Home Health RNs provide direct care to patients of all ages requiring medical/nursing care from their home. These patients need skilled nursing care secondary to a permanent disability, acute illness, long-term health issue(s), terminal illness, and/or recovering from surgery. The level of care needed from patients varies according to their injury, age, or illness.
There are many types of facilities that may utilize a Home Health Nurse such as:
Home health and hospice agencies
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Assess patient’s physical and emotional status, level of competency, home environment, safety factors, and level of family support available
Complete evaluation tasks, including reviewing medication and vital signs.
Initiate and apply appropriate preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative nursing procedures and techniques as ordered by the physician.
Administer physician ordered medications and intravenous solutions
Dress or redress wounds and assess the healing progress.
Provide education to patients and families on proper home health care procedures and strategies.
Coordinate with Physicians, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and other health care providers regarding the patient’s care plan.
Ensures Licensed Practical Nurses and Home Health Aides provide quality care
Keep the patient comfortable through palliative care.
Recommend tools or devices that may improve the quality of life for the patient.
8+ months of recent RN experience as a Home Health Nurse
Current TB Screen
Active/Unencumbered State Nursing license
Valid Driver's License
Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process