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Registered Nurse, Home Health

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Overview

Provides nursing care to assigned patients through the use of nursing process in accordance with standard nursing practice and established nursing policies and procedures. Assumes full responsibility and accountability for coordination of patient care; services, referrals and resources for assigned caseload. Supervises care rendered by Home Health Aides. Adheres to MHS Mission, Vision and Values and the Illinois Nursing Act.
Qualifications

  • Licensed as RN in State of Illinois. ADN, BSN preferred.
  • Current BLS/CPR certification per policy.
  • Must be able to position and/or transfer an average adult patient and possess gross coordination sufficient to perform other patient care duties as required.
  • Must be able to withstand prolonged periods of standing.
  • Must be able to perform difficult manipulative skills such as IV insertion and IM injections.
  • Environmental working conditions include exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue, contagious diseases and/or radioactive or other potentially hazardous materials.Responsibilities

    Principle Responsibilities: (all essential functions)
    • Functions as a case manager for a group of assigned hospice patients in their home.
    • Provides after hour care on a rotation basis
      • Responds to call/page within 5 minutes.
      • Listens to request/concern and determines patient/caregiver need(s).
      • Provides intervention by telephone if appropriate.
      • Visits patientu2019s home when necessary.
      • Conducts an age appropriate assessment.
      • Data analyses to identify nursing problems.
      • Defines individualized patient outcomes.
      • Provides comfort care within MD orders.
      • Evaluates patientu2019s progress toward attainment of expected outcomes.
      • Revises nursing plan of care to meet patientu2019s needs.
      • Responds to patientu2019s death and provides post mortem care per policy.
      • Provides emotional and spiritual support to loved ones.
      • Provides grief education.
      • Disposes all unneeded and unused patient medication per agency policy.
      • Identifies and resolves safety risks.
      • Interfaces with Hospice team members to provide optimal emotional, physical and spiritual care for the terminal patient and family members, through voicemail or email.
      • Conducts evaluations and admits patients to the hospice program according to hospice guidelines, procedures and reimbursement guidelines
        Communication and Collaboration
        • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills
        • Uses therapeutic communication techniques.
        • Demonstrates assertiveness.
        • Communicates relevant patient information to other members of the health team.
        • Documents patient care according to agency policies and procedures.
        • Ensures appropriate implementation of physicianu2019s orders.
        • Accesses electronic data to facilitate patient care.
        • Create and maintain a collaborative work environment.
        • Participates in interdisciplinary planning and decision making.
        • Promotes patient and family education.
          Self-Development
          • Participates in continuing education and professional self development.
            Other duties as assigned. Associated topics: ambulatory, domiciliary, intensive, neonatal, nurse rn, psychatric, psychiatric, recovery, staff nurse, transitional

Keywords: Memorial Health, Springfield , Registered Nurse, Home Health, Healthcare , Springfield, Illinois

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