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Home Health RN

Tenet Health Type Full time Posted 2/26/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/17/2014
MA - Massachusetts (All) Referral - n/a -    
Job Details:- CPR certification required
- Current licensure as a RN in the Commonwealth of MA
- Drivers license required

MetroWest HomeCare & Hospice

                                                Touching lives…every day

Job Description

TITLE:                                  Home Health Registered Nurse (RN)

REPORTS TO:                   Clinical Care Manager /Clinical Director


1.       Is a graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. BSN preferred.

2.       Is currently licensed as an RN through the State Board of Nursing.

3.       Has at least one year's general nursing experience, with current home health, clinical, surgical, or critical care experience.

4.       Complies with accepted professional standards and principles.

5.       Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health. Has presented a pre- employment physician's health clearance including a negative TB skin test and/or CXR and other tests as required by the Organization's policy.

6.       Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Organization requirements and is in good working order.

7.       Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.

8.       Has satisfactory references from nursing school, previous (or current) employers and/or professional peers.

9.       Has excellent observation, good nursing judgment, and good oral and written communication skills.

10.    Is self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision; has good organizational skills.

11.    Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation.


The RN provides nursing care to the patients/clients as requested by the patient/client and, when required, as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and the policies of the Organization.


1.       Seeks and obtains sufficient information necessary to function effectively in the health care setting where assigned.

2.       Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.

3.       Assesses and evaluates patient's/client's status by:

a. Reviewing and implementing the plan of care

b. Regularly re-evaluating patient/client needs

c.   Revising the plan of care as necessary

4.       Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.

5.       Initiates and applies appropriate preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative nursing procedures and techniques and maintains communication regarding patient/client care with the physician and supervisory personnel.

6.       Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's/client's condition and care given.

7.       Uses supplies and equipment effectively and efficiently.

8.       Observes the patient/client for changes in condition, discusses changes with the patient/client or family/caregiver and reports changes, as necessary, to the attending physician.

9.       Assists the patient/client with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's/client's efforts toward self-sufficiency and independence.

10.    Teaches the patient/client and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients/clients and families/caregivers.

11.    Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient/client.

12.    Assists the patient's/client's family/caregiver and other health care personnel in providing continuity of care.

13.    Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.

14.    Performs within the limits of preparation and experience.

15.    Accepts responsibility of assignment to perform a specialized procedure, such as IV therapy, only when qualified with specialty training, proven competency, clinical back ground, and expertise in the specialty area.

16.    Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.

17.    Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.


1.      General office

2.      Community home environment

3.      Exposure to infectious diseases

4.      In and out of automobile


The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.