Licensed Practical Nurse: Private Duty Home Care Job at Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

  • Akron Children's Hospital
  • Akron, OH

Job Description

Part Time

24 Hours/Week

Variable Day Shift


New Rates of Pay & $2,000 Sign on bonus [taxable] available

The LPN provides a skilled level of care to select patients by assessing and monitoring their physical condition, supporting and providing patient/caregiver education, and providing treatments and procedures based on a physician ordered plan of care. The LPN helps the patient achieve and/or maintain their optimal level of function and provides the level of care needed to manage them in the home and community environment.

1. Assesses physiological, cognitive/mental, developmental, emotional, and social status of each patient.

2. Provides treatments and procedures based on a physician ordered plan of care.

3. Provides patient and/or caregiver education as needed.

4. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.

5. Assists the patient in achieving and/or maintaining their optimal level of function.

6. Assists, prompts, and/or provides personal care and other activities of daily living (ADLs) in order to maintain proper hygiene and nutrition.

7. Serves as a vital member of the patient care team and provides input on patient plan of care and progress toward goals.

8. Maintains a clean working/patient care environment.

9. Documents all treatments/care provided and patient responses to treatments.

10. Reports changes in patient condition to appropriate Registered Nurse (Manager, Supervisor, Case Coordinator).

11. Provides a safe environment and reports safety concerns to the RN and other appropriate regulatory entities.

12. Other duties as required.

Other information:
Technical Expertise
1. Experience for 6 months in either home health or an acute care setting is preferred.

2. Experience in Pediatrics and/or working with individuals with developmental delays is preferred.

3. Experience in managing technology dependent and/or medically complex patients is preferred.

4. Communication skills needed to work with all levels within an organization is required.

5. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.

Education and Experience
1. Education: Graduation from an approved School of Licensed Practical Nursing program is required.

2. Certification: Current Ohio license as a Licensed Practical Nurse is required. Current CPR/BLS certification through the American Heart Association is required.

3. Years of experience: Six months experience preferred in one of more of the following areas: Home Care, Geriatric care, Medical/Surgical, CCU, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, or Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

4. Years of experience supervising: None

Part Time

FTE: 0.600000

Status: {lpl:JobRequisition. ReqRemoteWorkerACH}

Job Tags

Part time, Relocation bonus, Day shift,

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