As a Licensed Practical Nurse with Truly Pediatric Home Care, you will support patients and their families through private-duty nursing services that truly make a difference. Our 24/7 agency allows you to determine your schedule, work flexibly, and most importantly, make a difference.
If you're interested in this position and would like to contact us directly, please reach out
Monday through Friday at 937-397-3600.
Responsibilities (Under RN Supervision):
Perform selected skilled actions in the provision of curative, rehabilitative, palliative, or preventative nursing care, as necessary, to meet the client’s needs:
• Perform direct and indirect care, then report care performed and client observations, through appropriate documentation
• Responsible, and accountable, for making decisions that are based on the individual's nursing experience and educational preparation
• Assist the Registered Nurse in carrying out the plan of care
• Assist the Registered Nurse in performing specialized procedures, as directed by the Registered Nurse, under physician's orders
• Assist with the preparation, implementation, and continuing evaluation of the patient care plan
• Recognize, and understand, the effects of social and economic problems upon patients and provide for the emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients
• Help teach the patient the appropriate self-care techniques
• Foster cooperative effort among personnel, by understanding the functions of other persons involved in patient care, and by active participation in team and staff conferences
• Assume responsibility for personal and vocational growth and development through active participation in nursing organizations and participating in in-service programs and other on the job learning
• Prepare, and submit, clinical and progress notes, no less often than, weekly (not to include admission)
• Observe, record, and report, to the appropriate person, patient symptoms, reactions, and changes including:
The general physical and mental condition of patients and signs and symptoms, which may be indicative of changes in condition
• Stresses in human relationships, between the patients and staff personnel, and between patients and their families and visitors
• Assist with the rehabilitation of patients, according to the medical care plan, by encouraging the interests and special aptitudes of the patient and encouraging patients to help themselves using their own capabilities
• Further assist in rehabilitation by reporting any abnormality in the patient’s range of motion, body mechanics, or body alignment.
• Actively participate in nursing organizations, promote, and participate in in-service programs
The Licensed Practical Nurse, with the education and proven clinical competence, may perform certain treatments/procedures, provided the Home Health Agency’s policies and the State’s Regulatory Acts allow their performance.
Only advance LPNs, with documented skill in performing these functions, may:
• Administer medications
• Hang I.V.s premixed with medications
• Hang hydrating fluid without medications
• Start peripheral I.V.s
• Flush peripheral lines with saline or heparin solutions
• Inspect insertion sites, change dressings, and remove peripheral I.V. needles/catheters
• Calculate and adjust flow rates
• Check blood with a Registered Nurse
Skills and Qualifications:
• The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing is required.
• The ability to access patients’ homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible is required.
• Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient's condition and to perform patient care.
• Physical activities will include, walking, sitting, stooping, and standing and minimal to maximum lifting of patients and the turning of patients.
• Skills in the utilization of calculator, multi-line telephone, copy machine, basic medical equipment.
• The abilitiy to travel to and from patient home(s)
Position includes tasks that have the potential for exposure to blood/body fluids/tissues and other potentially infectious material such as body fluids/tissues.
• Graduation from an accredited School of Practical Nursing
• Must be licensed, in Ohio, as a Licensed Practical Nurse
• One, or more years, of experience, in community/Home Health Agency setting, is preferred
• Must have a criminal background check
• Must have current CPR certification. Online certification is not accepted.
• The ability to communicate well, both, verbally, and in writing, in English
Truly Pediatric Home Care LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Truly Pediatric does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.