Registered Nurse (Rn)

Heritage Health Care Services Maumee , OH 43537

Posted 3 months ago

Flexible Schedule, Patient Focused, Pay-per-visit model with Excellent Benefits!

INTRODUCTION

Heritage believes each employee makes a significant contribution in enhancing the quality oflife for our clients and enabling the success of the organization. Employee contributions are not limited by assigned job responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline essential functions, qualifications, and job scope, but not to limit the employee to the identified responsibilities. It is Heritage's expectation that each individual will be flexible in offering their services to ensure the highest quality of care to our clients.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Graduate or GED

  • Graduate of an approved school of professional Nursing

  • Current nursing license in good standing with the Board in the state of practice

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a professional nurse

  • Proficient in knowledge and use of computers and EMR software

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Exceptional communication skills with focus on quality patient care and customer satisfaction

  • Is flexible, cooperative, team player in fulfilling all obligations

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Conducts the admission of the client to the Agency by:

  • Obtaining a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition, from the client and/or family member(s)

  • Conducting a physical examination of the client, including vital signs, physical assessment, mental status, appetite and type of diet, etc.

  • Evaluating the client, family member(s) and home situation to determine what health teaching will be required

  • Evaluating the client's environment to determine what assistance will be available from family members in caring for the client.

  • Evaluating the client's condition and home situation to determine if the services of a home health aide will be required and the frequency of this service

  • Interpreting nursing and other services of the Agency to clients and families as a part of planning for care

  • Developing and implementing the nursing care plan

  • Evaluate clients for need relating to other disciplines such as PT/OT/ST/HHNMSW

  • Provides skilled nursing care as outlined in the nursing care plan to include the following:

  • Nursing services, treatments and preventative procedures requiring substantial specialized skill and ordered by the physician

  • Initiating preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the client's care and safety

  • Observing signs and symptoms and reporting to the physician reactions to treatments, including drugs, and changes in the client's physical or emotional condition

  • Teaching, supervising and counseling the client and caregivers regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the client at home

  • Is responsible for the care given by the home health aide to clients in his/her care by:

  • Supervising and evaluating the care given by the home health aide as needed and at a minimum of once every fourteen (14) days

  • Submitting to the aid department written evaluations of the home health aides who are providing services to the clients in his/her geographical area

  • Participating in periodic conferences with the home health aide supervisor concerning the home health aide's performance

  • Charts those services the staff nurse has rendered to the client, changes notes in the client's conditional and/or family and home situation, makes revisions in the nursing care plan as needed, records supervisory visits conducted with the home health aide, evaluates client care and progress and closes charts of discharged clients

  • Prepares and presents client's records at the Case Management Conference as indicated

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of his/her nursing service to the individual and family

  • Consults with the attending physician concerning alteration of the plan of treatment in consultation with the supervisor

  • Submits clinical notes per the standard operating procedure and progress notes and other clinical records forms outlining the services rendered as indicated

  • Participates in case conferences

  • Discusses with the supervisor any issues or concerns relating to the clients and how they may best be handled

  • Discusses with the supervisor the need for involvement of other members of the health team such as the home health aide, physical therapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, etc.

  • Obtains orders for paramedical service and submits referral to appropriate personnel

  • Coordinates total client care

  • Cooperates with other agencies providing nursing or related services to provide continuity of care and to implement a comprehensive care plan

  • Participates in staff development meetings

  • Continually strives to improve his/her nursing care by attending in-service education, through formal education, attendance at workshops, conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading

  • Participates in the planning, operation and evaluation of the nursing service

  • Participates in the development and periodic revision of the physician's Plan of Treatment and processes change orders as needed

  • Maintain an on-going knowledge of current drug therapy

  • Prepare the care plan for the Home Health Aide

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