Home Care LVN/LPN - PRN

Location
Dallas, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11/10/2017
Closes
11/18/2017
Specialty
Home Health, LPN / LVN
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
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  We have an immediate opportunity for a Home Care Licensed Vocational Nurse/ Licensed Practical Nurse - LVN/LPN.

General Summary: Administer nursing care, under supervision of a registered nurse, for clients in their place of residence, coordinate care with the interdisciplinary team, clients, and their families, and the referring agency.

Patient Population: Has contact with patients of all ages in a clinical setting; understands and demonstrates appropriate behavior when interacting with patients in all populations.

Essential Functions:

  • Under the direction of the RN, assist in identifying the client’s physical, psycho social and environmental needs as evidenced by documentation, clinical record, case conference, team report, and evaluations.
  • Participate in planning and implementing care in conjunction with the RN, in accordance with the Plan of Care (POC). Assists clients in the recovery or maintenance of life functions; prevent illness and relapse of illness.
  • Provide care utilizing infection control measures that protect both client and staff (OSHA).
  • Assure the continuity of care through delivery of quality patient care.
  • Provides effective communication to clients, their families, team members, and other health care professionals.
  • Monitors assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party payers.
  • Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner to assure compliance with company policy.
  • Demonstrates commitment and professional growth by participating in in-service programs and maintaining/improving competency.
  • Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board.
  • Promote the company philosophy and administrative policies.
  • This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    Supervision: N/A

    Experience: One (1) year experience as an LVN/LPN in a clinical care setting. Home health experience preferred.

    Education: Completion of an accredited Licensed Vocational/Licensed Practical Nursing program.

    Licensure/Certification:

  • Current license that is in good standing to practice as an LVN/LPN in any/all applicable states.
  • Current CPR certificate.
  • Current driver’s license in good standing.
  • On-going employment as an LVN/LPN requires maintenance of a valid LVN/LPN license in the state which the nurse practices in and a valid CPR certificate at all times. It is the responsibility of the employee to renew these both before they expire in order to continue employment.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged standing/walking required.
  • The ability to lift/transfer up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and patient needs, make quick decisions and allocate resources under stressful conditions.
  • Meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs.
  • Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Works in patient’s home in various conditions.
  • Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and infectious diseases.
  • Some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
  • Ability to travel locally and work a flexible schedule.
  • Machinery/Tools/Equipment Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation and auto liability insurance
  • Manual blood pressure cuff
  • Stethoscope
  • Thermometer
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