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Elk Valley Health Services

LHC Group. Inc

This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted November 14, 2022.

Elk Valley Health Services is Tennessees premier Private Duty Nursing Agency providing top nursing care to thousands of patients spanning all of Tennessees 95 counties.

Though we care for patients of all ages, most of our nurses and caregivers specialize in caring for Pediatrics, Adolescents, and Young Adults.

Elk Valley also offers the potential for Enhanced Pay Rates based on scheduling (nights/weekends) and Specialty Cases 1:1 Patient Care Full-Time, Part-time, and PRN Float positions Benefits with 32 Hours per week Medical/Dental/Vision, PTO, 401k, and more 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts Days and/or Evenings Weekdays and Weekends Consistently and reliably accepts patient assignments based on patient and agency needs.

Available on designated work days.

Follows all policies and procedures of LHC Group and agency, as well as all applicable federal, state and local requirements.

Understands and complies with HIPAA and any other confidentiality obligations.

Accurate and timely documentation of hours worked.

Accurate and timely documentation of services performed.

Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition and exercise.

Accurate and timely reporting of observations of the patient’s condition to the appropriate supervisor including immediatenotification of any incidents, accidents, or unusual conditions.

Effective utilization of the Electronic Visit Verification or other visit documentation program as applicable.

Competent provision of and/or assistance with activities of daily living as applicable including: bathing, dental care, nail care,filing only, skin care including peri care and lotion application.

Safe transfer of patient from bed to chair and to wheelchair.

Safe transfer of patients on and off bedpan and/or toilet.

Documents all client related activities in a timely manner.

Assists patient with bedtime preparations including personal care, dressing, positioning and medication reminders.

Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services, shopping for food and other household requirements,preparing and serving meals and snacks, and running errands.

Assists with ambulation including with cane, walker or crutches, if appropriate and helps patients care for themselves.

Accompanies client to medical appointments.

Measures and records oral, rectal, and auxiliary temperatures, pulse and respiration, and blood pressure when ordered withinthe training limitations.

Prepares meals as required based upon the patient’s preferred or prescribed diet and assists with feeding as needed.

Provides clean and safe environment within the home including safe use of equipment needed by the patient.

Responds promptly and professionally to client requests.

Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient cleanliness,and housekeeping.

Participates in required agency meetings and in-service presentations.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

Performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.

Experience Desired Six months experience in personal care or home community based services preferred.

License Requirements Current driver’s license, vehicle insurance and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.

Current CPR certification required (Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin only) State Specific Requirements AR: Must have at least one year of experience in an institution setting, have a certificate issued by the state of Arkansas for working in a long term care facility OR completed a 40 hour aide training course as specified by the state of Arkansas.

NY: Successful completion of a 75 hour training program with evidence of certificate of completion.

TN: Successful completion of a total of 75 hours of training which include 16 hours of clinical training prior to or during the first three months of employment and who is qualified to provide basic services, including simple procedures as extension of therapy services, personal care regarding nutritional needs, ambulation and exercise, and household services essential to health care at home.

WI: Must be listed on the Wisconsin Home Health Aide Registry KY: No additional state specific requirements Skill / Availability Requirements Ability to work on a full-time basis and willingness to work flexible schedules based on patient and agency needs.

Ability to function competently and professionally in any home situation regardless of protected status including but not limited to age, race, creed, color, sex, disability, or financial condition of the patient.

Ability to work independently Good communication, writing, and organizational skills This position is associated with the LINCS Program.