LPN Private Duty

at LHC Group in Covington, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Company Overview

Elk Valley Health Services is currently recruiting for Full time, Part-Time and PRN Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to provide quality, compassionate private duty patient care in the Covington Area ! We offer flexible schedules and weekly pay! * Earn PTO (Paid Time Off) if you work 32 hours or more a week!* As a Private Duty Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN ), you will render professional nursing care to patients in their home by assessing, developing, implementing, and evaluating home nursing care needs of assigned patients. You will also educate and advise your patients and their families on how to get the most from their treatment programs. Elk Valley Health Services, 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.

Essential Functions

+ Provide skilled nursing interventions according to the Plan of Care in the treatment of the patient/clients illness, rehabilitative needs and preventative care. Apply knowledge and skills in accordance with accepted standards of clinical practice to facilitate problem resolution and achieve individualized patient goals and outcomes.

+ Consult with the RN Supervisor regarding needed changes in the Plan of Treatment. Accept verbal orders from physician where permitted by state law/regulations/Nurse Practice Act and communicate these orders to the RN Supervisor.

+ Maintain contact with patients, physicians, clinical manager(s), and other members of the healthcare team in a timely manner regarding patient/family needs and status changes.

+ Participate in report, care coordination activities/ case conferences and discharge planning..

+ Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct by delivering care in a manner that protects and preserves the patients dignity, rights, values, beliefs, privacy and autonomy

+ Complete a clinical note for each visit within required timeframes, capturing physical assessment, home environment, medication changes and any skilled interventions provided during the course of the visit as well as any care coordination with health care team. This note will be incorporated into the patient’s record

+ Participate in all required in services programs

+ Participates in educational offerings and clinical experiences offered by LHC to maintain current knowledge, skills, abilities and judgment in clinical practice

+ Adhering to and supports the agency’s care management model

+ Participating in Quality Improvement activities

Education & Experience

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer – vets, disability.

An equal opportunity employer

LHC Group is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status. To learn more about the opportunities for you with LHC Group and our affiliates, contact one of our Human Resources team members at 1.866.LHC.Group.

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Job Posting: JC194721368

Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

Updated On: Nov 02, 2021