Licensed Nurse (LPN) - Private Duty Care

Licensed Nurse (LPN) - Private Duty Care
West Haven, CT, United States
Job ID : R0008985
Job ID : R0008985

City: West Haven

State: CT

Zip: 06516


The PSA difference  is encapsulated in our mission.  There are two simple words that describe who we are and what we do – that is Trusted Care. PSA Healthcare  takes pride in providing  Trusted Care and support to the people we serve.  ACT – Action, Care and Trust represent our goal of providing  positive energy, with a sense of urgency, while constantly improving  our services.  Our employees are essential to providing  our families with trusted and compassionate care.

Reporting Relationship: Director/Clinical Care Manager/Director of Nursing/RN

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

Responsibilities and Job Requirements

Provides nursing care under  the supervision  of a Registered Nurse and according to the plan of care derived from the physicians orders and Registered Nurse Assessment.

•    Observes the clients condition and care needs appropriately and reports changes in condition to the supervisoand/or physician as appropriate.

•    Takes appropriate nursing action based on physician orders and nursing care plan and achieves expected outcomes.

•    Recognizes changes in client needs and responses that require intervention and implements care to prevent or reduce risk.

•   Provides direct, hands-on care to assigned clients.

•      Documents all activities, nursing actions, responses, and coordination of care in a timely manner whenever care is delivered.

•   Uses established lines of communication.

•   Accepts responsibility  for personal and professional accountability by complying  with PSA

policies, state and federal regulations, accrediting bodies  and the Nurse Practice Act.

•    Maintains knowledge of competencies related  to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs, continuing education units, Mosby skills and skill evaluations.

•   Reinforces client and family teaching instituted by the Registered Nurse.

•    Educates the client and family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, prevention strategies, and in meeting the clients nursing needs.

•   Maintains client and PSA confidentiality.

•   Utilizes effective problem-solving/conflict resolution skills.

•   Utilizes time management skills.

•   Participates in the QA process as appropriate.

•   Maintains professional boundaries at all times.

Minimum Qualifications

•   Proof of eligibility to work in the United States

•   Current and unrestricted LPN license to practice in the state for which you are applying

•   Current CPR certification

•   Current Continuing Education if required by state

•   Diploma or certificate from state accredited LPN program

•      Demonstrated proficiency in clinical skills, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures

•   Good organizational and communication skills

•   Additional state specific requirements:

o California- One (1) year of experience required working under  current  nursing license

o Louisiana- One (1) year of experience required working as a licensed nurse

Physical Requirements

•    Frequent lifting and repositioning of clients

•    Repeated or prolonged standing, bending, kneeling, twisting and occasional climbing of stairs

•    Acute sense of sight and hearing  (corrected or uncorrected) and strong  sense of toucand smell

•   Agility and strength sufficient to handle clients and equipment without assistance

•    Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home  or during transport

•    Must be able to function  in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens  and other health  conditions


Requisition ID: R0008985

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