Home Care RN – Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Provides, arranges for, teaches, or supervises nursing care of patients and caregivers in VNA programs (Home Health, Hospice, Health Maintenance and Monitoring and Health Promotion)
  • Serves as a coordinator for health services of individuals and families under the nurse’s care
  • Provides health counseling, including emotional support, to individuals, families and groups
  • Consults with and refers families to appropriate personnel within the agency, school or other community services

REPORTS TO: Clinical Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing is preferred or graduation from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey or has license pending as indicated by a permission-to-work letter from the New Jersey State Board of Nursing
  • A minimum of one year’s experience in nursing
  • I.V. certification is preferred
  • Phlebotomy certification is preferred
  • Current NJ driver’s license
  • Basic computer skills

KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and skill in current nursing practice
  • Understanding and knowledge of the nursing process
  • Knowledge of Hospice philosophy and practice
  • Ability to organize, manage and function in assigned areas
  • Ability to accept and utilize supervision
  • Ability to recognize needs and concern for people
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with individuals and families

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote and maintain health of individuals, families and the community through teaching, counseling and appropriate preventive and rehabilitative measures
  • Identify patients who have physical and emotional illnesses and/or disabilities through observation and analysis of records and help families secure appropriate medical, hospital and other needed care
  • Assess the health care, psychosocial and physical needs of patients and caregivers
  • Demonstrates accuracy in assessing the patient and recording OASIS assessments accurately and per regulatory requirements
  • Develops care plans, coordinates needed services and observation and monitoring of the patient’s response to care and treatments. Updates the plan of care to meet the individual needs of the patient and family on an as needed basis
  • Provides appropriate discharge planning and refers to appropriate resources if indicated
  • Provide skilled nursing care to patients requiring part time professional nursing service
  • Carry out prescribed treatment to patients in their homes, clinics and other community settings
  • Demonstrate, teach and supervise care to patients and families
  • Supervise L.P.N.’s and/or home health aides; develop and interpret care plans to such personnel
  • Record observations, treatments given and other significant information; maintain adequate records at all times
  • Rotate on-call and after hours/weekend and holiday visit responsibility on an assigned basis; one major and one minor holiday per year
  • Consult about individual or family health problems with other professionals, such as physicians, dieticians, social workers and therapists
  • Promote continuity of patient care by planning and exchanging information with physicians and other health and social agencies
  • Help families to accept appropriate medical, hospital, nursing home, welfare or other care as necessary. Interpret extent and limitations of service available. Arrange referral and communicate pertinent family information to the agency
  • Establish fees for service
  • Participate on Hospice Team and in other team meetings, including presentation of cases
  • Enhance professional growth and development by attending educational programs and inservice meetings
  • Participate on agency committees as requested
  • Interpret the role of the nurse and the agency’s programs to the community
  • Carry out policies of the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

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