Primary functions are to administer skilled nursing care for patients/clients of all ages in their place of residence, coordinate care with the interdisciplinary team, patients/clients and their families, and a referring agency. Assumes the responsibility for and participates in the coordination of care.
Works in patients’/clients’ homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; must have the ability to work a flexible schedule and the ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
NCLEX qualified candidate preferred or willing to give the exam
Education: Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing.
Licensure: Current State license as a Registered Nurse or a multi-state license issued by a state member of the National Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) if practicing in a state member of the NLC, current Driver’s License.
Experience: One year of experience as a Registered Nurse in a clinical care setting required. Home health experience preferred.
Skills: Nursing skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Good interpersonal skills. Proof of current CPR.
Transportation: Reliable transportation and valid auto liability insurance.
Prolonged standing and walking required, with the ability to lift up to 50 Ibs and move patients/clients. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patients/client needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition; meet patient/client and family individualized psychosocial needs. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.