Family LifeCare Home Care LPN in Berne, Indiana

Full Time or Part Time 8a-430p M-F Apply Today!

DEFINITION

The Licensed Practical Nurse, under the supervision of RN Case Manager, will assist in carrying out the patient plan of care coordinated by the physician and RN Case Manager. Works cooperatively with patient care personnel to maximize the comfort and health of patients consistent with Family LifeCare’s (FLC) Mission, Strategic Plan, and Policies and Procedures.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. If you have a disability, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable you to perform your essential duties. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

The LPN must possess an Associate Degree in Nursing. One year experience minimum in an acute care or long term care setting. The nurse must be able to demonstrate skill in nursing practice, assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in varied settings, and cope with family emotional stress while tolerating individual lifestyles.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

The LPN must have and maintain a current license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the State of Indiana issued by the Indiana State Department of Health. Must be willing to obtain active License for the State of Ohio. CPR certification required. You must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License, maintain automobile coverage and have access to an automobile during scheduled work hours.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides patient care within prescribed treatment; consistently performs a head-to-toe assessment of patient at each visit as condition and plan of care requires. Utilizes knowledge of disease, illness, injury and human behavior when providing nursing care. Promotes maximum level of patient and family independence. Identifies patient needs and provides supportive care and appropriate services in accordance with the attending physician’s orders and the plan of care. Teaches patient and/or family on safety and emergency measures, medications, diet and management of health conditions. Implements physician orders after consulting appropriate sources regarding unfamiliar or questionable orders. Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing interventions. Responds to critical situations in a professional manner; provides effective communication of these incidents to appropriate personnel. Confers with other Team members in accordance with established agency guidelines related to case conferences. Communicates significant change in patient status to RN Case Manager or Home Care Coordinator. Maintains up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, and interventions are accurately and clearly stated as they occur. Demonstrates responsibility for the containment of department costs and conservation of supplies. Assists with referrals to allied health personnel or agency resources as necessary. Shares in providing 24-hour, 7 day-a-week coverage to patients as scheduled. Participates in agency and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of home health care. Demonstrates familiarity with policies of the agency and rules and regulations of State and Federal bodies, which aid in determining policies. Makes all requests (i.e. PTO, schedule alterations) through Home Care Coordinator. Adheres to and promotes the elements of the Corporate Compliance and HIPAA Programs. Assists and participates in orientation and educational programs. Participates in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities. Adheres to FLC policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional development and maintenance in the state of the art skills regarding home health care. Performs other responsibilities and functions as directed.