Private Duty RN or LPN

Elk Valley Health Services - Elizabethton, TN (30+ days ago)3.4


Elk Valley Health Services a division of LHC Group offers private duty care to chronically ill patients in their homes. We serve the state of Tennessee with traditional nursing and high tech service capabilities. We are one of the largest providers with coverage from multiple insurance contracts and one of the largest in-network providers for the Tennessee Care MCO Program.

As a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, you will render professional nursing care to patients in their home by assessing, developing, implementing, and evaluating home nursing care needs of assigned patients. You will also educate and advise your patients and their families in how to get the most from their treatment programs.

Provide skilled nursing interventions according to the Plan of Care in the treatment of the patient/clients illness, rehabilitative needs and preventative care. Apply knowledge and skills in accordance with accepted standards of clinical practice to facilitate problem resolution and achieve individualized patient goals and outcomes.
Consult with the RN Supervisor regarding needed changes in the Plan of Treatment. Accept verbal orders from physician where permitted by state law/regulations/Nurse Practice Act and communicate these orders to the RN Supervisor.
Maintain contact with patients, physicians, clinical manager(s), and other members of the healthcare team in a timely manner regarding patient/family needs and status changes.
Participate in report, care coordination activities/ case conferences and discharge planning..
Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct by delivering care in a manner that protects and preserves the patients dignity, rights, values, beliefs, privacy and autonomy
Complete a clinical note for each visit within required timeframes, capturing physical assessment, home environment, medication changes and any skilled interventions provided during the course of the visit as well as any care coordination with health care team. This note will be incorporated into the patient's record
Participate in all required in services programs
Participates in educational offerings and clinical experiences offered by LHC to maintain current knowledge, skills, abilities and judgment in clinical practice
Adhering to and supports the agency's care management model
Participating in Quality Improvement activities

Required Skills:
Graduate from approved LPN program or Associate Degree or higher in Nursing
Must have current RN or LPN licensure for state of TN or compact state licensure
Current drivers license, vehicle insurance and access to a dependable vehicle
Ability to successfully complete required background check and drug screen
Current CPR certification required