The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse to assist the Physicians/Registered Nurses in the care of terminal patients in their homes by provision of comprehensive skilled nursing services directed toward end of life care. Assists the RN in carrying out the plan of care. Uses appropriate aseptic technique when preparing equipment and materials for treatment. Assists the patient in learning appropriate self-care technique and is able to assess the patient/family response to care. He/She will keep fully cognizant of Medicare/Medicaid/Commercial insurance requirements Agency Policies and Procedures. In addition this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served by his/her team. He/she must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs. He/She must be able to prepare clinical/progress notes documenting outcomes of interventions. He/She must be able to provide the care needed as describe in the departmental policy and procedure guides and regulations that define scope of practice. The LPN may be required to work every other weekend depending on patient census and acuity. He/She supplements the nursing care needs of the patient as provided by the RN. Participates as a member of the IDT. Supports the Hospice Philosophy.
Riverside Home Care provides the trained staff and complete array of specialized services to help you maintain your safety and independence, and we do it in the comfort of your very own home. Riverside Home Care offers home health, usually provided to individuals recovering from an illness, surgery or hospital stay, and short- or long-term in-home private care for assistance with everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning.
Education: Licensed Practical Nurse program graduate required.
Experience: A minimum of 1 year nursing experience in acute care setting or home care setting preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Current, valid drivers license and acceptable driving record required upon hire and to be maintained during employment. Must also have reliable transportation to make visits to patient homes each day. LPN required. CPR/BLS Provider certification required.