Home Care Registered Nurse - PRN

Location
Abilene, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11/14/2017
Closes
12/14/2017
Specialty
Home Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
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  We may not have an open position currently - but you are welcome to submit your application for Home Care Quality Registered Nurse and be considered for future open opportunities.

General Summary: Administer nursing care for clients in their place of residence, coordinate care with the interdisciplinary team, clients, and their families, and the referring agency.

Patient Population: Has contact with patients of all ages in a clinical setting; understands and demonstrates appropriate behavior when interacting with patients in all populations.

Essential Functions:

  • Completes initial and ongoing assessments to identify the physical, psychosocial, and environmental needs of home health clients. Completes assessments at appropriate time points, including OASIS.
  • Regularly re-evaluates the client’s nursing needs and evaluates the outcomes of care. Assists clients in the recovery or maintenance of life functions; prevent illness and relapse of illness.
  • Develops, initiates, and revises the Plan of Care (POC) as necessary to ensure quality and continuity of care. Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Plans for discharge of the client from services.
  • Provides effective communication to clients, their families, team members, and other health care professionals.
  • Apply concepts of infection control and universal precaution in coordination/performing client cares activities to protect both client and staff (OSHA).
  • Coordinates services and informs the physician and other personnel of changes in the client’s condition and needs.
  • Monitors assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party payers.
  • Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner to assure compliance with company policy.
  • Supervises, teaches and provides clinical direction to other nursing personnel (ex. LVN/LPN, HHA, CNA, etc).
  • Performs on-call responsibilities and provides on-call services to clients and their families as assigned.
  • Demonstrates commitment and professional growth by participating in in-service programs and maintaining/improving competency.
  • Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board.
  • Promote the company philosophy and administrative policies.
  • This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

    Supervision: LVN/LPNs and CNAs.

    Requirements

    Experience: One (1) year experience as an RN in a clinical care setting. Home health experience preferred.

    Education: Completion of an accredited Registered Nursing Program. BSN preferred.

    Licensure/Certification:

  • Current license that is in good standing to practice as an RN in any/all applicable states.
  • Current CPR certificate.
  • Current driver’s license in good standing.
  • On-going employment as a RN requires maintenance of a valid RN license in the state which the nurse practices in and a valid CPR certificate at all times. It is the responsibility of the employee to renew these both before they expire in order to continue employment.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged standing/walking required.
  • The ability to lift/transfer up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and patient needs, make quick decisions and allocate resources under stressful conditions.
  • Meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs.
  • Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Works in patient’s home in various conditions.
  • Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and infectious diseases.
  • Some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
  • Ability to travel locally and work a flexible schedule.
  • Machinery/Tools/Equipment Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation and auto liability insurance
  • Manual blood pressure cuff
  • Stethoscope
  • Thermometer
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