• Registered Nurse (RN)
• Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LVN)
• Physical Therapist (PT)
• Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
• Speech Therapist (ST)
• Medical Social Worker (MSW)
• Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)
There is a wide range of opportunities within the home health field and LifeGuard Home Health is always looking for additional staff to employ on our team:
Registered Nurse: The registered nurse (RN) plans, organizes, and directs the patient's home care services. With a background that emphasizes community health education, the professional nurse taps into a large network of local resources to promote recovery and rehabilitation and provide emotional support to individual patients and their families.
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse: The licensed practical/vocational nurse (LVN) is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of an RN. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with other members of the team to achievepositive patient care outcomes.
Physical Therapist: The physical therapist (PT) contracted or employed through LifeGuard Home Health develops a treatment strategy for restoring patients' function, strength, and mobility as well as relieving pain and minimizing permanent physical disabilities. The PT provides services that promote overall fitness, such as improving muscle strength, range of motion, balance, coordination, posture, respiration, and motor function and is responsible for adherence to all conditions outlined in the Service Agreement.
Physical Therapist Assistant: The physical therapist assistant (PTA) is a skilled, licensed health care professional who works under the direction of the physical therapist and according to the physician’s plan of care. Duties typically include assisting in the implementation of the treatment program, training patientsin exercise and activities of daily living, conducting treatments, and reporting on patient progress.
Occupational Therapist: The occupational therapist (OT) contracted or employed through LifeGuard Home Health helps patients recover the ability to perform daily living tasks and work skills. The treatment plan can range from conducting a home environment safety evaluation to training in proper feeding techniques to exercises that improve reasoning ability and memory. The OT is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for OT services and for adherence to all conditions outlined in the Service Agreement.
Speech Therapist: The speech therapist (ST) contracted or employed through LifeGuard Home Health works with patients who have suffered loss of speech to help them recover the ability to communicate. Speech therapy services can include diagnosing speech defects and implementing exercises to correct them, identifying and correcting improper feeding techniques, and training patients in safe swallowing protocols. The ST develops an individualized plan for each patient and is responsible for the implementation of standards of care and for adherence to all conditions outlined in the Service Agreement.
Medical Social Worker: The medical social worker (MSW) provides psycho-social support to patients and their families. Assistance ranges from identifying resources for in-home care services to applying for Medicaid and obtaining other types of family support.
Certified Home Health Aide: he certified home health aide (CHHA) is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services (eg., bathing, oral hygiene, light housekeeping, assisting in toileting, meal preparation, etc.) as necessary to meet the patient’s needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations, and documenting the observations and care performed.