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Visit Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN - Home Health

Company: DCH
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

PERFORMANCE PLANNING
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 organized care.
Responsible for truthful, accurate, timely and complete documentation
DCH Standards:


  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • 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 procedures.
  • 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 management skills.
    Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English. CPR certified.
    WORKING CONDITIONS
    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 and infestations.
    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.
    KEY WORD SEARCH
    LPN Position, Nursing, Visit Nurse

Keywords: DCH, Tuscaloosa , Visit Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN - Home Health, Healthcare , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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