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Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: National HealthCare Corporation
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Hourly Full Time PositionDefinition:The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process in accordance with physician's orders to provide patient/family care and support/advocacy in the home setting.Line of Authority:Director of Nursing, Administrator/Director of Services; Regional Administrator; Assistant Vice President, HomeCareQualifications:* Licensed Registered Nurse in the state where HomeCare agency is located.* Minimum one (1) year experience as a RN/professional nurse.* Experience in home care is desirable.Performance Requirements:* Ability to read, write, learn, absorb, and apply professional training; follow physician's orders and keep records in prescribed manner.* Ability to be reaching, bending, squatting and twisting numerous times daily.* Ability to lift 70-80 pounds on occasional basis.* Ability to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.* Ability to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.* Ability to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.* Mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.* Must have reliable personal transportation and be able to drive in inclement weather and variable road conditions.Specific Responsibilities:* Utilizes the nursing process to identify and achieve patient goals: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.* Assesses the physical, psychosocial, and environmental factors that affect a patient's health to develop a comprehensive nursing care plan which will attain the patients desired health outcomes in a culturally comfortable way.* Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assure personal care, medical care and rehabilitation provide for optimal patient health and well-being.* Teaches patient/caregiver in various aspects of health care and disease management appropriate to needs/level of education and understanding and documents continuing needs and levels of patients/caregivers understanding.* Provides and documents skilled nursing care according to the plan of care/physicians orders, policies/procedures and standards of care.* Provides nursing services within the scope of practice authorized by the license issued by the state for a registered nurse.* Employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment, including implementation of infection control and safety policies.* Evaluates progress toward the attainment of outcomes/goals and modification of plan as needed.* Participates in on-going care coordination and maintains positive relationships with referral sources, physicians/other clinicians, patients/families, and other partners.* Participates with other nurses in taking weekend, night and holiday calls on a rotating basis.* Continually strives to improve nursing care through participation in inservice activities, staff development activities and continuing learning.* Teaches, supports, and supervises Licensed Practical Nurses and Home Health Aides.* Serves on committees as assigned.* Performs other duties as assigned by the DON/Administrator/Director of Services.

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