HOME HEALTH UNITED INC LPN Home Health and Hospice in BARABOO, Wisconsin

JOB REQUIREMENTS: The purpose of positions in this classification is to perform a combination of skilled nursing tasks when performing in the capacity of a Licensed Practical Nurse and paraprofessional nursing tasks when performing in the capacity of a Home Health Aide.Individuals in this classification work under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse and Home Care Clinical Manager. * 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. * Documents visit notes, treatments, and care. Records and reports symptoms and changes in patient's condition to the RN Case Manager, and Home Care Clinical Manager as appropriate. * 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. Listens to patients and families questions and concerns and responds in a timely manner. Communicates any patient concerns to the registered nurse. * Performs general housekeeping duties such as making the bed, changing bed linens and cleaning the bath tub and bath area. * Makes meals and/or assists in meal preparation as directed. Provides fluids and snacks as ordered. 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. * Attends safety training sessions and ensures for compliance with safety rules and procedures. Assists in ensuring for patient safety. Identifies and notifies the registered nurse and Patient Care Manager of potential safety hazards involving the patient. Reports any work-related accidents and injuries in a timely manner. Complies with the procedures for documenting and submitting leave and light duty time. Home Health United is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, promote and conduct all other recruitment and employment activities without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. ***** OTHER EXPERIEN E AND QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and application of federal and state regulations as relate to the provision of home health and hospice services. Knowledge and application of licensed practical nurse practices. Ability to observe patients' conditions. Basic understanding of symptom management, pain control, and what to report to the RN Case Manager. Knowledge and application of patient rights and abuse and neglect regulations. Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations, requirements and reimbursement criteria. Knowledge and application of HIPAA rules regarding privacy and confidentiality of patient information. Ability to problem-solve and make independent decisions. Ability to be accurate and detail-oriented in completing work. Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize tasks. Handles sensitive and confidential material in a professional manner and in accordance with legal requirements relating to the safeguarding of confidential information/communications. Physical Demands: This position rates as MEDIUM WORK as defined by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: ipc.us/t/A341456389B74896