To provide nursing care, utilizing the nursing process, under the supervision of a registered nurse. Responsible for providing nursing care that requires an understanding of diseases and illness sufficient to enhance communications with physicians, registered nurses, and patients. Provides appropriate verbal and written information for patient care plans. Observes and reports on subtle changes in a patient s condition. Constantly evaluates appropriateness of planned treatment given the patient s condition and proposes modifications.
Establish effective relationships with the patient, family and other health professionals.
Utilize nursing process to recognize actual and potential health problems of patients and communicate to primary RN/appropriate health professional.
Collaborates and communicates with other health professionals in rendering patient care
Follows written instructions of primary RN in order to render patient care
Implements appropriate nursing interventions and actions according to established plan of care within scope of practice
Documents assessment, interventions, and evaluation of patient care
Participates in discharge planning in conjunction with primary RN and other health professionals
Safely administer any medications as ordered by physician.
Performs designated nursing functions/procedures which are covered under LPN licensure
Participates in learning activities to increase understanding, and update home health nursing skills
Attends staff meetings, clinical conferences, in-service, and continuing education programs
Maintains effective working relationships with all disciplines
Follows and supports company philosophy, policies and procedures
Recognize pertinent and/or potential problems and communicate same to appropriate personnel
Demonstrate appropriate behavior when dealing with conflict
Willing and available to work as requested
Prepares and submits all paperwork within a designated time frame
Maintain an acceptable level of productivity
Operate motor vehicle as needed for business related activities
Shows flexibility with day to day scheduling to adapt to case load needs
Participates in continual review and evaluation of clinical practices and learning activities to update home health nursing skills
Attends staff meetings, clinical conferences, in-services and continued education programs
Maintains confidentiality of records, all information about the patient, employees and company
Other related activities, assignment and projects as directed
Requirements & Qualifications
Graduate of Nursing School required. Prefer one year nursing experience. Current licensure or permit by the applicable state board of nursing, CPR certification, driver s license and automobile liability insurance. Knowledge and ability to effectively implement and document nursing theory, practice and principles. Strong communication and interaction skills.
Exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and or up to 10 pounds of force constantly and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Must have visual ability to prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribe; operate a motor vehicle; read extensively; operate machines, tools and utilized devices.
Associated topics: license, licensed, licensed practical, lpn, lvn lpn, med surg, nurse iv, pediatrics, vocational, vocational nurse
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.