Registered Nurse/ RN- Home Care Visits- 6 Month Contract

Interim HealthCare
Durham, NC, US
Sep 07, 2017
Oct 08, 2017
Home Health
Contract Type
Job Description

Registered Nurse/ RN- Home Care Visits- 6 Month Contract with potential to become full-time.

Wake, Durham, Orange and surrounding counties

Oasis Experience REQUIRED

McKesson Technology Experience preferred but NOT required

Geriatric experience REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY: Performs professional nursing care for patients in the home or alternate care setting according to nursing practices, agency policies and regulations.

JOB RELATIONS: Responsible to: Supervisor Clinical Service Positions directly supervised: LPNs, Certified Nursing Assistant

MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS: Note: Major Job Functions listed below.

  • Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with the NC nurse practice act, physician orders and established policies and procedures. Uses professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care.
  • Utilize comprehensive assessment skills to plan priorities and to set realistic outcomes; collaborate with healthcare team in the evaluation and cost effectiveness of patient care.
  • Assess educational needs of patients/families concerning alterations in health, the disease process, and plan of care.
  • Obtain or develop appropriate educational resources for patients/families; plan and implement appropriate educational interventions; evaluate effectiveness and outcomes of patient/family teaching.
  • Integrates nursing research findings into practice and performance improvements activities.
  • Role model professional nursing through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Participates in weekly team meetings and case conferences, as necessary, to assure appropriate care and service are provided to the patient.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/JCAHO standards thru in-services and work shop attendance.
  • Assesses the severity of patient symptoms, communicates to the physician and records significant findings, intervenes as appropriate.
  • Required documentation is timely, concise and complete.
  • Observes patient's reactions to medications and reports significant incidents to the physicians.
  • Communicates regularly with team members, caregivers, and physicians.
  • Follows infection control standard precautions and uses personal protective equipment as required.
  • Delegates and supervises care given by CNA#s/LPN#s.
  • Participates in collaborative practice teams and other hospital/community relations. functions as needed to facilitate program development in specialty area.
  • Implements agency policy, procedures and objectives.
  • Works closely with agency billing staff to ensure accuracy of billing.
  • Maintains confidentiality of employee and patient information.
  • Exhibits an attitude which promotes harmony and good will in the workplace.
  • Displays a clean, neat, professional appearance.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement Program.
  • Promotes quality, comprehensive services through a team approach.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Ideal candidate would have experience with complex home care cases such as; wound, heart failure, diabetes, post surgery, etc...

Interim HealthCare is an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate against applicants, employees or clients on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other category protected by the law, or patients' decisions regarding advance directives. Each Interim HealthCare office is independently owned and operated. Not all services are available at all offices. 2017 Interim HealthCare Inc.

Job Type: Contract

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