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Private Duty Nurse (LPN) at Aveanna Healthcare

Company: Confidential
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to work Weekend Days or Overnights with a college student.



Aveanna Healthcare, the largest pediatric home health care company in the U.S., is hiring compassionate Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to provide skilled nursing care to patients (pediatric or adult) in the home setting. We are the hearts of 30,000 caregivers and trusted by over 33,000 families.



Qualifications of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):



* Must have good standing license (LPN) in the state in which the clinician will practice

* Current CPR certification or obtain prior to providing care



Responsibilities of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):



* One to one patient care in a home environment

* Execution of physicians prescribed plan of care and compliant documentation of care provided in system of record

* Administration of prescribed medication, treatments and therapies

* Patient assessments, coordination of care

* Health promotion, teaching, and training of family members



Benefits of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):



* Health and Life Insurance*

* Paid Time Off Available*

* 401(k) Savings Plan with Employer Matching*

* Easy access to state-of-the-art technology for electronic charting during point of care

* 24 Hour 7 Days a Week Team Support for direct clinical and scheduling assistance

* Hourly Pay & Weekly Paychecks

* Flexible Scheduling (8, 10, and 12-hour shifts; Day/Night/Weekends available)

* Potential for Overtime

* Paid Training & Continuous Professional Development



*benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status



Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



Position Overview

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) is responsible for providing and documenting skilled nursing care, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, in accordance with the developed care plan and physicians orders for each individual patient while adhering to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times.



Essential Job Functions

Responsible for the delivery and coordination of quality patient care in compliance with physician orders.

Continuously observes and assesses patient condition and care needs and reports changes in condition to the supervisor and/or physician as appropriate.

Documents all activities, assessments, nursing actions, responses and coordination of care in a timely manner whenever care is delivered.

Participate, implement and update the nursing care plan.

Takes appropriate nursing action based on assessment and achieves expected outcomes.

Recognizes changes in patient needs and responses requiring intervention and implements care to prevent risk or reduce risk.

Accepts responsibility for personal and professional accountability by complying with Aveanna policies, state and federal regulations, accrediting bodies and the Nurse Practice Act.

Provide care utilizing infection control measures that protect both the staff and the patient according to OSHA standards.

Educates the patient and family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, and prevention strategies, and in meeting the patient's nursing needs.

Maintain knowledge of competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs, continued education units, internal learning management skills and skill evaluations.



Requirements

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

Current, unrestricted state license as a Licensed Nurse in the state of practice

Current CPR certification

Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures

Additional state specific requirements:

South Carolina One (1) year of pediatrics experience

California One (1) year of experience required working under current nursing license

Louisiana One (1) year of experience required working as a licensed nurse

Continuing Education as required by state



Preferences

Six (6) months of recent experience as a Licensed Nurse in a clinical care setting

Home health experience



Other Skills/Abilities

Attention to detail

Time Management

Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution

Good organization and communication skills



Physical Requirements

Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English

Must be able to travel

Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance

Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting

Must be able to sit and climb stairs

Must have visual and hearing acuity

Must have strong sense of smell and touch

Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance

Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport



Environment

Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions

Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases



Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.



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