Registered Nurse (RN), Home Health - BONUS
Company: VNA Health
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 23, 2022
$5,000 BONUS JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY The Registered Nurse plans,
organizes and directs home care services and is experienced in
nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience.
The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community
to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and
families within their homes and communities. Respects and promotes
the mission, vision, and values of VNA Health. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
AND RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for providing comprehensive care
to home health patients.
Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine
home health needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and
history of current and previous illness(es). Admits to appropriate
level of service/ care.
Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.
Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient
status and needs change.
Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
Develops a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing
diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and
rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family
in the planning process.
Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing
procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by
Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related
Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per
assessment and plan.
Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan
development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.
Knowledge of state, federal, local and accreditation regulations
for the delivery of home health services. Communication Prepares
clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and
at least every sixty days.
Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and
reports and changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives
physician's orders as required.
Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate
the care plan.
Teaches the patient and family/ caregiver self-care techniques as
appropriate provides medication, diet and other instructions as
ordered by the physician. Recognizes and utilizes opportunities for
health counseling with patients and families/ caregivers.
Provides a safe environment for the patient.
Assists the patient and family/ caregiver and other team members in
providing continuity of care. Additional Duties Participates in
on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
Actively participates in Quality Management program.
Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items
and services are available.
Meets daily average productivity standard set by the
Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when
Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development.
Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills
through attendance and participation in continuing education and
inservice classes. The above statements are only meant to be a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities
performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be
requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in
this description. All clinical staff are expected to participate as
needed in variable shifts, including weekend rotation per staffing
needs and departmental holiday rotation. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Current and active California RN license.
Bachelor's degree, preferred.
Minimum one year acute care experience required.
One year recent home health experience preferred.
Current CPR certification.
Licensed driver with insured automobile - in accordance with state
and/or organization requirements.
Responsible for supervising home health aides/ LVNs.
Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills,
problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per
Ability to respond independently to life threatening
Ability to reason, deduce and carry out complex multiple step
processes. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to push/pull 50 lbs.
Ability to stoop, bend, and squat.
Ability to walk up one flight of stairs.
Ability to walk one mile.
Ability to sit for one hour, minimum.
Visual and audio acuity. fUO3wYzyUO
Keywords: VNA Health, Santa Barbara , Registered Nurse (RN), Home Health - BONUS, Healthcare , Santa Barbara, California
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