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LPN - CMH Home Care B - SN

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the RN, assists in the provision of high-quality nursing care to the patients of the Home Health Services department.

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License Current licensure in good standing as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Illinois. upon hire and Driver's License upon hire and Proof of Auto Insurance upon hire and

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other Carle Health facilities/hospitals.
  • requireduired to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Required English Skills Advanced reading skills Advanced writing skills Advanced oral skillsCommunication Skills Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker Interaction with a wide variety of people Maintain confidential information Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanorComputer Skills Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications. Familiarity with home care software and email use

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Ensures quality care for clients of all ages and groups by providing appropriate documentation, communication and other follow-up and by using time, supplies and other resources productively.* Ensures quality and the safe delivery of home health care services.* Follows plan of care as established by the RN and under the supervision of the RN. Conducts a client assessment as appropriate and completes visit documentation according to Carle Health policy/procedure and regulatory bodies' requirements.* Implements nursing interventions to meet the client's needs and changing conditions in accordance with Carle Health policy/procedures.* Communicates to a RN changes in the client's condition according to Carle Health policy/procedure.* Communicates the client/caregiver's needs to other staff members as appropriate when others are assigned to the client's care.* Participates in client case reports to team members.* Reports to the assigned Home Health Clinical Manager.* Gives routine primary client reports to the primary care RN or to the Clinical Manager which include, but are not limited to, problems encountered with the client's care, the client's progress toward goals.* Respects client confidentiality in all communications.* Reports and completes appropriate documentation regarding client occurrences following Carle Health policy/procedure.* Uses time, supplies and other resources productively to promote responsive and cost-effective client care.* Observes, performs test procedures and initiates measures to prevent complications or minimize the effects of disease or injury.* Demonstrates skilled care on an intermittent basis in compliance with the care described in the Plan of Treatment (POT).* Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the individual client.* Recognizes the need for referral(s) to other disciplines or resources that might assist with client care.* Provides thorough coordination of care for all clients by communicating and/or documenting appropriate follow-up with Carle Health staff, physicians and other sources in accordance with Carle Health policy/procedure.* Performs lab testing as appropriate.
  • Ensures that clinical records are complete, legible, accurate and submitted in a timely manner.* Provides necessary and appropriate documentation for the following, including, but not limited to: * Daily Visit Notes * Change Orders * Audit Issues * Occurrence Reports * Follow-up Communications* Provides clinical records that will comply with Carle Health Policies and Procedures and State and Federal Rules and Regulations and adheres to the standards of Regulatory agencies.* Submits all clinical documentation per Carle Health policy/procedure.
  • Demonstrates punctuality and flexibility in work schedule to meet the needs of the client/caregiver and the needs of the department.* Utilizes time so that client care is maximized.* Organizes visit schedule so that clients are seen within the assigned time required.* Recognizes and prioritizes client needs so that all members of the caseload receive maximal care.* Shows flexibility in work schedule by beginning the start of the day earlier or ending later or changing work shift in order to accommodate the needs of the client/caregiver in the community and meet the needs of the department.* Attends and participates in quarterly departmental meetings.* Responds willingly to requests by Carle Health to assist in covering extra skilled nursing visits, weekend/holiday p.m. visits.* Turns in cellular phone statements/payments by specified time.* Submits payroll time slip sheets accurately and timely according to departmental guidelines.
  • Obtains and utilizes educational opportunities for professional development, personal growth and remains up to date with current trends.* Assumes responsibility for being informed about developments in the department and the health care field.* Informs and interprets health information to clien



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