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LPN-Home Health Full Time (All Locations)

Category

Full Time

Location

Lafayette, Eunice, Breaux Bridge, New Iberia
The Licensed Practical Nurses is directly responsible to the Director of Nursing.

Qualifications:
  1. Current LPN license in the State where services will be provided
  2. One year clinical experience in home health preferred with at least one year clinical experience required
  3. Knowledge of home health federal, state, accreditation regulations
  4. Ability to effectively problem solve and possess decision making skills
  5. Demonstrates qualities of ethics and integrity, dependability and reliability
  6. Active communication skills
  7. Demonstrates excellent clinical and documentation skills
  8. Must agree to work at only one agency per day
 
Responsibilities of the Licensed Practical Nurse

Responsible and Accountable to:

Perform skilled nursing services under the supervision of a Registered Nurse including such duties as the following:
  1. Administer prescribed medications and treatments according to law and as permitted within the scope of the individual’s license,
  2. Perform nursing care according to the needs of the patient and as indicated in the written plan of care.
  3. Inform the physician and other personnel of changes in the patient’s condition and needs
  4. Prepare clinical and/or progress notes and incorporate them into the clinical record at least weekly.
  5. Teach self—care techniques to the patient and/or family.
  6. Develop plans of care.
  7. Participate in in-service programs.
  8. Work under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  9. Observe, record, and report to the immediate supervisor the general physical or mental condition of the patients
  10. Assist the physician and/or registered nurse in performing specialized procedures.
  11. Assist in development of the plan of care.
  12. Prepare equipment for treatments, including sterilization and adherence to aseptic techniques.
  13. Assist the patient with activities of daily living and encourage appropriate self-care.
  14. Perform complex wound care if in-service is documented for specific procedure.
  15. May perform routine venipuncture (phlebotomy) if written documentation of competency is in personnel record. Competency must be evaluated by an RN. even if L.P.N. has completed a certification course.
 
The L.P.N. shall not:
  1. Access any intravenous appliance for any reason.
  2. Perform supervisory aide visit.
  3. Alter the plan of care, make initial assessment visit, prepare the recertification, make aide assignments, function as a supervisor of the nursing practice of any registered nurse, direct and supervise quality assurance programs, or act as a consultant to any home health agency.
  4. This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by management
 
This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. The job description
does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
 

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