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Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: NHC HomeCare - Chattanooga
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Hourly Full Time Position

Definition:

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, HomeCare

Qualifications:

  • 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

Keywords: NHC HomeCare - Chattanooga, Chattanooga , Registered Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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