Home Care LVN

Home Care Oakland, California


Description

The Position:   Under the supervision of home care RN, the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides nursing services to participants in the home setting. The home care LVN follows the plan of care developed in the IDT and provides care within the LVN scope of practice as ordered by the participant’s provider; communicates effectively in the medical record and with all members of the home care team and other program staff to ensure that the participants are receiving care that is appropriate.


DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Perform physical evaluation, including vital signs and blood glucose monitoring
  • Chart observations of participant’s condition during every visit and in patient health record within required timeframes. Report changes in condition to RN supervisor
  • Complete medication reconciliation
  • Promptly notify providers of changes in participant’s condition including any wounds, physical or behavioral changes
  • Administer medication, screening tests, and immunizations as prescribed
  • Perform basic wound care as prescribed
  • Coordinate and communicate as needed with RN, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, social workers, dieticians and others on the participant’s care team
  • Report to RN supervisor when objective findings indicate that DME, home care assistance, nutritional services would improve participants quality of life and ability to live in the community
  • Listen to the participant and communicate participant’s questions, concerns and requests to the RN supervisor promptly
  • Educate participants and their families on home care strategies and procedures
  • Participate in department and agency meetings as assigned
  • Complete all required paperwork as assigned within agency time frames
  • Participate in all agencies’ quality assurance performance improvement program (QAPI) as assigned
  • Maintain participant confidentiality per HIPPA/agency guidelines
  • Follow all CEI Policies and Procedures
  • Comply with all agency training requirements
  • Maintain safe working environment by following CEI’s safety P&P’s
  • Maintain a courteous, helpful and professional attitude on the job; display a willingness and ability to be responsive to all customer groups
  • Perform other duties as assigned in a positive and helpful manner

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing
  • Have a current California Vocational Nurse License
  • A minimum of one (1) year acute experience, and experience working with the frail or elderly population.
  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience as a home care LVN. Two or more years of relevant work experience may be substituted for this requirement
  • A valid California Driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Exercises initiative and flexibility
  • Maintains eligibility for licensure by obtaining required continuing education units
  • Well organized
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve complex issues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team player in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary setting
  • Interest, enthusiasm and experience working with frail, cognitively impaired older adults
  • Ability to conscientiously follow directions with limited supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and service orientation
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Current CPR certification and First Aid training

 

The above job description is intended to communicate the general function of the mentioned position and by no means shall be considered an exhaustive or complete outline of the specific tasks and functions that will be required.  CEI reserves the right to change job descriptions, site assignments, and or work hours as required by the needs of the program.  All employees are expected to perform their duties within their ability as required by the job and/or as requested by management. 

Center for Elders’ Independence is a PACE (Program of All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly) organization that uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care planning and care implementation for the purpose of providing high quality, affordable, integrated health care services to the elderly, including an Adult Day Health Center, and promoting autonomy, quality of life and the ability of individuals to live in their communities. Unlike other healthcare plans, CEI is not a "fee-for-service" plan. It is a a “capitation” healthcare plan. CEI is paid a set amount for each person enrolled in our program, whether or not that individual seeks care. We are a growing company that offers stability and continues to thrive.