Provides skilled nursing care in accordance with the patient’s plan of treatment, including comprehensive health and psychological evaluation, monitoring of the patient’s condition, health promotion and prevention, coordination of service, teaching and training activities, provision of direct nursing care, and planning for patient ‘s needs or service requests.
- Initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments (including OASIS data elements for home health).
- Problem identification and goal setting.
- Initiates the POC and revises as necessary in consultation with the physician.
- Provides those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill.
- Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
- Serves as case manager, coordinator of patient’s care including referral to other services as appropriate and adherence to the POC.
- Prepares clinical and progress notes and informs the physician and other personnel of changes in the patient’s need or service requests.
- Teaches, supervises, and counsels the patient and family members regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, prevention strategies, and other related problems of the patient. Promotes patient/family independence.
- Requisition and management of equipment and supplies appropriate to care.
- Practice of standard precautions.
- Attends and participates in staff, education, and agency committee meetings as appropriate.
- Assigns, supervises and demonstrates appropriate procedures as necessary to LPN’s and aides as required by policy and state regulations.
- Maintains adequate and timely records and reports of evaluation data, interventions and patient’s response to interventions.
- Evaluates the effectiveness and outcomes of care.
- Plans for the patient’s discharge from service.
- Participates in quality/performance improvement measures.
- Participates in in-service programs.
- Performs other related functions as required.
- A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a school accredited by the National League for Nursing is preferred.
- Licensed in the State.
- Recent, pertinent continuing education.
- A minimum of 1 year nursing experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge and skill in current nursing practice.
- Knowledge of the concept of team nursing.
- Knowledge of the development of plans for patient care and the ability to participate in them.
- Ability to accept and utilize supervision.
- Ability to recognize the needs and concerns of people, and to maintain constructive working relationships in dealing with them.
- Ability to supervise.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse.
- Special certification as appropriate.
- Valid, Current state driver’s license.
- Access to a reliable automobile.
Exposure/Risk Category: OSHA
Tasks to involve occupational exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time