Registered Nurse- Home Care

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Registered Nurse- Home Care

Status: Non-Exempt/Admin/Full-time
Reports to: Director of Patient Services
Date Posted: 15-Mar-2018
Job Type: Full Time

Details

SUMMARY: Provides professional nursing care and services to agency’s clients according to Physician’s orders, nursing standards of practice and the agency’s policy and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides care and services according to scope and standards of Nursing Practice and adheres to the Code of Ethics for Nurses.
  • Respects client and employee rights and privacy, ensures security of protected information, practices in an ethical manner and is compliant to the agency’s compliance program and privacy policy.
  • Follows agency’s policy and procedure regarding infection control measures through proper hand washing, bag technique, use of Personal Protective Equipment, principles of aseptic technique, exposure control/reporting, care of equipment, safe needle technique and other protocols consistent with agency’s infection control program.
  • Actively coordinates the care of the client through communication and written documentation to the physician, case manager, and supervisor, other disciplines involved in the client’s care, labs, equipment, or supplies, and community resources.
  • Provides nursing services, treatment, and diagnostic, preventive and rehabilitative procedure as prescribed   by the client’s physician and in accordance with the agency’s policy and procedure.    
  • Participates in in-service education programs of the agency.
  • Interprets philosophy and objectives of the agency to clients, families and others.
  • Participates in the agency’s Performance Improvement Program.
  • Performs other job related duties as may be required or directed by the supervisor.
  • Assesses and regularly reassesses the client’s needs and his/her response to care, treatment and education.
  • Develops implements, evaluates, revises, and provides input to the client’s plan of care to include the physician’s plan of treatment, problem list, nursing care plan and the aide’s plan of care. Provides care according to the plan of care.
  • Completes all client documentation, to include written records, reports and notes in accordance with agency policy and procedure following client visits or contacts in an accurate, timely, complete, concise and legible manner.
  • Supervises ancillary staff involved in the client’s plan of care.
  • Provides education to clients and families through assessment of the learning needs, development of teaching objectives and plan, implementation of the teaching plan, evaluation and revision of the teaching plan as needed.
  • Assists with the orientation, and/or guidance of new staff members (professional and non-professional), students, volunteers, and others.
  • Complies with agency policy and procedure and provides care in according to federal, state, and local laws.
  • Participates in agency and community programs.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrates knowledge and clinical expertise within the scope of practice of a Registered Professional Nurse practicing in New York State.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational ability.
  • Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software.
  • Ability to direct home care workers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of New York State Dept of Health regulations for Licensed Home Care Service Agencies.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Will spend varied percentage of working time indoors or outdoors depending on program and/or client needs.  Will encounter prolonged standing, walking, frequent lifting, positioning clients, pushing and/or transferring clients; lifting supplies and equipment; frequently requiring twists, stoops, bends, squats, and occasionally climbs stairs.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Office setting and regular home visits, including attendance at meetings.  Considerable exposure to stress.  Use of auto or public transportation, walking and stair climbing.  May be exposed to client elements and illnesses as well as a wide variety of circumstances and conditions within the home setting.  Evening and weekend work required as necessary to attend meetings, meet deadlines, and/or as part of on-call requirements.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Graduate of an NLN accredited School of Nursing as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Use of auto or public transportation, walking, and stair climbing. 
  • May be exposed to client elements and illnesses as well as a wide variety of circumstances and conditions within the home setting.
  • Office and field setting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current license and registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State.
  • Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience, 1 year of Home Care preferred.
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule which may include weekends and holidays.

To Apply

Email résumé and cover letter to: jobs@jasa.org. Indicate Registered Nurse- Home Care - Manhattan in subject line.

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Mail to: JASA
Human Resources Department
247 West 37 Street – Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10018


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