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Licensed Practical Nurse_Home Health 

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Days  

This position is responsible for providing skilled nursing and home health aide services to patients, including terminally ill patients, in their place of residence.

Ensures, under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the efficient delivery of skilled nursing and home health aide services, hereinafter referred to as services while at a minimum adhering to state and federal laws, state and federal rules, accrediting body standards, accepted discipline practices, ethical standards, agency policies and procedures, the agencys mission and values, the agencys code of conduct, and business decorum.

Conducts visits

  • Accurately completes weekly schedule and conducts visits ensuring compliance with established visit frequencies.
  • Identifies self as a representative of the agency to patients/clients and their families at the start of visits, as necessary.
  • Ensures the start and completion of visits are independently documented using telephony or other prescribed method.
  • Provides assistance to agency Case Managers pursuant to the established patient/client plan of care.
  • Ensures patients/clients overall appearance reflects good personal hygiene.
  • Ensures patients/clients home environment is safe and orderly.
  • Ensures the accurate and efficient procurement and utilization of equipment and medical supplies.
  • Works to maximize patient/client outcomes.
  • Ensures report has been received from the Case Manager prior to the visit and calls report to the Case Managing after the visit.
  • Exemplifies and promotes positive, professional, and effective communication between and among co-workers.
  • Ensures the accurate completion of all visit documents in a timely manner.
  • Ensures the accurate documentation of visits in a timely manner.

Effectively represents the agency in a professional manner.

Communicates significant events and other data necessary for timely and accurate decision-making to the appropriate individuals.

Position Requirements

Educational Requirements / Work Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing REQUIRED.
  • License to practice as a practical nurse in the State of Illinois REQUIRED.
  • Previous experience in an acute care setting PREFERRED.
  • Previous experience in a home health setting PREFFERED.

Other Requirements

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Ability to take direction
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Punctuality
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Physical Requirements

  • Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication.
  • Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting and extensive bending and standing.
  • Ability to deal effectively with stress.


Location Springfield, IL  
About the Organization Alterna-Care Home Health System is the most comprehensive home health agency in central Illinois. Providing home health, private duty, hospice and assisted living services, ACHHS offers a continuum of care unmatched in the region. With offices in Springfield, Jacksonville and Litchfield, ACHHS provides care to the residents of 31 central Illinois counties. Being nurse-founded and family-owned makes for the right combination to address the needs of our patients, their families and our employees.


To preserve the DIGNITY and INDEPENDENCE of those we serve through COMPASSIONATE and COLLABORATIVE care.


LEADERSHIP - Our commitment to excellence drives us to develop and engage leaders who provide expert care and help manage the organization at the highest level of skill and ability possible. Employing ethical business decisions at all times is one way ACHHS distinguishes itself as a community leader.

COMMUNITY - Being a steward of the community is as important to us as providing exceptional care. ACHHS is committeed to giving our time, talents, and resources to organizations who share our goal of enriching the communities in which we live.

QUALITY OF LIFE - It is our responsibility to help clients, patients, and residents remain healthy and independent, and to provide them comfort and support at the end of life. We are also responsible for enhancing the quality of life or our employees and do so in part by providing job-related knowledge and skills and by maintaining a professional and supportive work environment.

TECHNOLOGY - ACHHS understands that as technology evolves patients with increasingly complex needs can be cared for in the comfort of their homes. Consequently, we continually seek to identify and invest in new technologies that enable us to provide care more effectively, more efficiently and to more individuals.  
Category Nursing  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

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