Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri
  • Private Duty
  • Poplar Bluff, MO, USA
  • Contract
  • Contract

INTRODUCTION: The Private Duty program provides services for those needing skilled services under orders from a private physician delivered in the patient's private home. Funding is provided through Medicaid. Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri is a not for profit organization.

TYPE OF WORK INVOLVED: Assess symptoms of diseases and responses to treatment, teach patients and caregivers how to give their own care, answer questions about meds, diet, disease process, activity, etc. Administer IV and inject-able meds, perform prescribed treatments, provide wound management, ostomy care, restore independence and communicate changes in the patient's health to physician.

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: VNA nurses are paid by the visit, receive mileage or a company car, expected to take monthly & weekly on-call, Be available from 8 to 4:30 daily. Employees may be required to drive 45 miles or more.

TRAINING: Training involves a 30 day period where policies and procedures are covered. Computer training will cover the use of the hand held used to make patient visits.

DUTIES

Assess symptoms of diseases and responses to treatment, teach patients and caregivers how to give their own care, answer questions about meds, diet, disease process, activity, etc. Administer IV and inject-able meds, perform prescribed treatments, provide wound management, ostomy care, restore independence and communicate changes in the patient's health to physician.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to read, write, perform simple mathematics and follow directions
  • Have at least one year home health or nursing experience and a Missouri nursing license
  • Must have reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening, criminal background check , registered w/Family Care Reg
  • Must not be listed on Employee Disqualification List (EDL)
  • Must complete an application in full and furnish at least 2 credible business references with correct addresses and telephone numbers
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50#
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