Registered Nurse
Alo Home Health Care, Inc - Edina, MN

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ALO HOME HEALTH CARE, INC.
POSITION DESCRIPTION – REGISTERED NURSE

REPORTS TO: Administrator

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: The Registered Nurse is responsible for the clinical services in home health care.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provides an admission assessment for all new clients:

  • Completes all admission paperwork in a timely manner
  • Prepares a care plan for each client with input from the client and/or responsible party
  • Orients direct care staff to the care plan
  • Obtains physician orders for all medically delegated tasks, medications and treatments
  • Obtains needed equipment, supplies and medications for clients

2. Appropriately updates the assessment and physician orders
3. Delegates activities to the Home Health Aides as appropriate according to nursing judgment and state regulations
4. Provides supervisory visits according to nursing judgment and state home care licensure rules
5. Periodically reviews and updates the care plan to assure that it is current and accurate
6. Completes discharges for clients when needed
7. Sets up and manages medications for clients according to physician orders, as indicated
8. Documents as indicated in clinical record
9. Responds to clinical problems as identified by the home health aides
10. Communicates with families, responsible parties, case managers and other health care providers regarding the clients when indicated
11. Participates in the orientation of new staff

  • Completes competency evaluation
  • Provides orientation to clinical responsibilities

12. Participates in the annual performance evaluation of direct care staff
13. Responds to employee performance problems or complaints related to clinical issues
14. Participates with the Administrator in disciplinary activities as needed
15. Identifies staff training needs and implements a plan to address them:

  • Provides in-services as appropriate
  • Coordinates other educational opportunities for staff
  • Obtains relevant training materials
  • Provides documentation of training to Administrator
  • Responds to requests for training as appropriate

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16. Is aware of, uses and promotes good safety practices, including but not limited to:
a. Body mechanics
b. Reporting of defective equipment or hazards
c. Wiping spills or wet floors immediately
d. Using Universal Precautions and appropriate infection control measures
e. Knowledge of emergency procedures
f. Reporting incidents/accidents to the Administrator on the day of occurrence
17. Participates in care conferences with other members of the health care team
18. Participates in the agency’s quality assurance program, as indicated
19. Demonstrates commitment to team building activities within company
20. Maintains absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to clients, families, and employees
21. Promotes a safe and comfortable environment for the client and family
22. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills
23. Recognizes and manages own stresses, which may affect work performance
24. Participates in in-service educational programs, as required by state regulations
25. Performs additional duties as assigned by the Administrator
26. Adheres to all agency policies

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/JOB SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Graduate
  • Graduate of accredited nursing program and licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Minnesota
  • Experience in home care or assisted living preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, comprehend and carry out directions and instructions
  • Able to function independently
  • Good health status and emotional stability
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to service excellence

WORKING CONDITION REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Occasionally means 1-2 hours of an 8 hour workday, frequently means 2.5 to 5.5 hours of an 8 hour workday and continually means 6 to 8 hours of an 8 hour workday)

Sit Frequently
Stand Frequently
Walk Frequently
Bend/Stoop Occasionally
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Squat Occasionally
Crawl Occasionally
Reach above shoulder Frequently
Reach below shoulder level Frequently
Lift, Carry, Push, Pull
Maximum 50 lbs. Frequently
Over 50 lbs. Occasionally

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Involves being:
Inside Continually
Outside Occasionally

Exposed to temperatures of:
32 degrees F and less Occasionally
100 degrees F and more Occasionally
Wet and humid conditions Occasionally
Noise, vibration Occasionally

HAZARDS/EXPOSURE:

Infectious wastes Continually
Toxic chemicals Occasionally
Needles/Body fluids Continually
Radiation Never
Chemotherapeutics Never
Mechanical Hazards-Driving Frequently

I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS JOB DESCRIPTION.
I AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH AND WILL PERFORM ALL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

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Employee Signature Date


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