Choice Home Health Care's foundation is based on a nurse's perspective and our philosophy remains truly patient focused. We have found by achieving a high level of communication between the office staff, field staff, physicians, and the patient/family the result is a patient oriented coordination of services. Consequently, by following this "patient first" attitude, our business has been a proven success. As a Home Care Registered Nurse, you will visit multiple patients' homes each day and provide them with a full range of personalized care, which may include such items as instruction on disease management and medication, pain management, wound care, IV infusion, and postoperative instruction. Part of your job is to work with patients and provide the tools they need to ensure their own recovery. Seeing the end results of their recovery is just one of the many rewards of your position.
Your specific duties as a Home Care Registered Nurse will include:
Providing case management as described in state regulations for all cases involving nursing and therapy services
Making the initial evaluation visit as applicable and re-evaluating each patient's nursing
needs on a regular basis
Providing nursing services, treatments and diagnostic procedures requiring specialized skills and assuming full responsibility for each of your patients
Participating in in-service programs, as well as training, and teaching other nursing
Developing and implementing the treatment plan for each patient under the direction of their physician
Observing and reporting symptoms, reaction to treatments, drugs, and changes in the patient's physical or emotional condition
Initiating preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the patient's care and safety.
Maintaining clinical and progress notes for each patient receiving care and providing progress reports to their physician
Coordinating services for patients as needed to other agencies and health care providers as appropriate.
Counseling the patient and their family in meeting nursing and related needs
Providing supervision of home health aide/LPNs services and preparing written instructions for care provided by home health aides/LPNs
Maintaining confidentiality of patient and agency matters
Submitting required documentation in a timely manner
Reporting observed or suspected child or adult abuse pursuant to mandated requirements.
Maintaining accurate time records
Observing agency's attendance requirements and dress code.
Conserving agency resources and adequately maintaining agency property, supplies, and
Adhering to all agency polices, including but not limited to, infection control and safety, education, reporting and practice implementation.
As a Home Care Registered Nurse, you must be dependable, professional, and energetic with a positive and empathetic personality. You will also need to have strong organizational, assessment, and problem solving abilities. It is also important that you display excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to interact well with patients, families, physicians, and staff.
Specific qualifications for the Home Care Registered Nurse position include:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Valid and current RN license
1-3 years of nursing experience; home care experience, preferred
Solid supervisory skills
Excellent communication skills, flexible and able to interact positively with the rest of the staff.
Strong sense of initiative and urgency in addressing unexpected patient crises
Self-directed, able to work without presence of immediate supervisor
Commitment to regulatory compliance and to submitting all documentation in a timely fashion
Demonstrated knowledge regarding exposure to body fluids and chemicals, as well as to some hazardous equipment
Evidence of adequate health status to perform duties
Ability to pass a background screen
Ability to travel as required. Current valid driver's license and automobile insurance.
Benefits: Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays
Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Criminal Background Check, Physical Exam
This is a As Needed position This position is based on a per visit schedule, part time/full time/prn.