• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Private Duty

    Category
    Nursing
    Job Location
    US-AR-Fort Smith
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Home Health Nurse

     Accepts referrals in accordance with agency policy, makes home and inpatient visits as assigned and acts as a liaison between physicians and other service providers. Completes necessary paperwork and maintains communication between client, physician, supervisor and staff nurse. Teaches aides and participates in in-service training. Home Health A&B LPN will be supervised by the Nursing supervisor and/or Assistant Nursing Supervisor.

     

    Hospice Nurse

    Accepts referrals in accordance with Agency policy, makes home and inpatient visits as assigned and acts as a liaison between physicians and other service providers. Teaches aides and participates in in-service training. Report directly to the Nursing Supervisor and/or Assistant Nursing Supervisor.

    Responsibilities

    Home Health Nurse

     

    • Under supervision of the R.N., carries out the plan of care in accordance with the clients needs,physician's orders and Agency policy.
    • Prepares equipment and material for treatment utilizing aseptic technique as required.
    • Provides specialized nursing skills as required.
    • Assures adequate levels of supplies are maintained.
    • Assists the R.N. and/or physician in performing specialized procedures.
    • Participates in appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
    • Re-evaluates the client's needs regularly and reports change to the R.N.
    • Coordinates services between client, aide and other service providers.
    • Teaches and counsels client and family to meet nursing and personal needs.
    • Maintains accurate, complete and current clinical and personnel records in accordance with Medicare, Medicade, Dept . of Human Services and company.
    • Assist R.N with preparing written summary of clients condition and sends copy to physician according to program guidelines.
    • Reviews clients plan of care and makes home visits in accordance with plan of care.
    • Informs supervisor, physician and other personnel of changes in clients condition or need.
    • Teaches and counsels client and family to meet nursing and personal needs.
    • Prepares nurses notes, physician orders, lab slips and other documentation as indicated on day of visit.

    Hospice Staff Nurse

     

    • Prepare proper and necessary forms, obtaining required signatures.
    • Re-evaluate the clients nursing needs and make recommendations to the R.N. who will revise plan of care as needed with Interdisciplinary group approval.
    • Prepare IDG updates for the meeting every fourteen days or less.
    • Maintain adequate medication documentation.
    • Deliver medicine to the patient from pharmacy if needed.
    • Assume on-call duties when assigned.
    • Supervise oral and I.M. medications taken in home by patient. Provide patient family teaching and medication setup as required.
    • Contact minister or spiritual counseling when patient and/or family request it.

    Qualifications

    • Valid driver’s license.
    • CPR certified.
    • Current negative TB skin test and/or state issued health card.
    • Valid Arkansas LPN license.

    EEO Statement

    Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disabilities, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

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