LPN PRIVATE DUTY
Company: HOME HEALTH PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
Posted on: August 1, 2022
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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