Administer skilled nursing care to patients requiring professional nursing service. Teach and supervise the family and other members of the nursing team. Perform these services in accordance with the physician’s orders and under the direction and supervision of the Director of Patient Services/Clinical Team Manager.
Overall responsibilities include providing and coordinating quality patient care, maintaining a number of cases, maintaining productivity goals with consideration of case mix, and accurate, timely documentation. The Community Health Nurse is responsible to manage each patient’s care as efficiently and cost effectively as possible to achieve positive patient outcomes regardless of payer. The Community Health Nurse is responsible for the overall plan of care and the outcome of that care, including care delivered by other nursing staff (LPN, HHA) who must be directed and supervised by the RN. Psychiatric experience is a plus.
Conduct admission and manage care of patient to the agency by:
Obtaining a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition, from the patient and/or family member(s).
Conducting a physical examination of the patient including vital signs, physical assessment, mental status, appetite and type of diet, assessment of ADL, and activity of daily living.
Evaluating the patient, family member(s), and home situation to determine what health teaching will be required.
Develop and implement the nursing care plan.
Provide skilled nursing care as outlined in the nursing care plan to include the following:
Skilled nursing services, treatments and preventive procedures ordered by the physician.
Initiating preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the patient’s care and safety.
Observing signs and symptoms and reporting to the physician reactions to treatments, including drugs and changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition.
Teaching, supervision and counseling the patient and caregivers regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient at home.
Oversee the care given by home health aides to assigned patients by:
Supervising and evaluating the care given by the home health aide.
Applying documentation according to standards of nursing practice.
Utilizing computer skills for accurate documentation.
Other duties as assigned
A valid drivers license and own car required.
Excellent documentation skills required.
Strong customer service and communication skills required.
A registered professional nurse with at least one year of acute care nursing experience.
Bachelor's degree in a health or human services field and previous home care nursing experience is preferred
HCR Home Care has been providing the greater Rochester area and Upstate New York with in-home health care services for 35 years. HCR is...