The Licensed Registered Nurse should be a graduate of an approved school of professional nursing and a current Registered Nurse. Meet all start requirements for licensure. It is preferable that the RN has experience in home health care or public health nursing and demonstrate evidence of independent nursing practice in delivering the nursing care requirement.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain the standards of nursing care and implement the policies and procedures of the agency.
- Provides for a patient admission to the agency.
- Obtain a medical history from the patient and the family members.
- Assessing the patient’s condition by conducting physical examination.
- Evaluating environment to determine what assistance will be available to the individual.
- Evaluating and establishing communications with the patients and family.
- Prepares clinical/progress notes daily and incorporates into the clinical record weekly.
- Develop all POC, Oasis information and data.
- Interpreting nursing and other services available to the patient as a part of plan of care.
- Assist the patient with daily living while teaching appropriate self-care techniques as required.
- Participate in case conferences, in-service, and other programs and meetings as needed.
- Performs within limits of preparation and experience.
- Coordinates all patients care with all disciplines and physicians.
- Must be able to bend, twist, use rotating motion and reach while performing various client care activities.
- Must be able to handle various client care supplies such as needles, dressings and equipment.
- Overall environment: May be exposed to various heats, cold, wet/humid conditions while traveling to various homes.
- May be occupationally exposed to blood and other potential infectious materials. Must be able to comply with infection control procedures.
- May be confronted from time to time with animals of the clients.
- Clients homes may have atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dust, gases and/or poor ventilation.
- Must be alert and able to identify hazards, should one occur, in order to avoid them, by reporting immediately or, if directed, to take corrective measures.
- Knowledge on Kinser software a plus.
- Must be able to stand up to four (4) hours a day while working on various surfaces in client’s home, as well as, walk throughout client’s home.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to thirty (30) pounds such as manuals, charts and supplies.
- Must be able to push/pull patients in wheelchairs and lift on occasional basis.
- Must be able to climb stairs up to 2 levels daily while making clients visits.
- Must be able to balance while assisting clients to walk and climb stairs on a daily basis while performing client care activities.