Registered Nurse RN - Home Health - Up to $20k sign on bonus
Company: Good Shepherd Health Care System
Posted on: June 25, 2022
DEFINITION OF POSITION:
Assesses, delegates, coordinates, and evaluates the nursing care
provided. Ensures provision of quality care for selected groups of
patients through utilization of nursing process, established
standards of care, policies and procedures. He/She initiates the
Plan of Care and necessary revisions and is responsible for the
overall care of the patient. He/she initiates appropriate measures
to prevent disease exacerbation, promote safety, makes referrals to
rehabilitative services and coordinates all services provided by
other disciplines/organizations. The Home Health RN is directly
responsible to the Director of Home Health.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
A. Personal Traits, Qualities, and Aptitudes:
Must be able to 1) perform a variety of duties often changing from
one task to another of a different nature without loss of
efficiency or composure; 2) accept responsibility for the
direction, control, planning, of an activity; 3) make evaluations
and decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria; 4) work
independently; 5) recognize the rights and responsibilities of
patient confidentiality; 6) convey empathy and compassion to those
experiencing pain, grief, and illness; 7) relate to others in a
manner that creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; 8)
communicate effectively and therapeutically with people from every
socioeconomic background; 9) incorporating guest relations in daily
activities; 10) share responsibility for 24 hour call on a
rotational basis with other Home Health staff RN's; 11) is well
groomed and demonstrates appropriate and professional conduct, has
access to a reliable motor vehicle during designated work
B. Working Conditions:
Inside and outside environmental, not always protected from the
weather temperature changes. Inside environmental changes are
mainly those inside patient homes. Those can include temperature
variations, smoke, unclean homes, various sizes and types of pits,
and structural faults/barriers. Subject to frequent exposure to
infection, contagious disease, and hazardous materials and
equipment. Subject to combative patients, dysfunctional families
and varying relationships. Variable noise levels. Also subject to
rapid pace, multiple stimuli, unpredictable environment, and
C. Physical Demands/Traits:
Must be able to 1) perceive the nature of sounds by the ear; 2)
express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word; 3) perceive
characteristics of objects through the eyes; 4) extend arms and
hands in any direction; 5) seize, hold, grasp, turn, or otherwise
work with hands; 6) pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers; 7)
perceive such attributes of objects or materials as size, shape,
temperature, or texture; and 8) stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting,
carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Continuous walking and standing. Must be able to identify, match,
and distinguish colors. Rare lifting of greater than 100 pounds.
Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Required: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
Evidence of continuing education appropriate for skill level and
area of practice.
Required: One year continuous RN experience in an acute care
Desired: Previous Home Health experience and/or community health
experience, or critical care.
C. Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations:
Current RN license in the State of Oregon; BLS certification;
Maintains a valid Oregon's Driver's License and proof of current
D. Equipment/Tools/Work Aids:
Infusion pumps, PCA pumps, and other medical equipment, computer
terminal printer, photocopier, and patient charts.
E. Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to provide care for the patient's age-specific, cultural,
physical, and psychosocial
Full Time; Day Shift; 8a - 4:30p
M-F, Participates in rotating call
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