Responsible for providing home care patients with a full range of personalized care, which may include such items as instruction on chronic disease management and medication, pain management, wound care, IV infusion, and post-operative instruction. Coordinates and supervise LPN’s and assigned home care providers in the delivery of patient care.
Required: Graduate of an accredited Registered Nurse (RN) Program and two (2) year RN experience in a home health/hospice, skilled nursing or acute setting.
Additional Requirements: Current Negative TB Test; current in all immunizations; pass criminal history check; pass drug screening.
Skill in: Communicating effectively in both verbal and written form; adapting to changing situations; assessing patients and monitoring performance; comprehending and interpreting records/documents; listening effectively; problem solving; troubleshooting; time management; multi-tasking; supervising staff.
Knowledge of: Practical nursing techniques and methods; methods used in implementing resident care program objectives; medications and treatments used in patient care; infection control procedures; mental or behavioral characteristics of physically or mentally disabled people.
Ability to: Follow verbal and written instructions; observe and record information used to make clinical and program staff decisions; observe and evaluate conditions, reactions and changes in the physical and mental conditions of patients; maintain appropriate attitudes and conduct necessary to the welfare of patients; maintain records and prepare reports; communicate effectively; maintain confidentiality.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
May face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases. May treat patients that are confused, irrational, agitated, and/or uncooperative.