Primary functions are to administer skilled nursing care for patients/clients of all ages in their place of residence, coordinate care with the interdisciplinary team, patients/clients and their families, and a referring agency. Assumes the responsibility for and participates in the coordination of care.
Education: Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing.
Licensure: Current State license as a Registered Nurse or a multi-state license issued by a state member of the National Nurse
Licensure Compact (NLC) if practicing in a state member of the NLC, current Driver's License.
Experience: One year of experience as a Registered Nurse in a clinical care setting required. Home health experience preferred.
Skills: Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Good interpersonal skills. Proof of current CPR.
Transportation: Reliable transportation and valid auto liability insurance.
Environmental and Working Conditions:
Works in patients'/clients' homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; must have the
ability to work a flexible schedule and the ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
Physical and Mental Effort:
Prolonged standing and walking required, with ability to lift up to 50 lbs and move patients/clients. Requires working under some stressful
conditions to meet deadlines and patients/client needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition; meet patient/client and family
individualized psychosocial needs. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
Essential Functions: Evaluation
Completes initial and ongoing assessments to identify the physical, psychosocial, and environmental needs of home health
patients/clients . Completes assessments at appropriate time points, including Outcome and Assessment Information Set
(OASIS) or other assessments as appropriate to the patient/client.
Regularly re-evaluates the patient's/client's nursing needs and evaluates the outcomes of care.
Develops, initiates, and revises the plan of care in partnership with the patient/client, representative (if any), and
caregiver(s) as necessary to ensure quality and continuity of care. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative
nursing procedures. Refers to other services as needed. Provides patient/client and caregiver education. Plans for the
discharge of the patient/client from services.
Furnishes those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill that are ordered by the physician as indicated
in the plan of care. Counsels the patient/client, caregiver and family in meeting nursing and related needs. Uses infection
control measures that protect both the staff and the patient/client.
Coordinates services. Informs the physician and other personnel of changes in the patient's/client's condition and needs.
Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related
to the current plan of care. Integrates orders from all relevant physicians involved into the plan of care and ensures the
orders are approved by the responsible physician.
Monitors assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party payors.
Prepares clinical and progress notes. Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner..
Demonstrates commitment and professional growth by participating in Agency-sponsored in-service programs and
maintaining or improving competency. Participates in the Agency's QAPI program;
Supervises, teaches and provides clinical direction to other nursing personnel. Assigns home health aides to specific
patients/clients. Supervises LPNs/LVNs and paraprofessionals providing services to patients/clients. May conduct aide
competency evaluations if qualified with two years of clinical experience and one year of home health experience.
Promotes the Agency's philosophy and administrative policies.
Performs on-call responsibilities and provides on-call services to patients/clients and their families as assigned.
Provides effective communication to patients/clients, their family members, team members, and other health care
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