Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health

  • Inspire Home Health - Cape Giradeu
  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Posted: Feb 06, 2019

Job Description

Duties of Position:

To provide nursing care in accordance with the client’s plan of care to include comprehensive health and psychosocial evaluation, monitoring of the client’s condition, health promotion and prevention coordination of services, teaching and training activities and direct nursing care


* Coordinates total patient care by conducting comprehensive health and psychosocial evaluation, monitoring the client’s condition, promoting sound preventive practices, coordinating services and teaching and training activities
* Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing service to the patient and family
* Prepares and presents patient’s record to the Clinical Record Review Committee as indicated
* Consults with the attending physician concerning alterations of Patient Care Plans, checks with the appropriate supervisor and makes changes, as annropriate
* Submits clinical notes no less often than weekly, and progress notes and other clinical record forms outlining the services rendered as indicated
* Submits a tally of patient care visits made each day
* Participates in case conferences, discusses with the supervisor problems concerning the patients and how they may best be handled
* Discusses with the appropriate supervisor the need for the involvement of other members of the health team such as the Home Health Aide, the Physical Therapist, the Speech Therapist, the Occupational Therapist, the Medical Social Worker, etc.
* Obtains orders for paraprofessional service and submits a referral to the appropriate personnel
* Participates in the patient’s discharge planning process
* Other duties as assigned

Must be a graduate from an accredited School of Nursing

Must be licensed in the State as a Registered Nurse

Must have one or more years in home health agency or in a hospital setting

Must have knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid guidelines

Must have a working knowledge of home health care and the principles and techniques of professional nursing and required documentation that pertains to it

Should be skillful in organization and in the principles of time management and have knowledge of management processes

Must be able to contribute to the quality of care being rendered through constructive communication with nursing managers and staff