Under the direction of the RN, assists in meeting the physical and emotional needs of the patient.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Identify clients' needs are communicated to the RN in a timely manner.
Assesses Safety of the patient environment.
Observation of client condition are accurately reported to Home Care registered nurse.
Client plans of care are discussed with the Home Care Registered Nurse on a regular basis.
Participates in development and implementation of client plans of care per home health care agency policy and procedure.
Client clinical records are documented per home care agency policy and procedure and reflects delivery of quality and safe home care services.
Implements current nursing practice to meet the physical emotional needs of the client. Infection control and safety policies and procedures are implemented per home care agency policy and procedure.
TEACH AND EDUCATE
Reviews, teaches, and administers medications in a safe and timely manner.
Recognizes and utilize opportunities for health teaching and provides patient education.
Utilization of clinical pathways.
Daily client reports are given to Home Care registered nurse. Participates in client case conferences and staff meetings. Fulfills additional performance responsibilities as assigned and as necessary.
Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with clients, families and co-workers.
Understands and maintain client confidentiality.
Promotes good working relationships among staff & other departments: treats everyone with respect & courtesy.
Demonstrates Service Plus skills
Respects patient/employee confidentiality
Displays a professional team-oriented behavior
Responds positively to supervisor's direction professionally accepting guidance.
Demonstrates willingness to adapt to new tasks, duties, and responsibilities.
Has individually or served on a team to improve work processes to improve efficiency.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Holds a current LPN license in the state of Ohio. A minimum of three years experience is preferred.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to read and understand the written treatment care plan, write and carry out instructions; and communicate with clients and/or families and emergency personnel. Demonstrates interest in and empathy with the home care client and family members. Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with clients, families and co-workers.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Versatile task rotations in diverse home situations. Relatively pleasant but frequent exposure to unpleasant sight, sounds and odors. Duties assigned shift(s), weekends, and holidays. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.