The primary responsibilities of this job are to perform assessments of participants as needed or on a regular basis to determine if and when their health conditions or individual needs have changed. Provide information to the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to determine any revisions to their respective plan of care. Monitors participant's response to medical treatment plan and nursing interventions, and revises plan of care as necessary. Reports and records results of the nursing assessment, care rendered, and the participant's response to care. Performs nursing care in the clinic, in home or triage for the participants. Provides skilled nursing care, treatments, and health education to participants in their homes or center. Implements orders, develops appropriate plans of care for participants. Coordinates plan of care with appropriate community resources and Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Maintains the participant's medical record with thorough documentation. Communicates participant's changes and progress to IDT. Supports and lives out Immanuel's Mission and CHRIST Promises.
Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job
70% Participant Care
20% Staff Supervision
- Current Registered Nurses License, in the respective state in which he/she is employed, is required.
- Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) preferred.
- Two (2) years of nursing experience in a hospital, nursing home or community based setting; home health experience preferred.
- One (1) year of experience working with the frail or elderly population required, or completion of job specific training related to working with the elderly population must be completed within the first six months of hire.
- One (1) year of supervisory experience, preferably in a geriatric care setting, is preferred.
- Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
- Must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills i.e. Health Care Level Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Automated External Defibrillator (AED); First Aide (FA).
KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-
- Knowledge base of health care problems of the frail elderly
- Knowledge of home care services nursing principles and practices, with particular reference to the elderly
- Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working environment
- Skilled in written and oral communication.
- Skilled in decision making and critical thinking skills.
- Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, medical staff, staff members and family caregivers.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. .
- Ability to foster collaborative working relationships.
- Ability to effectively and efficiently plan, prioritize and follow-up on delegated responsibilities.
- Ability to oversee and monitor home care staff members.
- Ability to chart via Electronic Health Records
- Proven experience and basic computer proficiency (internet, email, Microsoft Office)