Visit Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN - Home Health
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Under the direction of a registered nurse, provides nursing care to
assigned patients in the home environment.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Follows physician orders and 485 Plan of care.
Performs skilled nurse visits per physician orders and completes
all assigned tasks as listed on patient pathway and plan of care as
appropriate to patient needs.
Reviews medications with each patient on each visit to insure
compliance with taking meds, and that all meds are taught and that
the med profile is accurate and up to date.
Performs wound care measurements weekly.
Communicates regularly to the RN regarding patient problems &
progress toward goals.
Notifies physician and follows through on all orders received.
Interacts with patient/family and caregivers in a supportive,
mature, knowledgeable manner and provides compassionate, safe and
Responsible for truthful, accurate, timely and complete
- Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and
financial standards as outlined in the performance
- Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee
- Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating
positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers,
colleagues and with self.
- Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software,
learning management software and intranet.
- Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and
- All other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, with current Alabama
LPN license. Prefer a minimum of 1 year recent skilled nursing
experience. Prefer experience in home care, leadership and
Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds, and turn and position patients
weighing over 200 lbs. Ability to stand, walk, kneel, sit, crouch
or stoop with good balance for extended periods of time. Must be
able to maneuver over a variety of uneven surfaces including
fields, grass, ditches, gravel, concrete, wood, vinyl or carpet.
Good manual and finger dexterity. Good communication skills. Must
be licensed and insured to operate a motor vehicle. Must have
tolerance of variety of environments to include presence of pets
Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be
normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the
duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
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LPN Position, Nursing, Visit Nurse
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