Required skills: G-tube
This position is primarily responsible for providing direct client care, interpreting and monitoring records, writing reports, documenting client activities, assisting with medications, observing client functional levels and reporting to the RN any changes in the consumer's needs and/or condition by performing the following duties.
*Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
*Assists the RN in carrying out the plan of care,
*Provides skilled Nursing services under the supervision of an RN, in accordance with CSS
Healthcare Services policy and Georgia LPN licensing guidelines.
*Prepares clinical and progress notes and record keeping for the clients. Makes supervisory
visits/ assessments/ skill care under the supervision of the RN.
*Provides instructions to the clients on appropriate self-care and self-help techniques.
*Provides a range of motion exercises and ambulation assistance as needed, observes the client for any changes and reports the consumer's condition to the RN.
*Assists with therapeutic activities, wound care and medication administration.
*Assists the RN in performing specialized duties and other duties as required in the care plan.
*Participates fully in Nursing department’s quality assurance activities, including tracking data, trending and evaluating information. Involved fully in the organization wide quality improvement process and provides date when needed to do so.
*Conducts scheduled and unscheduled visits and provides required reports for analysis.
*Provides service change updates in HomeTrak from time to time so that information can be
*Works in client's home in various conditions, possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids.
*Works flexible schedule to meet patient's needs.
*Communicates relevant policy information to service recipients and Caregivers alike while on site.
*Attends all required training and maintain personal credentials in compliance.
*Participates in meetings and continuing in-service education as required.
*Performs other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Nursing.
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.
**Six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
**Valid State of Georgia Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license
*Valid Driver License with a good driving record.
**Ability to work under stressful conditions of quick decision making.
*Requires hand-eye coordination and manual delivery as necessary.
*Required skills: Total care, G-tube, Hoyer lift
*Ability to utilize durable medical equipment in the home.
***Must be available to work weekends***
**Minimum of one year of experience providing direct client care, interpreting and
monitoring records, writing reports, documenting consumer activities, assisting with
medications, observing client functional levels and reporting to the RN any changes in
the consumer's needs and/or condition.
*The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a
worker 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 worker is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The worker is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The worker is occasionally required to taste or smell.
*The worker must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
*The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a worker
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
*This position will require frequent direct contact with clients receiving healthcare services,
however, not on a daily basis. Therefore, exposure to infectious diseases in the work place or during the normal course of work duties is moderate to high.
Job Type: Contract
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