What You Will Do:
The RN is responsible for administering the Care Plan and the patient/client's health and wellness as indicated by the Care Plan. Assures compliance with nursing/clinical standards federal, state, and local government regulations, and company policies. This role will treat patients, when appropriate and as needed for Skilled Nursing Services.
Follows the appropriate Care Plan in collaboration with the Director of Nursing, patient/client/caregivers, the patient/client's physician and other care team members as appropriate.
Performs on-site Orientation, quarterly Supervision Visits, Skill Checks and Annual Performances of home care aides in compliance with Federal, State and applicable Accrediting body Regulations and AHC Policies.
Provides on-going instructions to home health aides during field visits including reinforcement of Standard Precautions, Client Respect. HIPPA and Safety.
Review Personal Care Plans from Aging service Access Points, (ASAP), orienting aides in following the care plan as authorized by the ASAP RN.
Documents services rendered and changes in client conditions and/or family and home situation.
Communicates with ASAP Case Managers or client's legal representative/family any concerns or issues regarding client status as necessary.
Perform Mantoux tests as needed for Compliance.
May discuss medication changes with physician but may not take medication orders over the phone. The call must be redirected to the patient/client's pharmacist/pharmacy.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing
Current licensed Registered Nurse in practicing state
Must be a licensed driver in the appropriate state and have available independent transportation with current insurance coverage
One or more years of experience and responsibilities in clinical home health services, or equivalent preferred
Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not required
Amedisys Home Health Services