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Licensed Practical Nurse
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Reports to Director of Nurses

Department: Clinical

Position Summary

Provides nursing services in the patient's home in accordance with agency standards and applicable laws and regulations. Ensures that patients receive the highest possible quality of care.

Position Qualifications

  • Graduate of approved school of practical nursing, currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse
       in the state of Indiana
  • Two (2) years of experience in home health care or related health field. Care with required proof
       of insurance coverage and an Indiana's Driver's license
  • Knowledge of all types of home health equipment utilized by patients as well as forms and
       paperwork necessary for documentation

Physical Requirements

  • Able to work a minimum of 49 hours per week
  • Able to bend and stand an average of 6 hours per day
  • Able to lift up to 50-75 pounds
  • Able to write up to 3 hours per day
  • Able to work in a stressful environment
  • Able to drive 50-100 miles per day depending on if required by job
  • Able to assess and communicate with ill patients, co-workers, and general public

Standards of Performance

  • Clinical (Direct Patient Care)
  • Administration
  • Education

Duties

  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of home health care services
  • Implements current nursing practice
  • Fulfills additional performance responsibilities as assigned and as necessary
  • Promotes effective written/verbal communication
  • Gives accurate information to clients and client families regarding costs for home health care
       services
  • Provides information regarding equipment and supply needs of the home health care agency 
  • Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently
  • Participates in salary programs following approved home health care agency policies and
       procedures
  • Complies home health agency policies and procedures
  • Promotes and maintains an agency environment that is in compliance with Federal State and local
       regulatory agencies
  • Promotes education for home health care staff members
  • Promotes education for clients, client families, and the community
  • Participates in personal professional growth and development
  • Completes all required documentation in accordance with the standards of the agency, and
       regulatory requirements
  • Works effectively with the medical staff, other members of the health care team and
       administrative personnel. Maintains a cooperative working relationship.