RN (HC)

Location: Hoover, AL (ResCare HomeCare Hoover)

 

General Summary

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.  Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.  May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Assign or arrange for the services of other disciplines for a client, such as PT, OT, a Speech Pathologist, and MSW.
  • Observation, assessment, nursing diagnosis, counsel, care and health teaching of all ill, injured or infirm and the maintenance of health and prevention of illness of clients.
  • Provide health teaching of client and family, and assisting client in learning appropriate self-care techniques.
  • Perform skilled observations and reporting of client changes to physician.
  • Document all services provided, including teaching, observation, medications administered, verbal physician orders, communication with other caregivers, etc.
  • Submit required documentation to appropriate parties within required time frames.
  • Communicate with the physician and other personnel about changes in client's condition and needs.
  • Initiate appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
  • Have thorough knowledge of appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
  • Conduct nursing assessment visit as needed.
  • Participate in the planning, delivery, and ongoing evaluation of client care.  Participate in in-service programs.
  • Cut toenails, indwelling Foley catheters, or suprapubic catheters.
  • Dispensing and administering medications.  Maintain proper body positioning of client.
  • Remain available per agreement with Branch Manager/RN Supervisor for on-call responsibilities when indicated.
  • Act as the coordinator of the health care team to maintain the proper linkages within a continuum of care.
  • Assure that care is coordinated between services and that all of the client's needs identified during the assessment and supervisor visits are addressed.
  • Assist RN Supervisor in developing Plan of Treatment for physician signature.
  • Assist RN Supervisor in developing and implementing the client's Care Plan.
  • Assure that progress reports are made to the physician when the client's condition changes or when there are deviations from the Plan of Care.
  • Directing and supervising the activities of the licensed practical/vocational nurse as requested.
  • Make appropriate referrals and follow-ups.
  • Train other healthcare personnel as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

  •  Registered Nursing Degree and license.
  • Valid driver's license, acceptable driving record and proof of car insurance.
  • CPR and First Aid professional certification.
  • Two years of experience or training in clerical, reception, and medical field equivalent.
  • Experience in administering medications.
  • Moderate travel.

  

 

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