Home Health RN
$65000 to $75000 Per Year
• Participates in ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the patient.
• Completes initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the patient’s needs at appropriate time points as assigned.
• Participates in the development and evaluation of the plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s).
• Initiates and contributes to the patient’s plan of care/service plan.
• Participates with the patient in clarifying mutually agreed upon goals and incorporates these goals into the plan of care/service plan.
• Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care.
• Counsels and educates the patient, family and or paraprofessionals in meeting healthcare related needs.
• Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
• Completes timely and accurate clinical notes including addressing the patient’s progress.
• Refers to other services as needed.
• Monitors and evaluates outcomes of patient care.
• Communicates with appropriate staff regarding changes in the patient’s needs.
• Assigns home care aide to a specific patient.
• Supervises paraprofessional staff and performs supervisory visits.
• Coordinates plans for patient discharge from services.
• Effectively communicates with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team providing care to promote coordination of patient care and planning for discharge.
• Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the current plan of care.
• Follows accepted standards of nursing practice.
• Uses clinical decision making to efficiently and effectively manage individual patients or clients.
• Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
• Participates in in-services or training, as requested.
• Participates in the Office’s Emergency Preparedness program, as requested.
• Participates in Office’s On-Call Rotation.
• Contributes to the effective implementation of company programs and services.
• Contributes to Office business growth.
• Provides other assignments as requested and within the scope of licensure and accreditation.
• Accesses personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and has a current license as a Registered Nurse in the state(s) in which he/she practices.
• Two (2) years of current nursing experience preferred
• One (1) year of supervisory experience preferred. • Preferred Community health and a wide range of Medical-Surgical experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
• Able to perform and provide evidence of current CPR certification for adults, children and infants.
• Able to demonstrate basic understanding of computers and workplace software.
• Able to work with people, function well under stress, use clinical judgment, be creative and accept challenges.
• Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the workforce, both clinical and non-clinical.
• Able to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.
• Able to read and interpret technical instructions related to the care of the patient.
• Able to visually and aurally observe and assess the patient.
• Able to effectively deal with multiple changes based on patient needs and scheduling.
• Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.
• Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport patient.
Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
• Able to constantly travel within geographic area serviced by office from assignment to assignment.
• Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient care per applicable law or regulation.
• Work is normally performed in the office, patient’s home, schools, or occupational settings.
• Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
• Able to constantly stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely.
• Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer patients.
• Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm, i.e. manipulate pen, knobs or objects.
• Medium physical activity that may require occasional lifting, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs. in order to carry out daily job functions and related activities that may be required.
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