Home Health RN: Skilled Nursing
Employment Type: Full-Time
Summary: Provides direct patient care to home health patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization. Detailed responsibilities: • Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate. • Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs. • Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances. • Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires. Competencies and skills: Essential: • STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct. • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience. • ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals. • RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth. • PATIENT SAFETY - NURSING: Complies with and ensures patient safety practices in the clinical setting. • DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN OF CARE: Develops and implements a nursing care plan based on the patient's individual needs, an interdisciplinary approach, and evidence-based practices. • ACCURACY: Completes work assignments within established quality and/or quantity standards. • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems. • ORGANIZATION SKILLS: Organizes work to achieve maximum efficiency. • PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: 'Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers' Education: Essential: • Accredited Program Education specialization: Essential: • Nursing Credentials: Essential: • AHCA Background Screening • BLS Certification • Registered Nurse License Other information: Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Required Work Experience: None Working conditions: Essential: • Bending and Stooping 80.00% • Climbing 60.00% • Keyboard Entry 80.00% • Kneeling 80.00% • Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater 80.00% • Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 80.00% • Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient 80.00% • Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 80.00% • Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient 80.00% • Reaching 80.00% • Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 80.00% • Running 40.00% • Sitting 80.00% • Squatting 80.00% • Standing 80.00% • Walking 80.00% • Audible Speech 80.00% • Hearing Acuity 80.00% • Depth Perception 80.00% • Distinguish Color 80.00% • Seeing - Far 80.00% • Seeing - Near 80.00% • Bio hazardous Waste 80.00% • Biological Hazards - Respiratory 80.00% • Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion 80.00% • Blood and/or Bodily Fluids 80.00% • Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens 80.00% • Asbestos 40.00% • Cytotoxic Chemicals 40.00% • Dust 60.00% • Gas/Vapors/Fumes 60.00% • Hazardous Chemicals 40.00% • Computer Monitor 80.00% • Domestic Animals 60.00% • Extreme Heat/Cold 60.00% • Moving Mechanical Parts 60.00% • Needles/Sharp Objects 60.00% • Potential for Physical Assault 40.00% • Wet or Slippery Surfaces 80.00% Organizational Profile: Memorial Home Health Services is a nonprofit, Joint Commission-accredited, Florida-licensed, Medicare and Medicaid home health agency. We are committed to delivering Memorial Healthcare System’s special brand of patient-and family-centered care to patients in their own homes. Our staff includes: Registered Nurses Home Health Aides Physical Therapists Occupational Therapists Speech Therapists Medical Social Workers Licensed Practical Nurses Home Infusion Nurses LVAD Trained Cardiac Nurses Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.
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