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Licensed Practical Nurse

Harbor Care

About Harbor Care:
Harbor Care, formerly known as Harbor Homes and the Partnership for Successful Living affiliates, is an innovative health and human services non-profit organization that provides housing, healthcare, home health, behavioral health, addiction treatment, and more in collaboration with many community partners.  Harbor Care is the new shared name of Harbor Homes, Keystone Hall, Healthy at Home, the Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center, and the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force. We offer many programs specifically focused on our Military Veteran and homeless populations.  Harbor Care integrates stable housing with vital supports such as: primary, dental, and mental health care, substance misuse treatment, employment services, and other wraparound supports proven to end homelessness, help change and save lives.


Position:                                        Licensed Practical Nurse (Primary Care/Harbor Care Health & Wellness Center)

Department:                                  Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center

Reports to:                                     Director of Nursing

Pay Status:                                     Full Time

Work Schedule:                             Generally, Monday through Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm. Will be required to work occasional evenings and Saturdays

Location:                                          Nashua

 

The Job:

Do you want to make sustainable change in our community? Harbor Care is seeking a talented and committed Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to help further our mission. 

 

About Harbor Care:

Harbor Care, formerly known as Harbor Homes and the Partnership for Successful Living affiliates, is an innovative health and human services non-profit organization that provides housing, healthcare, home health, behavioral health, addiction treatment, and more in collaboration with many community partners.  Harbor Care is the new shared name of Harbor Homes, Keystone Hall, Healthy at Home, the Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center, and the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force. We offer many programs specifically focused on our Military Veteran and homeless populations.  Harbor Care integrates stable housing with vital supports such as: primary, dental, and mental health care, substance misuse treatment, employment services, and other wraparound supports proven to end homelessness, help change and save lives.

 

Benefits:

At Harbor Care, we consider our employees to be our greatest assets. We show this appreciation with our comprehensive benefit packages which include: Medical and Dental with a generous Employer Paid Portion. We also offer Voluntary Benefits such as Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k) with a competitive company paid match, and more. To promote a healthy lifestyle and living a well-balanced life, our employees are further benefited with a considerate time off policy and holiday schedule. In addition, employees can participate in our Employee Assistance Program to help support them and their families to handle life’s challenges.

 

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs):

As Harbor Care transitions under the FQHCs umbrella, our Clinicians will have the opportunity to participate in the wonderful Student Loan Repayment Program called the National Health Services Corps (NHSC).  This is one of the many great benefits of working at Harbor Care.  For more information about this Program, please cut and paste the link below into your browser.  

https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/nhsc-loan-repayment-program.html

  

Job Summary:

  • Provides nursing care to assigned patients under the direct supervision of the registered nurse (RN) or another assigned supervisor. 
  • Collects data through observation and communicates information to assist the RN and/or provider in patient assessment and care planning. 
  • Participates as a member of the health care team. 
  • Delivers care in accordance with the patient care plan, policies and procedures of the organization and principles of relationship-based care. 
Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. 
  • Current LPN license from the state of New Hampshire.  
  • Maintains BLS (Basic Life Support) for Health Care Providers from one of the following programs: ? 
  • 1. American Heart Association 
    2. American Red Cross 
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree is desired but not required
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility and integrity.
  • Experience working in a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center organization is a plus
  • Experience in a community healthcare setting.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Centricity EMR software preferred

 

Experience:

  • If graduation did not occur within the last two years, one year of LPN experience working in applicable setting is required. 
  • Experience working in a team environment. 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 
  • Computer skills required – CENTRICITY experience preferred. 
  • Ability to work day shift hours 
  • Ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the workplace 
     

 Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Good oral, written and reading communication skills. Have the ability to understand verbal and written instructions. Read and write documentation in patient record.
  • Be aware of and adhere to HIPAA rules and regulations and must be an active participant in safety measures for ensuring confidentiality of information as it relates to clients and this agency.
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility and integrity
  • Respectful of people and their cultural, religious and ethnic differences
  • Ability to function in a team-oriented environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficient in taking vital signs and basic RN skills.
  • Ability to make meaningful observations and document these findings.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assembling equipment like gastrostomy tubes, catheters, and oxygen supplies. 
  • Taking the patient's vital signs such as respiration, temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. 
  • Enter data related to the record of patients in computer systems. 
  • Interview patients and examine their medical history. Regulate vaccinations and injections. 
  • Inform the patients about the doctor’s order or test results via mail or call. 
  • Help the patients to understand documentation or paperwork. 
  • Accomplish scheduled immunizations, visual acuity testing, nebulizer treatments, and regulate TB tests. 
  • Talk to the patients and their families about their treatment plan, tests, and diagnoses. 
  • Starting, monitoring, or discontinuing the intravenous catheters or the intravenous fluids. 
  • Aid in phlebotomy - analyze patients, look over the requisition form for requested tests, and set equipment, patient and puncture site. 
  • Assists in IV set-ups: validate solution to be regulated, analyzing infusion site, keep track of IV function and patient comfort, and terminate IV at an appropriate time, as ordered by MD. 
  • Manage adequate inventory of examination room supplies and set the rooms. 
  • Undertake various office responsibilities: answer calls and reply to messages and execute triage within the scope of licensed practical nursing practice in an accurate and precise way. 

 

Harbor Care’s Commitment:

Model and enforce the “Red Carpet Treatment” among staff and clients comprised of the following:

  • Earn our clients' trust.
  • Build long-term relationships.
  • Give Clients the best possible experience to make them feel like they're coming to a place they belong.
  • Provide the best quality of service.
  • Treat every Client with dignity and respect with each encounter.
  • You will prioritize communication from any Harbor Care employee seeking help for a client.

 

How to Apply:

Please apply at: 

www.harborcarenh.org/careers 

Harbor Care is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

 

Salary Range:

$60,000.00 to $70,000.00

Job Location:

Nashua

Date Added: October 31, 2021

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