Delivery of patient care as appropriate to provide services in accordance with Agency policies under the direction of the Registered Nurse. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and according to the plan of care derived from physician's orders and Registered Nurse assessment. Nursing Care includes physical care, emotional support, and patient and family education. Recognizes and reports symptoms that indicate changes in the condition of the patient to the supervising nurse. Provides nursing care and services that is in accordance with Agency patient care and general medical policies. Assists the physician and/or Registered Nurse in the performance of specific procedures require by the patient and at an appropriate level for the LPN. Adheres to strict aseptic technique when performing treatments requiring its use. Provides patients with the knowledge and assistance to learn appropriate self care techniques. Accurately records patient's condition in the Nurses notes. Observes, records and reports to the appropriate professional the symptoms, reaction and changes including: General physical and mental condition of patients, and signs and symptoms which may be indicative of untoward changes; and stresses in human relationships between patients, between patients and personnel, and between patients and their families and visitors. Performs selected nursing procedures such as: Administration of medications and treatments prescribed by the physician: and preparation and care of patients receiving specialized treatments administered by the physician or the professional nurse. Assists with the rehabilitation of patients according to the medical care plan through being aware of and encouraging the interests and special aptitudes of patients; encouraging patients to help themselves within their own capabilities in performing activities of daily living; knowledge and application of the principles of prevention of deformities, the normal range of motion, body mechanics, and body alignment. Promotes cooperative effort among personnel by understanding the functions of other persons involved in patient care and b y active participation in team and staff conferences when appropriate. Administers medications and treatments that are assigned by the Registered Nurse and/or Nursing Supervisor listed on the plan of care, and records these with accuracy and completeness. Maintains the patient's equipment and room as necessary for patient care and safety. Participates in staff inservice programs. (Must attend 12 hours annually). Maintains a continuing knowledge of competencies related to the nursing profession by participation in inservice and educational programs, conferences, workshops and professional organizations. Understands human relationships between and among patients and personnel, patients and families, families and personnel; recognizes and understands cultural backgrounds and spiritual needs, respects the religious beliefs of individual patients. Abides by administrative policies regarding nursing coverage and responsibilities, scheduling availability, and provides support to the Nursing Department as deemed appropriate. When necessary, works on additional projects within scope of knowledge, as requested by Case Manager/Clinical Care Supervisor.
About Full Circle Care Services Full Circle Care Services is a Janesville based Home Health and Facility Staffing agency formed after 20+ years of witnessing shortcomings in the delivery of Home Health Services. Departing from a Hospice client's home was very difficult when I knew the safety risks involved with insufficient support. The number of urgent visits required for symptom management, emotional support, and fall response skyrocketed when our patients spent long periods alone at home. In some cases, 9-1-1 was the only option for crisis management.
In became very clear to me that preventing a crisis made much more sense than attempting to respond to each individual situation. It only made sense.. Increased support brought increased safety...which brought an Increase in quality of life!
Our Companion and Personal Care Services are designed to meet these needs by offering personalized services where clients feel they belong...AT HOME!
Full Circle Care Services also provides Supplemental Staffing Services to LTC /Skilled Nursing Facilities as well as CBRF Communities in Janesville and surrounding areas.
We offer a very competitive wages to reward those who provide the highest standard of care. Full Circle team members are shown the value of appreciation for the work that comes from our hearts.