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Home Health LPN
Ref No.: 18-14873
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 10/10/2018
 Job Description:
  • Required Home Health LPN
  • Number of openings - 1

Skilled Nursing Duties:
  • Travels to patient residences and facilities to provide skilled nursing care within licensure, level of competency, and the established hospice plan of care to promote patient comfort
  • Completes tasks as delegated by Registered Nurse and in accordance with completed competency(ies), including, but not limited to: basic INR's, venipunctures, IV peripheral line discontinuation and wound vacs
  • Observes patient's condition and assists in the collection of patient data such as vital signs including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration symptoms, and any change of condition
  • Reports on patient status including respiratory, neurological, cardiac, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and other systems to the registered nurse
  • Enters physician orders into notes section of charting and follows up with RN Case Manager
  • Records and reports changes in the patient's condition, adverse reactions to medications, pain levels, and concerns to registered nurse.
  • Assists with the development and revisions of a nursing plan of care (POC) for patients
  • Participates in the interdisciplinary group (IDG) meetings
  • Assists the care team in developing and meeting patient goals
  • Reinforces the information, instruction and education provided to the patient, patient family members and caregivers by the registered nurse
  • Provides basic health instruction to patients

Paraprofessional Nursing Duties:
  • Performs patient positioning, patient transfers, patient ambulation, and range of motion (ROM)
  • Ensures for patient safety in getting up and out of bed through proper utilization of medical equipment such as hoyer lifts, gait belts, ez stands, walkers, wheelchairs, etc. Reinforces home exercise program set by therapists as ordered
  • Assists patient with personal care tasks including assisting with bathing, dressing, toileting and grooming including shaving, skin care, hair care, nail care, and oral hygiene needs
  • Performs catheter, ostomy, and incontinent cares
  • Interacts with patients, family members and others
  • Performs general housekeeping duties such as making the bed, changing bed linens and cleaning the bath tub and bath area

General Duties:
  • Ensures for the accurate and timely completion of patient documentation in accordance with established procedures
  • Completes Clinical notes and submits per policy and procedure
  • Assists in ensuring for patient safety
  • Identifies and notifies the registered nurse and patient care manager of potential safety hazards involving the patient

  • M-F, 8:00a-4:30pm, weekend and holiday rotation

  • Nursing
  • LPN


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