SUMMARY:

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

  • Hospital systems

  • Medical centers

  • Insurance companies

  • Government organizations

  • Retirement communities

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 8+ months of recent RN experience as a Home Health Nurse

  • Current BLS

  • Current TB Screen

  • Active/Unencumbered State Nursing license

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process

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