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Relief Home Healrh Services LPN F/T or P/T in Chatham, Massachusetts

Dedicated Psychiatric Home Health team working with patients with multiple comorbidities including but not limited to: substance abuse, severe psychiatric issues, homelessness, & complex medical diagnosis. We are looking to exp& our team with the help of a Receptionist. You will work with a comprehensive team, including community resources, whose goal is to reduce hospital utilization & improve patient outcomes. Must be a team player, passionate about helping others, possess excellent communication skills, & have the ability to utilize an electronic medical record. Must have critical thinking, problem solving & excellent time management skills. Qualifications: (Preferred unless required by law) Graduate of an approved LPN nursing school Currently, licensed "in good standing" in MA A minimum of 1 year of experience as a licensed practical nurse, preferably in a home care setting. Must have a criminal background check & current CPR certification RESPONSIBILITIES Maintains the nursing frequency established by the supervising RN. Follows the plan of care established by the supervising RN. Prepares equipment & materials for treatments observing aseptic techniques as required. Performs home safety check & environmental check of the patient's home environment on all visits. Reports any unsafe or potentially unsafe condition to the supervising RN. Performs nursing visit & documents accordingly. Reviews & follows the supervising RN's plan of care, communicating frequently with the supervising RN on any suggested changes necessary. Collaborates with the supervising RN on a weekly (or more frequent basis) to benchmark toward the established outcome goals. Reviews the patient's ADL & iADL abilities. Teaching patients & family self-care techniques. Communicates any suggested changes to the supervising RN. Reinforces the HHA plan of care when HHA services are ordered. Effectively communicates with patient/family the POC & progression of such. Keeps the patient informed ongoing. Effectively communicates with other disciplines in the case (actively participates in case conferencing) to effectively & appropriately problem solve as situations arise. Communicates effectively with the supervising RN, scheduled visits planned & changes to the schedule on a weekly basis. Caseload is self-scheduled but communication of the clinician's schedule to the nursing supervisor is essential. Communicates in case conferencing sessions. Effectively functioning as an involved team member to collaborate on best practices for the individual patient's needs. Submits accurate, complete paperwork at the end of every week so that all medical records are intact & up to date. Uses the drop box if the office is closed. Notifies the supervising RN with requests for re-authorization of "more visits needed" prior to third party insurers authorized number of visits expiring. Suggests Community Services that may be available to the patient to assist in safe home care needs. Participates in the Performance Improvement Committee process as requested. Participates in staff meetings. Adjusts visits on the staff meeting day to accommodate this function. Participates in the growth of the office by being a willing preceptor for newly hired, same discipline employees. Maintains LPN licensure & actively seeks out educational experiences to enhance the practice of home care nursing for her/him & the benefit of the patients serviced. Notifies the Agency of emergencies, sickness, & other imminent occurrences that may affect the patient caseload as quickly as possible relative to the event's occurrence. Submits written time requests 2 weeks or more in advance of planned time off. Other duties as assigned. Vehicle to do routine patient visits, possible transfer/lifting devices, medical supplies

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