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Location: Hamden
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description PRIVATE DUTY NURSE Position Summary: Performs skilled nursing functions in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws and within the guidelines of his/her professional organization and Agency All functions shall be performed in accordance with the established policies and practices and state Nurse Practice Act. The Private Duty RN/LPN delivers care to clients as delegated by the RN Case Manager. Qualifications: 1. Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. 2. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of clinical practice. 3. Minimum of one (1) year experience in an acute care setting or equivalent experience. 4. Experience in highly technical nursing care such as ventilator, infusion, PEG Tube, tracheostomy and wound services. 5. CPR certified. 6. Demonstrated written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. 7. Licensed driver with automobile insured in accordance with state and/or Agency requirements and in good repair. Has a good driving record. Essential Functions: 1. Provides professional nursing care as defined in the nurse practice act and under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Communicates appropriate status/condition changes to the RN per agency guidelines. a. Provides skilled nursing care during extended hourly shifts for clients as directed by the RN Case Manager. Follows the care plan established by the Registered Nurse b. Recognizes and reports changes in client condition to the Case Manager and physician, as directed c. Communicates information on a timely basis, consistent with Agency policy and urgency of the situation. Communicates verbally, as needed, and through complete and accurate documentation in the clinical record d. Scope of clinical practice includes personal care services, monitoring and reporting findings, medication administration and monitoring, client teaching, emergency intervention, and nursing services within professional scope of practice and as delegated by the Case Manager e. Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients and coworkers. Demonstrates knowledge of safety/infection control practices by compliance with policies and procedures f. Recognizes and responds appropriately to potentially unsafe situations g. Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment h. Makes recommendations on improvement of safety i. Seeks education/training or assistance with areas of concern 2. Performs job in compliance with Agency policies and procedures and professional and community standards. a. Accepts responsibility for professional nursing role b. Follows applicable state and federal laws and agency standards c. Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job d. Refrains from discussing client or staff identities, conditions, or circumstances in public or with others who do not have a legitimate interest in the person e. Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Agency Quality Improvement Program and pertinent activities 3. Participates in coordination of home care services, attends meetings as required, and follows reporting guidelines. 4. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary. Physical/Environmental Demands: 1. Requires the ability to sit, stand, twist, bend frequently. 2. Requires the ability to push, pull, lift, and carry 20-50 lbs on a frequent basis. 3. Requires the ability to climb stairs, enter/exit car and drive various distances. 4. Requires the ability to utilize nursing/technical equipment, including but not limited to a laptop computer and cell phone.

Keywords: HOME HEALTH PROFESSIONALS NETWORK, Hamden , LPN PRIVATE DUTY, Healthcare , Hamden, Connecticut

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