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LPN Home Care

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Care, supports the licensed healthcare team members in theprovision of patient care to include direct patient care, providing healthcareinformation to patients/families, and following established plan of care. The Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Care, worksin close collaboration with the RN or a licensed healthcare team member toevaluate the patient's plan of care and progress toward goal attainment. All patientcare activities are undertaken with the delegation/supervision of a licensedprofessional in accordance with VUMC standards and licensure regulations. Formore information regarding the physical requirements and environmentalconditions for this job, please click here.In an LPN 2 position with Vanderbilt Home Care, you will travel to the patient's home to provide the prescribed care.Your Role:This LPN2 position is with our Private Duty area of home care. In this role you will travel to one patient's home and remain there, providing the prescribed care for that patient. The majority of these patients are pediatric. Pediatric experience or willingness to work with pediatrics is necessary.Department/Unit SummaryVanderbilt Home Care is part of one of the country's mostrespected medical centers. We provide in-home care for patients with chronicconditions.Imagine being able to take a more personal approach to nursing -focusing on just one patient at a time. It's possible as a private dutyprofessional with Vanderbilt Home Care.There are LPN positions in Private Duty and the Intermittent Visit areas of home care. The majority of our private duty patients are infants or children,so we look for nurses who have a strong desire to work with a pediatricpopulation. The majority of our intermittent visit patients are adult to geriatric."Click the following link tolearn more about the benefits of a career with Vanderbilt Home Care."https://careers.vumc.org/vanderbilt-home-healthPosition Shift:LPN shifts 12 hours3 day clinical orientationHome Care specific orientationFull, Part Time and PRN availableDiscover VanderbiltUniversity Medical Center:Locatedin Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals whocome to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilitieschallenged. It is a place where your diversity - of culture, thinking, learningand leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know theyare part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride intheir work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advancehealth and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, andresearch.Click here to view how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrated the difference they make each and every day: Celebrate 2019Our Nursing Philosophy:Webelieve highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to VanderbiltUniversity Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education andresearch. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helpingpeople, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.Achieve the Remarkable:Learn more about VUMC Nursing: Nursing Careers: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.htmlBenefits: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.htmlOur Nursing Philosophy: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.htmlOur Nursing Leadership: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.htmlShared Governance: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.htmlEducation & Professional Development: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.htmlLife In Nashville: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.htmlVUMC Nursing: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing Position QualificationsRequired:Graduate of an approved discipline specific program1 year of relevant experienceLicensed Practical NurseLicensure, Certification, and/or RegistrationPhysical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objectsMovement Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated positionOccasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive deviceOccasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back musclesOccasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to anotherFrequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spacesFrequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.Sensory Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory informationContinuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.Environmental Conditions Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.INDRNCANHCNGD

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