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Licensed Practical Nurse - Home Health in Billings, MT at Compassus

Date Posted: 2/26/2019

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Job Description

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The Licensed Practical Nurse – Home Health is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. A qualified Licensed Practical Nurse administers skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Services are furnished in accordance with Agency policies.


  • Regulatory Compliance Pillar of Success
    • Complies with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations to which the Company is subject.
    • Understands and adheres to all Company policies and procedures.
    • Protects the confidentiality of all patient, Colleague, and Company information.   
    • Cooperates with internal and external surveys, audits and investigations, providing truthful and accurate information.
  • Colleagues and Culture Pillar of Success
  • Contributes to a positive and professional work environment through personal choice of actions, according to the Compassus Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Participates in regular, direct, and effective communications with Colleagues and leaders, promoting team building, problem solving, and peer support.
  • Quality Pillar of Success
    • Exhibits compassion, dignity, and respect to our patients and families in all circumstances.
    • Works consistently to do things right the first time, in accordance with our core value of Excellence.
    • Makes efficient and effective use of resources to complete assignments.
    • Demonstrates personal responsibility for professional development and training.
  • Service Pillar of Success
    • Exemplifies the Compassus Service Commitment in all actions.
    • Demonstrates willingness and ability to adjust to change rapidly and is flexible in a variety of situations.
    • Is open, receptive, approachable, and quick to respond to direction and assignments.
  • Growth Pillar of Success
    • Demonstrates initiative and a “Level 5” Commitment to achieving Company growth and results to ensure long-term viability.
    • Represents the Company positively and professionally within the community.
  • Financial Responsibility Pillar of Success
  • Conducts business effectively and in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Applies the most cost-effective approach to every situation.
  • Practices good stewardship with regard to Company time, money, and physical resources.
  • Position-specific Responsibilities
  • Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures.
  • Implements/follows the nursing care plan for each patient.
  • Provides nursing services, treatments and diagnostic and preventive procedures as assigned.
  • Initiates preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate.
  • Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and RN reactions to treatments, including drugs and changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
  • Teaches and counsels the patient and family/significant others regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient at home.
  • Evaluates with registered nurse the effectiveness of the LPN’s nursing service to the patient and family under the guidance of the registered nurse.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records of observation, treatments and care of patient.
  • Participates in medical record audits as assigned.
  • Attends staff meetings, patient care conferences and in services as scheduled.
  • Takes on-call duty, nights, weekends and holidays as assigned.
  • Is responsible for:
    • Submitting any changes in schedule to the Director of Patient Care Services/Nursing Supervisor on a daily basis.
    • Participating in patient care conferences to discuss the need for involvement of other members of the health team, such as physical and speech therapists.
  • Prepares clinical and progress notes and submits them within 24hrs of visit.
  • Assists the physician and RN in performing specialized procedures.
  • Prepares equipment and materials for treatments.
  • Observes aseptic techniques as required.
  • Assists in patient learning and appropriate self-care techniques.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Patient Rights

  • Ensures that all care is provided with respect for patient rights.
  • Reports all grievances and complaints made by patients or
  • families to the appropriate persons
  • Adheres to established personnel policies.
  • Reports all allegations of patient abuse and/or misappropriation
  • of patients property as appropriate

Safety and Sanitation

  • Follows standard precautions and infection control procedures.
  • Reports all accidents and incidents observed.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Observes safety needs of the patients.

Staff Development

  • Attends in-service and meetings as required.

Delivery of Care Responsibilities

  • Participates in in-service training as requested by the office.
  • Provides documentation of patients visit on the clinical record accurately, timely, and appropriately per agency policies.
  • In conjunction with the nurse, develops treatment appropriate with the patients’ disease progression.
  • Addresses patients’ care need with families and significant others as appropriate.

Special Activities/Attributes

  • Maintains confidentiality of necessary information.
  • Thinks and acts calmly and logically to meet unusual occurrences of the job.
  • Maintains proper documentation for billing per policy.
  • Manages time efficiently and effectively.
  • Interfaces with patients, families, and staff to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, families, and other health care providers.
  • Maintains competency by assuming responsibility for acquiring knowledge and experience to meet learning needs.

Team Work

  • Creates a positive image between co-workers.
  • Provides role modeling to teamwork, accountability and a positive attitude.
  • Instills confidence in staff members and builds self-esteem through acceptance and recognition of Colleagues.
  • Demonstrates and encourages appropriate problem solving methods.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong oral and verbal and interpersonal communications are needed. 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

Education and/or Experience

Current nursing license for the specified state and minimum two years full time experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Current with CPR certification.              

Other Qualifications

Ability to successfully complete competency evaluation program.  This includes a written and a skills evaluation. Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends. High integrity, including maintenance of confidential information such as patient records.  Must be able to travel.

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Currently licensed in state of practice. Current with CPR certification.   

Valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance.

Other Skills and Abilities

Must be able to tend the geriatric and the terminally ill.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the Colleague is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The Colleague is frequently required to walk. The Colleague is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The Colleague must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 50 or more pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

There will be possible exposure to infectious diseases. Circumstances can be unpredictable and high stress.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  Frequent driving is required.

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