The RN plans, organizes and directs home care services and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their homes and communities.
The ideal candidate will be able to complete patient assessments, including physical & history of current/previous illness. Regularly re-evaluate patient needs. Developing and Initiating the plan of care. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Counsels with the patient and family. Acts as Case Manager. Prepares clinical notes; communicates with physician.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties.
1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting.
2. Bachelor’s degree, with one (1) year of home health care experience preferred.
3. Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising home health aides.
4. Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills, nursing skills per competency checklist.
5. Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position, or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.
6. Licensed driver with automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with the organization requirements.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- Current licensure in state and CPR certification
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hand and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally push an occupied wheelchair, which may weigh more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.