Any LVN who has worked homehealth without being employed by an agency...

  1. I'm curious about something, and if anyone can help I'd be thankful, but I am currently considering taking a job in a private-homehealth care setting. I guess I have a few questions...would I be working under the direction of his/her physician, and then working for the client? Also, do I need to let the BNE know about my employment to stay active? Is there anything special that I need to do on my part besides to stay up with my CE credits, keep my license active and only practive within my scope, oh yeah and pay whatever fees go along with licensure? I've only worked in a long-term healthcare setting, so I apologize if this sound redundant or if I should know better, but it is what it is. Is there anything that I should be weary of or especially concerned with when working home healthcare? Any response would help.
    Thanks,
    KP
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  3. by   underpaidrn
    I don't know what state you are in, but in Virginia, the LPN/LVN works under the supervision of the RN case manager. You don't have to notify anyone of where you are working. There are no CEUs in Virginia that are a requirement for licensure. The only requirement is that you have an active license and have more than one year experience. An LPN/LVN cannot open or close a case and cannot do supervisory visits for aides, but they can do visits and perform wound care. Home health is great and I wish you the best.:spin:

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