Reports to the Private Duty Nursing Manager
Provides direct patient care and related support to medically fragile clients and their families under the supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse, and within the realm of accepted standards of practice for a Registered Nurse as stated in the Nurse Practice Act for the State of Missouri. Position open to RN and LPN.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides assistance in the development and implementation of the plan of care.
Performs basic patient care and treatments including but not limited to, taking blood
pressure readings, wound care, measure of vital signs, collection of blood samples, or
administration of prescribed medications, in accordance with the physician’s treatment
plan, individual plan of care, or as authorized by the client’s payor’s source.
Observes, documents and timely reports any changes in the client’s condition to the
appropriate personnel and/or physician.
Provides ongoing instruction and education of client’s health care plan to family and or
other health team personnel.
Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control measures.
May supervise In-Home Aides for Advanced Personal Care (APC) services.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by Supervisor.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Reliable transportation and working telephone as required by the nature of the position.
Education / Licensure: Graduation from an approved School of Practical/Vocational Nursing or College and current state RN license.
Experience: Six (6) months experience as a practical/vocational nurse in a hospital, nursing home or home care setting within the last three (3) years is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures. Ability to provide care to patients at remote locations and demonstrate good nursing judgment with minimum supervision. Ability to deal effectively and courteously with clients, families and co-workers. Ability to interact and exhibit an empathetic attitude toward the sick and elderly. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Successful candidate must have a satisfactory post-offer Medical Review and a “clear” pre-employment criminal background check.
May be required to submit to annual TB screenings and/or Hepatitis vaccinations.
Must have proof of Auto Insurance (minimum required by law) and valid Missouri driver’s license.
Candidate must meet the requirements of the full job description as stated throughout the duration of employment with IHC.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Physical Demands Registered Nurse (Private Duty Nursing)
Frequent Bending Stooping
Frequent Lifting/Carrying up to 50 pounds
Frequent Pushing/Pulling up to 50 pounds
Occasional Pushing/Pulling in excess of 100 pounds
Occasional Reaching Above Shoulder Level
Adequate Vision and Manual Dexterity
Driving automotive equipment for business necessity
Work Environment of Registered Nurse
May involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require extensive safety precautions and may include the use of personal protective equipment. Employee may be required to adapt to various home conditions including, but not limited to, temperatures in excess of 80 ° F, and below 55° F., humidity, working around client’s family or pets, cigarette smoke, dust or infectious disease.