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Register Nurse/ RN

Company: At Home Quality Care - Indiana
Location: Merrillville
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

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/RESPONSIBILITIESPatient -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 patient's needs and reports any changes in -the -patient's -condition; -obtains/receives -physician's -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 -QUALIFICATIONS1. - - - - - -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. - - - - - -Bachelor's -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.

Keywords: At Home Quality Care - Indiana, Gary , Register Nurse/ RN, Healthcare , Merrillville, Indiana

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