Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Care
Posted on: January 25, 2023
General Summary of Duties: The Home Care Nurse (LPN) is responsible
to provide nursing care consistent with plan of care established by
the RN Case Manager.
Supervision Received: Reports directly to a Team Leader. - Performs
nursing care under the direction of the RN Case Manager
Supervision Exercised: None.
Typical Physical Demands: Requires full range of body motion
including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger
dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. - Requires standing, walking,
and the ability to ascend and descend stairs. - Occasionally lifts
and carries items weighing up to 30 pounds. - Requires corrected
vision and hearing to normal range. - Requires working under
stressful conditions. - Requires some exposure to communicable
diseases and/or bodily fluids.
Typical Work Conditions: Work is performed in patients' homes,
community settings, clinics and in an office environment. - Some
exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, and medicinal
Essential Duties: (This list may not include all of the duties
The Home Care Nurse (LPN) functions under the direction of the RN
C4, F4 - - - 1. - Provides intermittent skilled nursing service to
patients and their families in compliance with state and Medicare
regulations, incorporating the following:
a) - - Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of the
b) - - Follow-through of an appropriate care plan and therapeutic
goals with the patient/family and RN Case Manager.
c) - - Referral to appropriate therapies with approval of the RN
d) - - Periodic review of progress toward the therapeutic goals in
conference with the RN Case Manager.
e) - - Use of Agency and community consultants/resources.
f) - - - Instruction of patient/family in procedures or
responsibilities they are assuming.
C4, F3 - - - 2. - Documents all services provided in the clinical
record in accordance with state and federal regulations and Agency
a) - - All visits are documented within 24 hours.
b) - - Documents all physicians' telephone orders, informing
nurse/therapist of all changes to the plan of care before
implementation and obtains their signature.
c) - - Complies with all reporting requirements.
C4, F3 - - - - - - 3. - Visit responsibilities:
a) - - Confers regularly with the RN Case Manager assigned.
b) - - Remains flexible in daily planning, allowing time for
emergencies or unexpected visits.
c) - - Reports any cases to the supervisor where goals can not be
met or unsafe home situations exist.
d) - - Maintains required productivity as established by the
C3, F1 - - - 4. - Develops and maintains sufficient professional
skills to meet the needs of patient care:
a) - - Attends a minimum of 12 hours of in-service per year.
b) - - Participates actively in self-appraisal and the formation of
a plan for self-development.
c) - - Knowledgeable of Agency policies and procedures.
d) - - Seeks appropriate supervision.
e) - - Projects professional image through attitude and compliance
with dress code.
f) - - - Functions as a team member with consideration to all
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -g) - - Maintains CPR
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - h) - Adheres to Agency Corporate
Compliance Plan and HIPAA Privacy Plan - as per - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - written
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C3, F1 - - - 1. - Performs other duties as necessary to support
Agency programs as assigned by the clinical supervisor:
a) - - Agency committees as requested.
b) - - Flu/special clinics as needed.
c) - - Adult Consultation Hours as assigned.
d) - - Special Agency or community programs during and/or after
regular working hours.
C4 , F1 - - 2. - Performs other duties as necessary to maintain
current Agency personnel policies:
a) - - Time worked is recorded regularly and accurately.
b) - - Personnel records are complete with but not limited to
current professional license, auto and malpractice insurance.
c) - - Abides by Agency weekend/holiday rotation of nurses.
HIPAA and Privacy: - Properly direct any complaints and/or
grievances as indicated per VNHSC policy. - Comply with HIPAA
regulations, specifically the Privacy and Security Rules. - Protect
personal health information (PHI), electronic personal health
information (EPHI) and financial information by limiting the use
and disclosure of health information and financial information to
the minimum amount necessary with only those who must know how to
get the job done. - Follow the department's specific policies and
procedures to protect health information. - Help one another to
ensure confidentiality at all times. -
Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements: Knowledge of professional
nursing theory and practice and the skills to provide competent
patient care. - Knowledge of Agency policies, regulations and
procedures to administer patient care. - Knowledge of medical
equipment currently used to provide patient care. - Knowledge of
common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work
environment. - Skill in - applying - and - modifying the
principles, methods and techniques of - professional - nursing to
provide ongoing patient care. - Skill in identifying
patient-related problems and recommending solutions. - Skill in
documentation in clinical records. - Skill in establishing and
maintaining effective working relationships with patients,
families, physicians, co-workers, and the community. - Ability to
maintain quality control standards. -Ability to react calmly and
effectively in emergency situations. - Ability to interpret, adapt
and apply guidelines and procedures. - Ability to communicate
clearly. - Possess adequate transportation to carry out job
requirements. - Must show proof of satisfactory automobile
insurance with minimum coverage to be $100,000/300,000 determined
by agency policy.
Education: Graduate of NLN approved school of licensed practical
Experience: One (1) year of recent medical/surgical nursing
experience, additional experience in community health nursing
Certificate/License: Possession of a current license to practice as
a licensed practical nurse in the State of Connecticut. -
Alternative to Minimum Qualifications: None.
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