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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Home Health

Frederick, MD 21704

LHC Group

Posted 1 weeks ago
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Job Description

Overview



The Home Care Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse is responsible for: (1) providing direct nursing care as prescribed by the physician to acutely ill, and/or chronically ill patients in their homes; (2) recording clinical and progress notes; and (3) coordinating other patient care activities/services to provide the highest quality of patient care in the geographic service area to which she/he is assigned. She/he works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse and/or designated supervisor. Nursing activities are limited to these in compliance with the State LPN/LVN Practice Act, any applicable licensure/certification requirements and agency policies and procedures.

HomeCall, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.



Additional Details

  • Ability to relate to and treat acutely ill/chronically ill patients/families and their particular problems.
  • Must possess strong, patient management, and documentation skills.
  • Must possess the disposition and personality to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and all levels of staff, and interact professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must possess a strong commitment to the goals, mission, and philosophy of the organization.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required to meet identified patient needs.
  • Absolute integrity and the use of good judgment to handle the professional and confidential nature of assignments.
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational needs.
  • Provides direct skilled nursing care.
  • Utilize the E.V.V. (Electronic Visit Verification) program as applicable.
  • Prepares equipment and material for use according to the plan of care, practicing aseptic sterile technique.
  • Assists patient in learning appropriate self care technique.
  • Re-evaluates and records the patient care needs of the acutely ill and/or chronically ill at each home visit.
  • Communicates with and regularly updates the patient regarding his/her plan of care.
  • Administers medications as prescribed by a physician and permitted by law.
  • Adheres to minimum productivity requirements as defined by branch.
  • Reports observations of the patient 's condition to the designated supervisor(s). If the findings are significant, report observations to the client's physician.
  • Assists with teaching the patient and family members regarding the patient care needs and other related problems of the patient at home.
  • Collaborates with other service providers to discuss the patient plan of care and frequency of visits.
  • Participates in providing 24-hour, seven-day-a-week nursing services as assigned, to meet identified patient/family needs.
  • Drives safely, complies with traffic regulations, and wears a seat belt when business travel is required.
  • Acts as role model in confidentiality, professionalism, appropriate attire, unbiased interpersonal relationships, and work attitudes.
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient records/information.
  • Attends team meetings and staff meetings to enhance team communication, coordination of services, and quality services.
  • Implements a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care by assessing and identifying the patient's need for other agency services and communicating that need to the designated Case Manager.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary case conferences and in service education programs, as required by agency policies and patient needs.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Observes, records, and reports (1) signs and symptoms; (2) reactions to treatments and medications; and (3) any change in the patients physical or emotional condition in a timely matter.
  • Records clinical and progress notes at the time of the visit to ensure continuity of qualitative patient care in a timely basis.
  • Completes daily report sheets and any required paperwork in a timely fashion to ensure agency operating schedule to include physician orders as required for RN to co-sign
  • Completes clinical documentation accurately
  • Reacts to change productively and performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.


Qualifications



Experience: 1 year
License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: Yes

Education Requirements
  • Must meet educational/experience requirements outlined in the laws of licensure states.
Experience Requirements
  • A minimum of one year of acute care experience required; previous home care experience preferred.
License Requirements
  • Must have current LPN licensure in state of practice.
  • Current drivers license, vehicle insurance and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
  • Current CPR certification required.
Skill Requirements
  • Ability to relate to and treat acutely ill/chronically ill patients/families and their particular problems.
  • Must possess strong, patient management, and documentation skills.
  • Must possess the disposition and personality to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and all levels of staff, and interact professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must possess a strong commitment to the goals, mission, and philosophy of the organization.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required to meet identified patient needs.
  • Absolute integrity and the use of good judgment to handle the professional and confidential nature of assignments.
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational needs.
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