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Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: NHC HomeCare - Vero Beach
Location: Stuart
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

RN for Okeechobee County

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

Keywords: NHC HomeCare - Vero Beach, Palm Beach , Registered Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Stuart, Florida

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