Registered Nurse (RN)

Category
Nursing
US-AR-Ozark
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Home Health Nurse

The staff nurse is responsible for establishing and implementing the care plan for clients receiving Homemaker, Chore and/or Respite services. He/she is responsible for monitoring clients according to program guidelines to ensure quality of care and client satisfaction. The staff nurse will assign and supervise the non-skilled aides. The staff nurse is supervised by the Nursing Supervisor and/or Assistant Nursing Supervisor.

 

Accept referrals in accordance with Agency policy, assesses the client and evaluates their individual needs; prepare chart and implement plan of treatment. The staff nurse acts as a liaison between the physician and other service providers and the patient as well as the Agency. Supervises and teaches aides and participants in in-service training. Reports directly to the Nursing Supervisor and/or Assistant Nursing Supervisor.

 

Hospice Staff Nurse

Accepts referrals in accordance with Agency policy, assesses the clients and evaluates their individual needs; prepares chart and implements plan of treatment. The staff nurse acts as liaison between physician and other service providers and the patient as well as the Agency. Supervises and teaches aides as participates in in-service training. Reports directly to the Nursing Supervisor and/or Assistant Nursing Supervisor.

Responsibilities

Home Health Nurse

  • Schedules work so that all plans of care are implemented within required time frame.
  • Instructs aides to perform specific duties for clients as outlined in the care plan.
  • Maintains an accurate, up to date, chart on all clients in accordance with program guidelines.
  • Supervises services being rendered to the client. Makes supervisory aide visits every 60 days and as needed.
  • Attends all staff meetings as required.
  • Re-evaluates clients as appropriate times to re assess clients needs and make adjustments to the plan of care if needed.
  • Complies monthly programmatic reports as assigned, within the required time frame.
  • Assist in direct service worker training and in-service.
  • Assume staff nurse responsibility in other company programs when needed.
  • Maintains accurate and current clinical and progress notes.
  • Evaluates new referrals as assigned.
  • Obtains verbal orders and start of care from physician.
  • Prepares proper and necessary forms and obtains required signatures.
  • Initiates plan of care in accordance-with the clients needs, physician's orders, and company policy.
  • Provides specialized nursing skills as required.
  • Coordinates services between client, aide and prover of service.
  • Prepares equipment and material for treatment utilizing aseptic technique as required.
  • Assures adequate levels of supplies are maintained.
  • Assist the physician in performing specialized procedures.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
  • Re-evaluates the  client's needs regularly and revises the plan of care according to program guidelines.
  • Informs physician, supervisor, and other personnel of changes in clients condition or needs.
  • Closely supervises nuress' aides by visiting clients residence according-to program guidelines.
  • Teaches and counsels client and family to meet nursing and personal needs.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and current clinical and personnel records in accordance with Medicare, Medicaid, Dept. of Human Services, and company policy.
  • Prepares complete original chart within ninety-six (96) hours of admission and keeps current documentation in order to be prepared or one-site state and federal audits.
  • Observe for problems with aide care and relay those to the supervisor for further guidance and action.
  • Reviews nurse's aide notes, time, travel, and billing forms and ensures they are correct.
  • Prepares written summary of client's condition and sends copy to physician according to program guidelines.
  • Prepares programmatic and other required monthly paperwork in a timely manner in order to meet Agency deadlines.
  • Participates in In-Service programs and teaches other nursing personnel.
  • Assumes on-call duties when assigned.
  • Attends in-service meetings for continuing education.

Hospice Staff Nurse

 

  • Evaluates new referrals as assigned.
  • Prepares proper and necessary forms, obtains required signatures.
  • Implements a plan of care.
  • Re-evaluates the client's nursing needs regularly and revises plan of care as needed with Interdisciplinary group approval.
  • Manages care of client in an organized manner and assures that they receive the supplies and equipment appropriate for them.
  • Prepares IDG updates every 14 days or less for IDG meetings.
  • Communicates any problems with the client, family or physician to supervisor.
  • Arrange Crisis care and Respite care.
  • Provides specialized  nursing skills as required.
  • Provides teaching and counseling in the home to patient and family or caregiver.
  • Maintains accurate and current clinical records.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive nursing measures.
  • Coordinates services between client , aide and provider of services.
  • Assists the physician in performing specialized procedures.
  • Prepares equipment and material for treatment utilizing aseptic technique as required.
  • Assures that adequate levels of supplies are maintained.
  • participates in in-service.
  • Maintain accurate medication record.
  • Delivers medicine to patient from pharmacy if needed. Destroys unused controlled drugs.

 

Qualifications

  • Valid drivers license.
  • CPR certified.
  • Current negative TB skin test and/or state issued health card.
  • Valid Arkansas RN license.

EEO Statement

Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disabilities, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

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