This is a PRN  position working weekdays and some weekends.. Looking for something new, rewarding and exciting? Come join our ever growing family of the most experienced Health Care Professionals at NHC Home Care!  Call 931 381 1234 ask to speak with Trenna or Dawn

    Definition:

    The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides skilled nursing services under the direction of the Registered Nurse.

    Line of Authority:

    Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing, Administrator/Director of Services; Regional Administrator; Director of Clinical Services, Vice President, HomeCare

    Qualifications:

    1. Licensed Practical Nurse in the state where HomeCare agency is located
    2. Graduate of a state approved vocational education program
    3. One year clinical experience is preferred.

    Performance Requirements:

    1. Ability to read, write, learn, absorb, and follow written orders and keep records in prescribed manner.
    2. Ability to be reaching, bending, squatting and twisting numerous times daily.
    3. Ability to lift 70-80 pounds on occasional basis.
    4. Ability to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
    5. Ability to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.
    6. Ability to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.
    7. Able to perform routine nursing procedures.
    8. Mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.
    9. Must have reliable personal transportation and be able to drive in inclement weather and variable road conditions.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    1. Provides skilled nursing services as dictated by the plan of care and documents according to policy/procedures.
    2. Instructs the patient/caregiver in various aspects of patient care and disease management. Documents the patients/caregivers comprehension of and compliance with teaching.
    3. Observes patient response to care/teaching and makes recommendations regarding revision of plan for patient care to the Registered Nurse.
    4. Provides and documents skilled nursing care according to the plan of care/physicians orders, policies/procedures and standards of care.
    5. Records and reports to the Registered Nurse symptoms, vital signs and other observations that may be indicative of care plan reactions and changes.
    6. Follows and teaches infection control and safety policies and procedures.
    7. Participates in on-going care coordination and maintains positive relationships with referral sources, physicians/other clinicians, patients/families, and other partners.
    8. Participates with other nurses in taking weekend, night and holiday calls on a rotating basis, under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
    9. Continually strives to improve nursing care through participation in inservice activities, staff development activities and continuing learning.
    10. Serves on committees as assigned.
    11. Performs other duties as assigned by the RN / DON

    This is a Part Time Position with flexible hours. Come join our growing NHC Family!

    Definition:

    The HomeCare Aide performs assigned functions of personal care to the patient in the home under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Registered Professional Nurse.

    Line of Authority:

    Registered Nurse; DON; Administrator/Director of Services

    Qualifications:

    1. Completion of the ninth grade in school
    2. Documentation of successful completion of a training program consisting of at least 75 total hours, including at least 16 hours of classroom instruction and at least 16 hours of supervised practical training meeting the content requirements of the Federal Register, August 14, 1989
    3. Successful completion of the written and on-site HomeCare Aide Competency Evaluation prior to performing patient care independently.

    Performance Requirements:

    1. Able to be on feet 7-8 hours per day.
    2. Able to lift 70-80 lbs on a regular basis.
    3. Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist frequently in a day.
    4. Able to see and hear adequately enough to respond to visual and auditory requests from patients.
    5. Able to speak clearly enough to adequately communicate with hearing impaired patients.
    6. Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.
    7. Able to read, write and follow written directions.
    8. Must have reliable personal transportation.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    1. Renders personal care to patients under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Personal care may include:
      • Bathing, oral hygiene, care of the skin, hair and dressing.
      • Assistance with elimination (use of bedside commode, bedpan or in getting to and from the bathroom; routine catheter care and colostomy care, not including irrigation).
      • Assistance with repositioning, transfers and/or ambulation including the use of equipment such as lifts, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.
      • Routine care of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
      • Dressing changes which do not require the skills of a licensed nurse. FLORIDA SPECIFIC: Reinforcement of a dressing only. No dressing changes.
      • Assistance with medications which are ordinarily self-administered and do not require the skills of a licensed nurse to be provided safely and effectively. FLORIDA SPECIFIC: Supervision of self-administered medication in the home limited to:
      1. obtaining the medication container from the storage area
      2. preparing necessary items such as juice, water, cups or spoons to assist in self-administration
      3. reminding patient that it is time to take mediation
      4. observation of self-administration
      • Assistance with prescribed exercises after adequate instruction and supervision has been given by appropriate professional personnel.
    2. Assists in maintaining a hygienic environment which may include:
      • Prepares meals, feeds the patient and cleans utensils used in carrying out these duties;
      • Provides light cleaning of the patient’s immediate environment to keep it safe and in order;
      • Launders bed linen and needed clothing when the patient is unable to do these things;
    3. Participates in ongoing patient care coordination with all disciplines.
    4. Other duties as assigned by the Registered Nurse.

    Seeking PTA for Contract..Would be nearly PT hours, possibly 4-6 hours. Flexible hours and excellent compensation. Come join our growing NHC Family

    Definition:

    The Physical Therapist Assistant is a skilled technical provider of physical therapy treatments and related duties working under the direction of the Physical Therapist.

    Line of Authority:

    Physical Therapist; Director of Therapy Services, Administrator/Director of Services

    Qualifications:

    1. Must have an Associate’s Degree from a recognized Physical Therapist Assistant Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.
    2. Must be licensed in the state in which the assistant will be practicing.
    3. Active member of state and national Physical Therapy Associations preferred.

    Performance Requirements:

    1. Able to transfer, lift and guard patients safely with appropriate assistance.
    2. Able to bend, stoop, squat and lift numerous times daily (70 – 80 lbs) in the care of patients and use of equipment.
    3. Able to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.
    4. Mental acuity, judgment and skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements.
    5. Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual needs and clinical indications of the patients.
    6. Able to learn, absorb and apply professional training.
    7. Able to speak in a clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.
    8. Able to read, write and edit documentation.
    9. Must have reliable personal transportation.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    1. Provides physical therapy services as directed by the physical therapist and ordered by the physician according to policies and procedures and state/federal regulation.
    2. Assists the physical therapist with evaluation of progress toward goals.
    3. Observes records and reports to the therapist the conditions, reactions and responses related to assigned duties.
    4. Maintains daily records of treatments. Documents progress notes regarding patients as directed by the therapist.
    5. Assists the therapist in consulting with patients, family members and other health care professionals as appropriate.
    6. Assists the physical therapist with inservice programs and other meetings as assigned by the physical therapist.
    7. Contributes to physical therapy related CQI, as requested.
    8. Participates in interdisciplinary conferences to maintain continuity of patient care.
    9. May serve as Advisory Board member as requested by the Administrator/Director.