Community Nurse/ LPN- Home Care

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Community Nurse/ LPN- Home Care

Status: Admin/ Non- Exempt/ Full- Time
Reports to: Director of Patient Services
Date Posted: 27-Feb-2019
Job Type: Full Time

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SUMMARY: Community Nurse provides healthcare assistance and healthcare management with a focus on wellness and health promotion, chronic illness self-management, and prevention of disease exacerbation, The Nurse empowers members with skills commensurate with their capacity to manage their own self-care, and provides necessary monitoring, support, linkage, and coordination. The Nurse provides services in collaboration with the social worker and also identifies healthcare trends and needs within the community.



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides care and services according to scope and standards of Nursing Practice and adheres to the Code of Ethics for Nurses.
Respects client and employee rights and privacy, ensures security of protected information, practices in an ethical manner and is compliant to the agency’s compliance program and privacy policy.


· Follows agency’s policy and procedure regarding infection control measures through proper hand washing, bag technique, use of Personal Protective Equipment, principles of aseptic technique, exposure control/reporting, care of equipment, safe needle technique and other protocols consistent with agency’s infection control program.



Complies with agency policy and procedure and provides care in according to federal, state, and local laws.


· Provides regularly scheduled blood pressure screening sessions for JASA’s members. A brief health assessment is conducted during these sessions to all participants and blood pressure monitoring is provided overtime.

· Performs initial and periodic healthcare assessments of JASA’s members identified by social worker to be at-risk. Determines their need for healthcare assistance or healthcare management.

· Provides health education, medication review, provider referrals, linkage, advocacy, monitoring of blood pressure and chronic illness, as well as healthcare coordination to the extend needed, helping individuals manage their chronic conditions, respond to acute episodes, and access healthcare.

· Performs home visits, including safety assessments to prevent falls, in collaboration with social worker.

· For clients in need of Healthcare Management, develops an assessment and care plan, arranges and coordinates services on the member’s behalf. And follows up at least every two months.

· Completes Health and Wellness assessments, Nursing Checklist, Progress Notes and Worker Log for units of service documentation, as well as any other recordkeeping and reports.

· Helps clients access the healthcare system by providing assistance with scheduling

appointments, coordination with pharmacies and physicians, and linkage to home

care aides and other providers, as needed.

· Performs other job related duties as may be required or directed by the supervisor.



SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Demonstrates knowledge and clinical expertise within the scope of practice of a Licensed Practical Nurse practicing in New York State.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
· Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Will spend varied percentage of working time indoors or outdoors depending on program and/or client needs. Will encounter prolonged standing, walking, and occasionally climbs stairs.



WORKING CONDITIONS:

Office setting and regular home visits, including attendance at meetings. Considerable exposure to stress. Use of auto or public transportation, walking and stair climbing. May be exposed to client elements and illnesses as well as a wide variety of circumstances and conditions within the home setting. Evening and weekend work required as necessary to attend meetings, meet deadlines, and/or as part of on-call requirements.



EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

· Graduate of an accredited LPN Program.

· Use of auto or public transportation, walking, and stair climbing.

· May be exposed to client elements and illnesses as well as a wide variety of circumstances and conditions within the home setting.

· Office and field setting.



QUALIFICATIONS:

Current license and registration to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State.
Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software.
Minimum of 1 year of professional experience preferred.




SUBJECT TO REVIEW FOR PURPOSES OF ADAAA

JASA is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment

To Apply

Email résumé and cover letter to: jobs@jasa.org. Indicate Community Nurse/ LPN- Home Care - Manhattan in subject line.

—Or—

Mail to: JASA
Human Resources Department
247 West 37 Street – Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10018


SUBJECT TO REVIEW FOR PURPOSES OF ADAAA
JASA is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment

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