Home Health License Practical Nurse (LPN)

Home Health License Practical Nurse (LPN)

POSITION TYPE: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

SPECIALTY UNIT: Home Health

LOCATION: Fort Wayne, IN

SHIFT: Days

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

Home health nursing plays an important role in the healthcare field. This form of nursing offers a high level of independence and dignity to patients and their family members. Over 7 million people in the U.S. require the services of a home health nurse due to a permanent disability, acute illness, terminal illness, or long-term health issue. This area of nursing is among the fastest growing of all nursing areas. The skills of a home health nurse make the needs of patients and family members a huge priority.

Job Description:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will provide medical support under supervision of a registered nurse, provides quality care to patients and performs technical skilled care in patient’s home in compliance with nursing standards, federal, state, local government regulations and company clinical policies.

Responsibilities:

•       Provides direct and individualized nursing care to assigned patients based on nursing standards and under the supervision of the Director of Nursing and/or a Registered Nurse designee.

•       Ensures quality and safe delivery of home health services to patients/clients and families/caregivers.

•       Implements plan of care formulated by physician and Registered Nurse.

•       Provides accurate and timely documentation consistent with plan of care.

•       Assesses and provides patient/client and family caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care.

•       Maintains safe and healthy working environment and uses safe work methods and procedures in accordance with company clinical standards.

•       Participates in coordination of home health services with Registered Nurse and clinical management.

•       Assists patient in learning appropriate self-care activities.

•       Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.

•       Documents and reports activity as required. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will be expected to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by management.

Job Benefits:

•       Unique, rewarding opportunity caring for patients in their homes

•       Competitive compensation

•       401K

•       Medical, dental, and vision benefits

•       Opportunities for advancement and growth

•        Paid time off for full-time staff

Requirements:

•       Active Licensed Practical Nurse in state of practice.

•       Graduate of an accredited practical nurse program.

•       One (1) year of nursing experience required.

•       Community/home health experience preferred.

•       CPR certification with American Heart Association or America Red Cross

•       Ability to communicate effectively with patient/client, family members, physicians and clinical management, and staff.

•       Knowledge of home health care and government regulations.

•       Good physical and mental health. Caring attitude, empathy, tact, and patience.

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