diverse range of work settings and locations than any other health care employer in the state. Centura is an equal opportunity employer.