Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Home Care

Sparrow Health System

Sparrow Home Care

Position’s Location: Lansing, MI

 
Job Description

General Purpose of Job:
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides basic nursing services for the care and treatment of patients under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The LPN observes, reports, and implements individual patient care based on standards of care.

Essential Duties:
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Observe patient condition and initiate appropriate nursing and/or medical care in collaboration with an RN.
  • Provides basic care and tasks as directed by an RN.
  • Performs specific patient procedures and treatments according to Hospital policies.
  • Documents care given and patient response in patient record.
  • Cleans and maintains equipment and environment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of appropriate equipment and supplies to provide quality patient care.
  • Communicates significant information and changes in patient condition to the RN.
  • Actively participates as a team member.  Constructively addresses patient and team issues to insure quality patient care and a collaborative work environment.
  • In collaboration with the RN, observes patient condition and initiates appropriate nursing care according to evidence-based policies and guidelines.
  • Implements the nursing plan of care as delegated by the RN.
  • Participates in patient/family teaching as delegated by the RN.
  • Administers medications, performs diagnostic procedures and treatments according to evidence-based policies and procedures.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in nursing and provides evidence of clinical competency.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of departmental and hospital performance improvement programs.


Job Requirements

General Requirements* Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association required prior to start date
Education* Current Michigan license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
* Valid driver’s license
* Proof of Auto Insurance
Specialized Knowledge and SkillsRequired:

* Computer literate
* Interpersonal skills for effective communication
* Excellent attendance
* Assumes responsibility for ongoing education and completion of mandatory requirements

Preferred:

* Acute care patient care experience
* Homecare experience

Sparrow Home Care is a non-profit, certified home care agency serving the Mid-Michigan region including residents of Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Ionia, and surrounding counties since 1984. As the leading home care organization in Mid-Michigan, we work with you to find your best healthcare options and provide an uninterrupted continuum of care as you transition back to your daily life.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

General Requirements* Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association required prior to start date
Education* Current Michigan license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. * Valid driver’s license * Proof of Auto Insurance
Specialized Knowledge and SkillsRequired: * Computer literate * Interpersonal skills for effective communication * Excellent attendance * Assumes responsibility for ongoing education and completion of mandatory requirements Preferred: * Acute care patient care experience * Homecare experience

Sparrow Home Care is a non-profit, certified home care agency serving the Mid-Michigan region including residents of Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Ionia, and surrounding counties since 1984. As the leading home care organization in Mid-Michigan, we work with you to find your best healthcare options and provide an uninterrupted continuum of care as you transition back to your daily life.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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