Job Summary: A licensed professional Registered Nurse who administers skilled care to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This care is performed in accordance with the physician's orders and under the direction of supervision of the Clinical Supervisor and Patient Case Manager.
Qualifications: Education: Graduate from an approved school of nursing. BSN preferred and/or diploma in nursing required.
License: Current BCLS certification required; specialty certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge and application of professional nursing theory, practices and procedures. Knowledge of patient assessments which requires recognition of changes in patient conditions and understanding varied data which could complicate or jeopardize successful recovery. Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families. Ability to recognize changes, symptoms, or other problems related to patient's condition and determine appropriate intervention. Ability to counsel patients and their families following the patient's plan of care. Ability to explain surgical or other treatment procedures, medications, personal care and other health related needs. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with patients, families, physicians and other health care personnel, visitors, and the public. Knowledge of state and federal guidelines regarding Home Health Care. Knowledge of community resources available to enhance the care of patients. Ability to have reliable transportation with current driver's license and proof of liability insurance coverage. Ability to work independently in isolated areas or unkept homes with possible rodent infestation and little or no utilities, non-judgementally.
Home Health experience preferred.
Randolph Hospital - 21 months ago
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