LHC Group, Inc.

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RN Registered Nurse (Home Health) - PRN - Baton Rouge

at LHC Group, Inc.

Posted: 7/22/2016
Job Reference #: 17440
Keywords: home health

Job Description

As a Registered Nurse, you will educate patients and their caregivers on their conditions and the steps needed to ensure proper recovery. Additional responsibilities of our Registered Nurse include:

  • Provide admission, case management, and follow-up skilled nursing visits for home health patients.
  • Administer on-going care and case management for each patient, provide necessary follow-up as directed by the Clinical Manager.
  • Confer with physician in developing the initial plan of treatment based on physician''s orders and initial patient assessment.
  • Render hands-on care, management and evaluation of the care plan and teaching of the patient in accordance with physician orders, under Clinical Manager''s supervision.
  • Revise plan in consultation with physician based on ongoing assessments and as required by policy/regulation.
  • Coordinate appropriate care, encompassing various healthcare personnel (such as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, MSW, Home Health Aides and external providers).
  • Report patient care/condition/progress to patient''s physician and Clinical Manager on a continuous basis.
  • Implement patient care plan in conjunction with patient and family to assist them in achieving optimal resolution of needs/problems.
  • Coordinate/oversee/supervise the work of Home Health Aides, Certified Home Health Aides and Personal Care Workers and provides written personal care instructions/care plan that reflect current plan of care. Monitor the appropriate completion of documentation by home health aides/personal care workers as part of the supervisory/leadership responsibility.
  • Discharge patients after consultation with the physician and Clinical Manager, preparing and completing needed clinical documentation.
  • Participating in the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Process
  • Preparing accurate, orderly and timely reports and documentation
  • Adhering to all practice standards as they apply to patient care


Required Skills
  • 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

Required Experience
  • Minimum 1 year acute care nursing experience, home health experience preferred