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LVN - Focus on Care - North Richland Hills, TX(Job Number:719063)

There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm)
Provides skilled nursing services that reflect Homecare Dimensions, Inc. philosophy and policies to assigned patients under the direction of the registered nurse and according to physician orders. Performs all functions in a professional and ethical manner and collaborates with other members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care
The majority of your work is in the field at patient’s homes performing annual assessments.  Hours vary during the day and do include some weekend on-call as well. Candidates must be willing to travel daily within the assigned area.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assists the registered nurse in carrying out the plan of care
  • Performs complete assessment of the patient's condition during every home health patient encounter
  • Assists the physician and / or home health care RNs in performing specialized procedures following the physician’s plan of care to include assessments, medication administration, wound care, therapeutic treatments, and skilled teaching as ordered and indicated
  • Prepares equipment and material for patient treatments, observing aseptic techniques as required
  • Assists patients in learning appropriate self-care techniques
  • Recognizes and reports life-threatening situations and responds appropriately
  • Reports changes in the patient's condition to the CTM on a daily basis
  • Recommends additional needed home health care services
  • Communicates to the patient's physician and documents verbal orders in a timely manner
  • Documents patient interventions that reflect delivery of safe and high-quality home health care on a skilled nursing note written during the patient encounter
  • Turns in all documentation within 48 hours of the visit or shift
  • Documents all communications with the patient, family, physician, CTM, pharmacy, other disciplines, and appropriate others as indicated on communication notes
  • Attends case conferences to promote coordination of care
  • Implements infection control and safety measures per agency policy and procedure
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication
  • Gives accurate information to patient and patient families regarding costs for home health care services.  Provides information regarding equipment and supply needs to the CTM in a timely manner
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures.  Promotes and maintains agency environment that is in compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Health Care Delivery (Clin Care)
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Organization WellMed Medical Mgmt, Inc
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 2
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