At Home Healthcare Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Primary function is to administer skilled nursing care, under the supervision of a registered nurse, for patients of all ages in their places of residence. Participates in the coordination of care with the interdisciplinary team, patient, family and referring agency.
Under the direction of the RN, assists in identifying the patient’s physical, psycho social, and environmental needs as evidenced by documentation.
Participates in planning and implementing care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s) and with the RN. Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care.
Provides patient and caregiver education.
Provides care using infection control measures that protect both staff and patient.
Assures the continuity of care through delivery of quality patient care.
Provides effective communication to the patient, family, team members, and other health care professionals as evidenced by clinical notes, case conferences, and communication notes. Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner
Monitors assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third-party payor.
Participates in the Agency’s QAPI program.
Participates in Agency-sponsored in-service training.
Performs on-call responsibilities and provides on-call services to patients and their families as assigned.
Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency.
Promotes Agency philosophy and administrative policies to ensure quality of care.
Applies concepts of infection control and standard precautions in coordinating or performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease.
Meets mandatory continuing education requirement of the Agency and licensing board.
Provides effective communication to patients, their family members, team members, and other health care professionals.
Physical, Mental, Miscellaneous Demands
Ability to do heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, and standing. Prolonged standing and walking required.
Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs and to meet patient and family individualized psychosocial needs.
Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
Must have and maintain valid Driver’s License, and proof of current valid auto liability insurance.
Requires current CPR certificate, and the ability to maintain a current CPR certificate.
Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, records, reports, visual inspection involving small details. Although important, depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer.
Requires ability to grasp, pull, push, carry or otherwise manipulate objects; ability to perform tasks requiring action of muscles or groups of muscles and foot and/or hand-eye coordination.
Requires ability to communicate clearly and make self-understood effectively in face-to-face interactions; articulate with accuracy to communicate using phone.
Requires ability to hear and receive verbal instructions correctly, answer phones, communicate professionally with people in situations with some background noise.
Requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with frequent interruption; ability to focus attention on tasks for 10-20 minutes at a time on a continuous basis, 20-60 minutes on occasion.
Requires ability to understand and relate to specific ideas one at a time and to the concepts behind specific ideas; ability to remember verbal and written tasks/assignments from a few hours to several day periods.
Position requires sitting approximately 60% of time standing/stooping/bending/ climbing approximately 20% of time; and walking approximately 20% of time.
Excellent computer software skills necessary to produce accurate documents and materials required.
Requires ability to work effectively under minimal supervision; exercise excellent, sound professional judgment and maintain confidentiality.
Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Vocational/Practical Nursing.
Licensure: Current State license as a Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse, or a multi-state license issued by a state member of the National Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) if practicing in a state member of the NLC, current driver’s license.
Experience: One year experience as a Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse in a clinical care setting required. Home health experience preferred.
Skills: Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Good interpersonal skills. Proof of current CPR.
Transportation: Reliable transportation, current Driver’s License, and valid and current auto liability insurance.
Environmental /Working Conditions: Works in a health care facility or patients’ homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; ability to work a flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
We offer the following competitive benefits to support you and your family:
Paid Time Off
401k Plan with a Company Match
Family Medical Leave
Identify Theft Plan
Pet Insurance Coverage
Perks and Discounts
Branch Name: Evangeline Basile (BAS)
External Company URL: https://vitalhealthcaregroup.com/
Telecommute (remote worker): No
Company: Evangeline Home Health