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Registered Nurse (RN) / Home Health

Company: Med Career Solutions
Location: Harrison
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Registered Nurse RN - Home Health - Full Time



Job Summary:
Assesses and provide skilled nursing care to home health patients on an intermittent basis.

Job Duties:

  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of multi system assessment and reassessment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to coordinate effective patient/family education and discharge and transfer planning.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform vein punctures and follows correct IV administration policy.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in medication administration including IV piggyback, IV pushes, and calculations of dosages.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of signs and symptoms of abuse and reporting mechanism.
  • Demonstrates the ability to insert peg feeding tubes and administer feeding per policy.
  • Demonstrates appropriate care in regards to patients cultural beliefs, values and religion.
  • Demonstrates the use of sterile technique with dressing changes.
  • Maintains an awareness of patients condition and nursing care needs. Promotes care of the total patient with awareness of psychological, social, cultural, religious and family needs.
  • Demonstrates effective pain management techniques.
  • Participates in evaluation of patients care needs and does care plans and updates.
  • Demonstrates ability to coordinate each patients care and role each person should play in obtaining these goals.
  • Observes patients condition and reports abnormal reactions and changes in patient condition to physician.
  • Responds and performs appropriately and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of how to use equipment pertaining to patient care. How to maintain and clean equipment.
  • Demonstrates effective communication methods and skills using the lines of authority appropriately.
  • CPR certification and Heimlich maneuver.
  • Dresses appropriately and meets hygiene standards.
  • Demonstrates professional medical care to the sick and disabled without regard to race, sex, age, creed, religion or inability to pay.
  • Has knowledge and demonstrates appropriate care for patients growth and developmental needs.
  • Follows through on tests or procedures left from previous day and reports on any incomplete assignments to assure continuity of care.
  • Has knowledge and demonstrates appropriate care of nutritional needs.
  • Complies with HIPAA Privacy and Security policies.
  • Accurate assessment of patient care needs and eligibility for services.
  • Implements appropriate nursing intervention to meet patient needs and changed condition according to physician orders.
  • Completes the admission process timely and according to agency policy.
  • Updates and coordinates patient care in cooperation with other members of the health care team, including care conference.
  • Report to physician/patient/family the progression of the care given to patient.
  • Ensures the patient record documentation reflects delivery of quality and safe home care services.
  • Works closely with LPNs and home health aides providing delegation, instruction and supervision as necessary.
  • Maintains a professional standard of nursing in the patients home that reflects the philosophy and professional standards of the department and regulatory bodies.
  • Maintains a minimum standard of five visits per 8 hours worked, which includes all related paperwork.

Job Requirements:
  • ASN Required; BSN Preferred
  • Must have at least 1-year hospital, nursing home or related healthcare experience.
  • Current RN license with the Arkansas State Board of Nursing or Compact, Multistate Licensure
  • BLS Certification Required; COS-C Cert. Preferred


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Shall have a genuine interest in geriatrics, preferably, shall have experience in geriatric care.

  • Must be able to assess, evaluate and communicate effectively.

  • Must demonstrate sound knowledge and actions in patient care and decision making.

  • BLS certification required, other medical certification highly encouraged (i.e.: PICC line, IV therapy, chemotherapy, etc.)

  • Participates in continuing education to broaden knowledge and acquire skills necessary to be effective in all aspects of job performance.

  • Demonstrates a desire for self-improvement.

  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid Arkansas drivers license.

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

Keywords: Med Career Solutions, Springdale , Registered Nurse (RN) / Home Health, Other , Harrison, Arkansas

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