Home Health RN / Full time / Weekend Baylor
Company: Southwest Florida Homecare
Location: North Port
Posted on: May 1, 2021
Job Title/Position: Registered Nurse (RN) Reports To: Clinical
Supervisor JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY The registered nurse plans,
organizes and directs home care services and is experienced in
nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience.
The 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/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 illness(es). 2. Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing
needs. 3. Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions
as patient status and needs change. 4. Uses health assessment data
to determine nursing diagnosis. 5. 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. 6.
Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing
procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by
the physician. 7. Counsels the patient and family in meeting
nursing and related needs. 8. Provides health care instructions to
the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan of care. 9.
Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan
development and implements prior to discharge of the patient. 10.
Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical 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 60 days. 2.
Communicates with the physician regarding the patients needs and
reports any changes in the patients condition; obtains/receives
physicians 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 1. Graduate of an accredited
school of nursing. One (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care
experience in an institutional setting. 2. Current licensure in
state and CPR certification. 3. Bachelors degree, with one (1) year
of home health care experience preferred. 4. Management experience
not required. Responsible for supervising home health aides. 5.
Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills,
problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per
competency checklist. 6. 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. 7. Must be a licensed driver with an
automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization
requirements and is in good working order.
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