LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because our 11,000 employees in 25 states are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. The Registered Nurse in Home Health renders professional nursing care to patients in their home by assessing, developing, implementing, and evaluating home nursing care needs of assigned patients.
Service - Provides services within the scope of practice as defined by the state laws governing the practice of nursing, in accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team.
Makes the initial nursing evaluation visit and develops the plan of care within state specific guidelines. Reports outcomes of evaluation, goals, and anticipated projected frequency of care to supervising nurse within 24 hours of assessment completion.
Continually evaluates the patient's nursing needs. Instructs and supervises the patient's family in the care of the patient and maintenance of a healthy environment for the patient.
Renders nursing care to patients according to the plan of care.
Observes, records, and reports to the supervising nurse and/or physician the patient's response to treatment and changes in the patient's condition.
Participates in the in-service program according to LHC policy.
Adheres to and participates in the Care Management process.
Performs 60 day record review (recertifications).
Participates in staff conference regarding patient care.
Participates in the QA/QI plan and process.
Visits patient according to plan of treatment, completes a progress note for each visit, and submits progress notes to the agency daily.
Assists in the orientation of new agency personnel.
Supervises, teaches, or assigns care tasks to other nursing personnel as allowable per state regulation.
License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: Yes Requirements
Associate''s of Science degree in Nursing
Valid RN license in state of employment
Valid driver''s license and one year clean driving record
Ability to drive within 30-60 miles daily
Ability to successfully complete required background check and drug screen
Excellent writing and charting skills, experience with electronic medical record preferred