Registered Nurse (Rn)

NHC Homecare Knoxville , TN 37902

Posted 5 months ago

NHC Homecare Knoxville has immediate openings for Salaried/Full time/PRN Home Health Field RNs. Minimum of one year acute care experience required. Minimum of one year home health experience strongly preferred. NHC is a publicly traded company that has been listed as one of Forbes's Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. We offer individually based orientation, competitive compensation, and excellent benefit packages. If you are a looking for a patient focused team in which to grow in your career, this may be the right fit for you!

Definition:

The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process in accordance with physician's orders to provide patient/family care and support/advocacy in the home setting.

Line of Authority:

Director of Nursing, Administrator/Director of Services; Regional Administrator; Assistant Vice President, HomeCare

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the state where HomeCare agency is located.

  • Minimum one (1) year experience as a RN/professional nurse.

  • Experience in home care is desirable.

Performance Requirements:

  • Ability to read, write, learn, absorb, and apply professional training; follow physician's orders and keep records in prescribed manner.

  • Ability to be reaching, bending, squatting and twisting numerous times daily.

  • Ability to lift 70-80 pounds on occasional basis.

  • Ability to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.

  • Ability to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.

  • Ability to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.

  • Mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.

  • Must have reliable personal transportation and be able to drive in inclement weather and variable road conditions.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes the nursing process to identify and achieve patient goals: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Assesses the physical, psychosocial, and environmental factors that affect a patient's health to develop a comprehensive nursing care plan which will attain the patients desired health outcomes in a culturally comfortable way.

  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assure personal care, medical care and rehabilitation provide for optimal patient health and well-being.

  • Teaches patient/caregiver in various aspects of health care and disease management appropriate to needs/level of education and understanding and documents continuing needs and levels of patients/caregivers understanding.

  • Provides and documents skilled nursing care according to the plan of care/physicians orders, policies/procedures and standards of care.

  • Provides nursing services within the scope of practice authorized by the license issued by the state for a registered nurse.

  • Employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment, including implementation of infection control and safety policies.

  • Evaluates progress toward the attainment of outcomes/goals and modification of plan as needed.

  • Participates in on-going care coordination and maintains positive relationships with referral sources, physicians/other clinicians, patients/families, and other partners.

  • Participates with other nurses in taking weekend, night and holiday calls on a rotating basis.

  • Continually strives to improve nursing care through participation in inservice activities, staff development activities and continuing learning.

  • Teaches, supports, and supervises Licensed Practical Nurses and Home Health Aides.

  • Serves on committees as assigned.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the DON/Administrator/Director of Services.

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