Registered Nurse

The Registered Nurse 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 individual and families within their homes and communities.

Job Description Summary – Registered Nurse (RN)

The Registered Nurse 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 individual and families within their homes and communities.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Provide direct patient care as defined in state Nurse Practice Act
2. Implements plan of care initiated by the registered nurse
3. Provides accurate and timely documentation consistent with the plan of care
4. Assesses and provides patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care.
5. Participates in coordination of home health services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for other disciplines to the RN.

The RN plans, organizes and directs home care services and is experienced in nursing, the 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.

Patient Care
1. Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
2. Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.
3. Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
4. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
5. Develops a care plan which establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
6. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
7. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
8. Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
9. Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.

 

Communication

  1. Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and at least every sixty-two days.
  2. Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports and changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.
  3. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.

Requirements:
Minimum of 6 months in Home Health
Valid Professional License
Current CPR certification
Current Auto Insurance coverage
Professional Liability Insurance
Physical Exam
PPD Test or Chest X-Ray

Job Features

Job CategoryHome Health Nurse, LVN, RN

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