Current State Registered Nurse license and CPR certification. Graduate of an accredited nursing program. One year of continuous nursing experience or equivalent. Ability to meet bonding criteria. Valid driver's license, available personal vehicle, and proof of current auto insurance. Concise verbal, written, and organizational skills.
At least one year of Home Health Care experience. Extensive assessment skills. Experience working with JCAHO standards. At least two years of nursing experience, and ACLS certification.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with clients, families, co-workers, and all supervisors. Including ability to proficiently follow and process written and verbal instructions in the English language. Hearing and visual capacities sufficient for accurate communication with all patients and co-workers, including assessment and recording of clinical information. The ability to lift, turn, and transfer clients in need.
The RN is responsible for assessing and reassessing the nursing needs, including the physical, psychosocial, and environmental needs of clients and their families. The RN develops an appropriate and individual care plan, collaborating with the client's primary physician as needed, and is responsible for teaching/counseling clients regarding self-care and evaluating client response to care provided. Acting as the clinical care coordinator for assigned individuals/ families, the RN initiates referrals as necessary, supervises and directs Home Companions, Home Health Aides, families, and other caregivers regarding care of the client.