TABITHA’S PURPOSE: We empower people to live joyfully, age gratefully.
Each Home Health Care LPN enhances the ability of Tabitha’s Seniors/residents/clients (hereinafter, “Seniors/clients”) to remain at home, living independently for as long as possible by performing various prescribed medical treatment and personal care services under the direction of the physician and functioning within the appropriate scope of practice. While doing so, they will contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of Seniors/clients through respectful, professional, competent and personable interaction. This TEAMember strives to uphold Tabitha’s LIVE2Care culture and actively embraces Tabitha’s Core Values. By doing so, the TEAMember supports Tabitha goals related to the dignity, respect, independence, competence, autonomy, personal comfort, safety and security of Seniors/clients. In addition, the TEAMember contributes to the success of Tabitha through ongoing collaboration with Seniors’/clients’ family members, Seniors’/clients’ significant others, management, volunteers and other TEAMembers in the organization.
As a member of the Tabitha team, I will…
…extend unwavering Christian compassion
…build relationships rooted in love, because love matters
…identify, clarify and anticipate needs to exceed expectations
…create an atmosphere of teamwork
…nurture an environment of innovation and growth
…demonstrate confidence, boldness and determination
…devote our time, talent and treasures
…recognize and encourage all accomplishments big and small
COMMUNICATION: Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language including medical terminology related to the job. Sufficient fluency to be able to understand and follow written and verbal instructions, provide instruction to others, read and understand a plan of care, policies, procedures or other similar documentation, interact successfully with Seniors/clients/caregivers, hold a conversation, conduct or participate in meetings, compose professional e-mails or other written communication, prepare legible, accurate and thorough documentation as required by the job and effectively interact with TEAMembers, customers, vendors, volunteers, managers and family members. Ability to recognize and interpret non-verbal cues. Ability to respond calmly and clearly to emergencies and high emotion situations. Ability to read a map and/or utilize a GPS system and/or follow instructions in order to find Senior/client home.
WORKSITE CONDITIONS: Visits Seniors/clients in Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) in the community and in Senior/client homes which vary significantly as far as their state of repair and condition. Potential exposure to dust, tobacco smoke, pets, insects, residual unpleasant odors, vermin, heat/steam (in bathrooms), disinfectants, allergens, infectious waste, communicable diseases, bodily fluids, blood borne pathogens, cleaning products, and personal care products. May be assigned to drive out of service area to support other regions, Seniors/clients. Drives to Senior/client homes to provide care on a daily basis. Exposure to road hazards, extremes in temperature and weather, sun, wind, snow, ice, rain, and various driving conditions which are subject to change without notice. Exposure to unpaved roads, ice and snow covered sidewalks/steps/porches, houses that are too warm or too cold, houses that are not maintained in a sanitary condition, noise from Senior/client televisions/radios, phones. May experience changes in priorities and workload based on needs of Seniors/clients. Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals. Frequent interaction with Seniors/clients, family members, ALF staff, TEAMembers, visitors, representatives of government agencies, etc. under all conditions and circumstances. This will include exposure to Seniors/clients, family members and TEAMembers who may experience stress and demonstrate a variety of emotions. Seniors/clients, in particular, may become agitated or combative. May work beyond scheduled working hours. Works assigned weekends and holidays. Is subject to extended hours or callback during emergency conditions or situations, based upon needs of the organization.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to drive vehicle from place to place, gain access to each Senior/client home and then safely perform the duties of the job while utilizing standard and specialized equipment, including but not limited to the equipment described below. Physical stamina with the ability to perform duties while moving about one or more Senior/client homes for the entire shift with few opportunities to sit down and with little, or no, break between tasks. Strength and agility sufficient to frequently lift, push, pull, reach, squat, kneel, bend, carry, twist, pinch, grasp, or climb stairs while performing duties, and managing various supplies and equipment. Ability to safely perform a one (1) assist transfer (to and from bed, chair, toilet, commode, bathtub or shower) and otherwise provide care to Seniors/clients who are weak, frail, obese, or unable to assist due to limited mobility, quadriplegia, paraplegia, tremors, paralysis, etc. Ability to remain calm and work effectively when others (such as Seniors/clients, TEAMembers or family members) experience emotional extremes, up to and including Seniors/clients who become combative. Vision and hearing within normal limits (with or without correction). Must have unrestricted ability to lift/push/pull and pass a 50 - pound physical exam demonstrating strength and agility prior to employment and at Tabitha’s discretion.
EQUIPMENT USAGE: Standard and specialized equipment including but not limited to gait belts, bedpans, urinals, wheelchairs, geri - chairs, commodes, shower chairs, blood pressure apparatus, thermometers ambulation equipment (canes, walkers, crutches, etc.), whirlpool, scales (electronic and regular), oximeter, coagucheck meter, glucometer, infusion pump, Doppler, oxygen concentrator, mechanical lift devices, Clinitron bed, Aqua-K pad, braces, splints, side rails, , humidifier, fan, telephone, cell phone, computer, electronic devices, fax machine, and photocopier.
AGE REQUIREMENT: At least age 18.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of a Licensed Practical Nurse course of study. High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
EXPERIENCE: 6 month’s experience as an LPN, preferred. Home Health experience preferred.
CREDENTIALS: LPN License in good standing as recorded on the Nebraska State Registry or other Nurse Compact state required. CPR required. License must be kept up to date at the expense of the employee. CPR Certification must be kept up to date at the expense of the employee. Valid Nebraska Driver’s license (unless otherwise allowed by law) and a good driving record required. Must possess auto insurance at or above Nebraska statutory requirements.
STATEMENT OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Tabitha Health Care Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all employment practices and decisions including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, and the termination of employment.
Furthermore, Tabitha Health Care Services will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk. Please contact Tabitha Health Care Services Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.
As a government contractor, the organization has adopted written Affirmative Action Plans for women and minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. These plans will be revised on an annual basis. Tabitha Health Care Services is committed to making a good-faith effort toward achieving the objectives of the Plans. Any employee who would like to review the Plans may do so by scheduling an appointment with the Human Resources Department during normal business hours.