Suburban Home Health

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Weekend Visit Nurse LPN

Weekend Visit Nurse LPN

Job ID 
2017-3829
Shift 
Days
Department 
Suburban Home Health
Position Type 
Full Time

More information about this job

Overview

Suburban Home Health is a jointly owned venture between Riverview Health, Hancock Regional Hospital and Witham Health Services. We are an expanding agency with exciting and new career opportunities. At Suburban Home Health we consider our people to be our most important asset. It is our hope that our associates will fulfill their personal and professional goals with Suburban and that they will dedicate their skills and talents to meeting the needs of our patients, our community, and to the success of the agency. Our “Patient’s First” culture encourages active participation in the delivery of excellent patient care and values our associates as professionals.

We are currently searching for Visit Nurses to join our weekend team!

Responsibilities

The Visit Nurse provides direct patient care in the home to adult and/or geriatric patients.
- Assesses the patient to identify physical, psycho-social and environmental needs
- Communicates with the multidisciplinary team of physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist regarding patient progress
- Works under the direction of an RN Case Manager while demonstrating knowledge and technical skill necessary for providing competent, comprehensive and age-specific patient care.
- Provides nursing care within the parameters set forth by the physicians orders and RN Case Manager assessment to ensure positive patient care outcomes.
- Documents patient progress and reports any significant changes in a timely manner to the supervising RN Case Manager.
- Educates patients concerning procedures, treatments and needs, and ensures medical orders are carried out accurately and in a timely manner.
- Provides patients with the knowledge and assistance to learn appropriate self-care techniques.
- Assist in the administration of medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician
- Assures completeness of ordered procedures and treatments

Qualifications

- Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and holder of a current permanent or temporary license from the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
- Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse
- Possess good verbal and written communication and organization skills.
- Must possess an Indiana Driver's license and automobile liability coverage as required by the State of Indiana.
- Must have the ability to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation