RN - Home Health, Hospice, Rehab, Acute Care

Employer
main hire
Location
Glendale, CA
Salary
Lots of opportunity to earn more
Posted
Dec 11, 2017
Closes
Jan 11, 2018
Ref
MH 1902
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Per Diem

RN - Home Health, Hospice, Rehab, Acute Care

Competitive Salary, Excellent Benefits and lots of growth opportunity!

The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs home care services and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. This 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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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 iIIness(es), then uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.

2. 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.

3. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician and provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan of care.

4. Regularly re-evaluates patient and counsels the patient and the family in meeting nursing and related needs.

5. Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.

6. Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor/Nursing Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

Communication

1. Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and at least every sixty days.

2. Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports any changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physician's orders as required.

3. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.

Additional Duties

1. Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.

2. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.

3. Instructs, supervises and evaluates home' health aide care provided every two (2) weeks.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health or home care nursing is preferred.
  • Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing.
  • Maintains a current CPR certification.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills; nursing skills per competency checklist. Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.
  • Management experience not required. Reports to Clinical or Nursing Supervisor. Responsible for supervising home health aides.

Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position, or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.