Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care’s purpose is simple, to provide high quality clinical home care to medically fragile children so they can grow and flourish to their full potential. We deliver this through our commitment to our purpose, through our passion for what we do, and pride for what we contribute to which is the health and wellbeing of children and their family.
A person who is licensed as a practical or vocational nurse by the state will render skilled nursing care to clients within their homes under the general supervision of the Clinical Director.
Education, Skills & Experience (Essential):
▪ Must be a Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse, licensed in the state in which he/she practices.
▪ Six months to one year of experience as a licensed nurse preferred.
▪ One-year acute care preferred; 6 months pediatric experience in an acute or home health setting is preferred, or extended preceptorship as required by nursing knowledge.
Education, Skills & Experience (Desired): Home Health experience is preferred.
▪ Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
▪ Valid automobile liability insurance as required by law.
▪ Must always wear seat belt while driving.
▪ Dependable transportation kept in good working condition.
▪ Must be able to drive an automobile in all types of weather conditions.
▪ Must be currently licensed in the state of employment or a compact state.
▪ Demonstrates a working knowledge base of the child’s unique response to illness and provides an environment that will foster optimum growth and development.
▪ Teaches and assists the family in functioning independently in the care of their child.
▪ Provides excellent technical skills during direct patient care. Consults with other disciplines as required and under the direction of the RN, adjusts nursing care processes as necessary to assure optimal patient care.
▪ Assist in updating the Nursing Care Plan by incorporating new information into the care plan. Plan of care is update with the Clinical Director, family and based on the physician’s orders.
▪ Reevaluates the patient’s needs with respect to physical assessment, the plan of care and the patient’s response to same. Notifies the Clinical Director with any changes in the patient’s condition or response to treatment.
▪ Demonstrates respect for the rights of the patient and family and respects the confidentiality of any and all information relating to the patient.
▪ Insures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
▪ Completes all paperwork requirements in accordance with Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care’s policy.
▪ Provides patient updates to the Clinical Director on all clients in a regular and timely manner for the purpose of securing ongoing approvals or authorizations for continuing care.
▪ Participates in the orientation process and acts as preceptor to new employees as needed.
▪ Maintains and enhances professional knowledge base by participation in staff meetings, conferences, in-services and professional organizations, and journals.
▪ Supports the goals and projects of the Quality Improvement Department and participates in QI projects/studies.
▪ Acts as a patient advocate.
▪ Acts as a representative of Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care by supporting and adhering to departmental policies, procedures, objectives, quality improvement programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards (including but not limited to HIPAA, OSHA, State & federal Standards and / or Regulations).
▪ The LVN may NOT admit patients to the Agency or discharge patients from the Agency.
▪ Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
▪ Must possess effective communication skills and the ability to respond to the needs of clients and caregivers in the home setting.
▪ Must have excellent assessment skills.
▪ Has a thorough understanding of home health regulations.
▪ Embraces Healthy Organization culture and lives and promotes Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care’s Core Values
▪ Positively contributes to the achievement of Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care's goals
▪ Demonstrate kindness, consideration and courtesy to others
▪ Willingness to modify work schedule to meet work demands and assist personnel in completion of tasks to support Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care’s efficiency
▪ Able to problem solve by making effective decisions to manage projects appropriately
▪ Capable of gathering and analyzing statistical information to keep Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care successful in-patient care
▪ Dependable to maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA regulations
▪ Able to refrain from conducting personal business during work hours
▪ Punctual to work and effectively manage personnel work schedules
▪ Driven to raise the bar on customer service.
▪ Positive attitude and wiliness to handle whatever is needed to serve our team members and clients.
▪ Desire to grow and learn.
▪ Takes initiative and drives for excellence.
▪ Continually seeks to learn, understand and implement new ways to deliver superior performance.
▪ Acts with integrity. Builds trust through strong professional relationships, open communication and transparency.
▪ Promotes teamwork and collaboration.
▪ Travel to client homes and office locations
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
▪ May anticipate exposure to blood and/or body fluids during the performance of job duties.
▪ May be exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity when traveling and in client homes.
▪ May be exposed to dust, gas, fumes, and odors when traveling.
▪ Ambulate with legs to enter client homes and treat patients.
▪ Visual acuity for the purpose of reading, to include blood pressure reading, writing, assesses the client’s condition.
▪ Manual dexterity for the purpose of changing dressings, writing, venipuncture, if required, and providing treatments.
▪ Have sense of smell for purpose of assessing client condition.
▪ Speak and hear to fully assess client’s needs and condition.
▪ Frequently required to lift/push/carry up to 50 pounds.