LPN Clinic and Home Care in Orchard City, CO at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

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Job Description

Accelerate your career at Volunteers of America-Senior CommUnity Care PACE Center, Great Place to Work-Certified™!

We are currently hiring for a LPN to work in our PACE Day Center Clinic and complete home care visits in our senior client's homes located in the Eckert, CO area. The position will focus on Home Care and Clinic Care; must be flexible to work both in home care and the clinic.

Benefits of working for Senior Community Care/Volunteers of America (VOA): 

At VOA we understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are happy to offer them the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • Stable organization; we've been a nonprofit for over 120 years
  • PTO for full-time staff
  • Positive work environment
  • Paid training/Continuing education
  • A variety in your daily duties
  • Supportive managers
  • Fast paced, low stress working environment
  • Benefits:
    • Retirement
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Loan Program
    • ID Theft
    • Insurances offered:
      • medical
      • dental
      • vision
      • legal
      • life
      • accident
      • critical illness
      • short-term disabilities
      • pet

At our Senior CommUnity Care PACE Center, we provide health care in our the home and community to older adults who would otherwise live in nursing homes. You will work primarily in our Day Center but will need to be flexible as you will work with our elderly participants in their homes as well. There is some on call with this position. Our goal is to continue to help people live independently at home with a high quality of life - come join us!

PRIMARY RELATIONSHIPS: Clinic Supervisor, Center Director, Executive Director, Center staff, participants, family members and public.

OBJECTIVE: Under the direction and supervision of the Clinic Supervisor, uses and practices basic assessment, participates in planning, executes interventions in accordance with the plan of care and contributes to the evaluation of individualized interventions related to the plan of care. Administers medications, implements primary care orders, and evaluates participant complaints physically and/or by telephone. Provides education to Senior CommUnity Care participant and caregiver in regards to plan of care, nursing treatments or medications. Communicates participant’s condition to primary care givers, physician and interdisciplinary team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Nursing Unit Functions
a.    Role models positive communication skills with NA/RS, HHA’s, TMA’s (if applicable), interdisciplinary team, customers, residents and families.
b.    Listen to shift report and keep open lines of communication with supervisor, co-workers and on-coming shift.
c.    Make rounds to residents to observe their physical and psychosocial status.
d.    Assign personnel appropriately to meet resident needs.
e.    Ensure that unit personnel and volunteers on your shift are carrying out their assignments.

2.    Resident Care Functions
a.    Maintains competence in all required skills within the facility.
b.    Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.
c.    Observes, records, and reports to supervisor regarding residents’ conditions, reaction to drugs and treatments and significant events.
d.    Participates in resident care planning as assigned by the Director of Nursing.
e.    Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy
f.    Perform nursing techniques for the comfort and well being of the resident.
g.    Administers prescribed medications and treatments per MD orders.
h.    Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding monitoring of vital signs, weights, administration of medications and treatments.
i.    May administer professional services, such as catheterization, tube feedings, suctioning, applying/changing bandages, packs, colostomies and drainage bags. Provide range of motion exercises, care of the dying/expired resident etc.
j.    Makes physician calls to report resident change in condition and documents same.
k.    Keeps families updated on resident condition and documents same.
l.    Comply with acute emergency protocols and tasks involved.
m.    Follows all DNR/DNI/CPR/Comfort Care protocols.

3.    Charting and Documentation Functions:
a.    Maintains all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner according to policies and procedures of the facility, including documentation of medications, treatments, restraints, psychotropic medications and skin condition.
b.    Contribute toward completing and updating resident’s care plans, as directed by RN.
c.    Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures.
d.    Accurately transcribes physician’s orders as per facility protocol and forwards necessary information to other departments.
e.    Document and report all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, visitors, and staff.
f.    Chart nurses’ notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident response.
g.    Provides ongoing data collection and completion of forms as necessary and as assigned.

4.    Personnel Function
a.    Attend nurses meetings as scheduled.
b.    Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment.
c.    Maintains continuing education requirements.
d.    Participate in employee performance evaluations, provide input into your shifts staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Supervisor concerning employee counseling etc.
e.    Participate in disciplinary action as requested by the immediate supervisor when the performance of personnel warrants such action per facility policy.
f.    Develop and maintain a good working relationship with inter-departmental personnel.
g.    Report occupational exposures to needlesticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
h.    Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.

5.    Committee Functions
a.    Serve on, participate in and attend various committees and meetings of the facility to enhance interdisciplinary process.

6.    Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Uses and practices basic assessment and assists Clinic Supervisor as designated to complete initial assessment of new PACE enrollee.

2. Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Maintains regular attendance at and participants in Interdisciplinary Team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on plan of care decisions and coordination for twenty-four (24) hour care delivery.

3. Uses and practices basic assessment and assists Clinic Supervisor as designated to complete annual reassessment.

4. Performs basic nursing services as delegated by Clinic Supervisor.

5. Performs the administration of prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.

6. Maintains participants’ medical record and fulfills Senior CommUnity Care charting and reporting requirements.

7. Observes, records, and reports participant’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians.

8. Triages participants to determine priority of care.

9. As delegated, assists Clinic Supervisor or Clinic Registered Nurse (R.N.) when necessary in signing off orders, ordering medications from pharmacy, and disseminating orders and instructions to appropriate personnel. Implements the orders written by primary care and nursing orders when necessary.

10. Instructs participants and family regarding medications and treatment instructions and care plan.

11. Provides education and training on care and treatment issues of the frail and elderly as requested.


12. Participates in administering participant vaccinations and Tuberculosis (TB) testing. Will document and record appropriately.

13. Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination, and testing of participants.

14. Assists other staff in clinic in daily appointments and emergencies. Maintains timely flow of participants.

15. Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls.

16. Assists in the maintenance of the exam rooms for necessary supplies and materials. Ensures cleanliness. Lists needed clinic supplies on supply list as appropriate.

17. Effectively communicates in Interdisciplinary Team meetings, clinic meetings or any other meetings as assigned.

18. Assists in the scheduling of specialist appointments and assists in hospital admissions and calling report to unit, as assigned or requested

19. Acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice.

20. Follows all Senior CommUnity Care Policies and Procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.

21. Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants, clients or families.

22. Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices Universal Precautions.

23. Maintains safe working environment. Follows Senior CommUnity Care Safety policies and procedures.

24. Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Initiatives.

25. Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.

26. Performs other duties as required or requested.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.

2. Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.

3. Education: Graduate of a school of professional nursing required. Current Colorado Practical Nurses License (L.P.N.), Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.

4. Experience: A minimum of one year’s experience in working with the frail or elderly population required. Intravenous Venous (IV) Certification preferred.


5. Skills/Knowledge:
• Broad knowledge base of health care problems of the frail elderly.
• Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments.
• Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
• Skilled in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
• Skilled in preparing and maintaining records and writing reports, and responding to correspondence.
• Skilled in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
• Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, medical staff, staff members and family caregivers.
• Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
• Knowledge of medications used in geriatrics and adverse reactions.
• Skilled in wound care.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled