Home Health RN: Skilled Nursing

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



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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