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BrightStar Care

This is a Contract position in Loveland, CO posted March 2, 2021.

HEALTHCARE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE Join our Brightstar Fort Collins/Loveland care team and be a part of the nation’s highest quality in-home healthcare network! We pride ourselves on delivering in-home care to you and your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by attending to the healthcare needs of your loved ones. Flexible Schedules Available! PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:* Primary duty is to provide routine care, observe clients’ health, assist registered nurses, and communicate instructions to clients regarding medication, preventative lifestyle changes in accord with the plan of care.* Provides adjunct care such as administering medications, non-sterile dressings, ice packs, heat treatments, therapeutic baths; and applying restraints.* Maintains client stability by checking vital signs and weight as needed per care plan. * Provides client comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting client; attending to client requests, and reporting observations of the client to the nursing supervisor.* Protects organization’s value by keeping patient information confidential.* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, participating in professional organizations, and maintaining licensure.* Take vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration), collect samples, monitor catheters.* Help with personal hygiene care such as but not limited to bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transferring and getting to and from activities and serves as a companion to client.* Providing care across a variety of settings, including group homes and day service programs. ESSENTIAL SKILLS:* Friendly and professional bedside manner.* Effective oral, written, and reading communication skills.* Understands legal implications of client care.* Empathy and the ability to care for the client’s social, emotional, physical, and mental health.* Comfortable taking direction from Case Manager or Director of Nursing.* Ability to multi-task, be flexible and organized.* Ability to remain calm and handle any emergencies that may arise.* Exceptionally patient, good at listening and responding to others’ needs.* Excel at interpersonal skills and at easy with intergenerational conversations. * Able to work both independently and as a team member.* Well organized, detail oriented and confident personality. QUALIFICATIONS:* Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and hole a current LPN license in the State of Colorado.* Up to date first aid and CPR certification.* Willingness to work evenings and weekends helpful.* Must have a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and access to a vehicle.* Experience in a hospital setting, facility or homecare agency required. * Ability to work in technology systems.* Training in specialized areas of care such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease a plus. * Wound Care experience helpful. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate again applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or based on disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.