Registered Nurse (RN) -Home Health

Employer
Guardian Angel Home Health Agency, Inc.
Location
Encino, CA, US
Salary
Competitve
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Oct 03, 2017
Ref
609df82b8
Specialty
Home Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Description

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Is a graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. BSN preferred.
Is currently licensed as an RN through the State Board of Nursing.
Has at least one year's general nursing experience, with current home health, medical, surgical, or critical care experience.
Complies with accepted professional standards and principles.
Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health. Has presented a employment physician's health clearance including a negative TB skin test and/or CXR and other tests as required by the Organization's policy.
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.
Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.
Has satisfactory references from nursing school, previous (or current) employers and/or professional peers.
Has excellent observation, good nursing judgment, and good oral and written communication skills.
Is self directed with the ability to work with little supervision; has good organizational skills.
Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation.

*For full-time RNs only! A minimum of 6 patients per day must be seen. Must submit paper documentations weekly. Must be available to work some weekends.

JOB SUMMARY

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.

Seeks and obtains sufficient information necessary to function effectively in the health care setting where assigned.
Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
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
Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
Initiates and applies appropriate preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative nursing procedures and techniques and maintains communication regarding patient/client care with the physician and supervisory personnel.
Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's/client's condition and care given.
Uses supplies and equipment effectively and efficiently.
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.
Assists the patient/client with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's/client's efforts toward self sufficiency and independence.
Teaches the patient/client and family/caregiver self care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognized and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patient's/client's and families/caregivers.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient/client.
Assists the patient's/client's family/caregiver and other health care personnel in providing continuity of care.
Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
Performs within the limits of preparation and experience.
Accepts responsibility of assignment to perform a specialized procedure, such as IV therapy, only when qualified with specialty training, proven competency, clinical background, and expertise in the specialty area.
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.
Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

General office. Community home environment. Exposure to infectious diseases. In and out of automobile.

Company Description

Guardian Angel Home Health Agency, Inc is DHS Licensed, JCAHO and CMS certified, with over thirteen years of Home Health experience. We have properly licensed and experienced staff of skilled nurses, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, registered dietitians, medical social workers and woundcare specialists. All medical care is provided at the patients place of residence under the direct supervision of their physicians. We are in the process of setting up a hospice agency.
We specialize in: Woundcare Program, IV Infusion/Chemotherapy Program, Pre-op and Post-op Program, Rehabilitation Program, etc.
We are located at 980 Enchanted Way, Unit 206, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Our areas of coverage include Antelope Valley, Ventura County and Los Angeles Counties.
We pride ourselves in giving excellent patient care services, by having affiliations with FACEY, Healthcare Partners and other medical groups; Infusion companies such as CORAM, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy; Skilled nursing facilities, Medical hospitals, Rehabilitation facilities, Pain management centers and Clinical laboratories.
We prioritize patient care and we do not discriminate patients that are being referred to us according to their insurance plan.

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