RN- Registered Nurse

Job Description

POSITION SCOPE 1.To ensure quality and safe delivery of home heath services.
2.To assist in the provision of home heath care service that reflects the Agency's philosophy and standards of home health and nursing care of assigned clients.


1. Ensures quality and safe delivery of home health care services.
a. Participates in the development and implementation of client plans of care per Agency
policies and procedures.
b. The providing nurse care reflects client plans of care.
c. Client clinical record documentation reflects delivery of quality and safe home health care
2. Implements current nursing practices
a. Nursing intervention is implemented according to client's plan of care
Preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures are initiated.
b. Client clinical record documentation is done per Agency policy and procedures.
c. Infection control and safety measures are implemented per the agency policies and
d. Identified client needs are communicated to the Director of Patient Care Services in a timely
manner. The patient's Physician, DDS or podiatrist is informed of significant changes in the
patient's condition immediately.
e. Clinical care is implemented per Agency policies and procedures.
f. Clients overall appearance reflects good personal hygiene.
g. Client environment is neat and orderly.
h. Procedures and treatments are implemented accurately and documented appropriately on
clinical notes.
i. Educates and instructs the patient, patient's family, or staff as required.
j. Client requests are responded to promptly.
k. Proper body mechanics are utilized consistently.
l. Administers prescribed medications and treatments as permitted by law.

3. Duties
a. Bathing and dressing
b. Activities pertinent to the patients well being
c. Assistance with homework
d. Food preparation and clean up (for pt only)
e. Pts. Room to be clean, neat and organized.
f. Bedding changes as needed or requested by pcg

5. Promotes effective written / verbal communication.
a. Skill in conflict resolution is demonstrated.
b. Cooperation with the Agency staff members and the Director of Patient Services pursuant to
home health care agency philosophy and objectives are demonstrated.
c. Consultation with the Administration is initiated as issues and concerns require.

6. Uses equipment and supplies in a cost-effective manner.
a. Utilization of equipment and supplies in a cost effective manner is demonstrated.
Information regarding malfunctioning equipment and inadequate supplies is given to the
appropriate individual.
b. Information is given to clients and client families regarding effective efficient use of
equipment and supplies.

7. Complies with the agency policies and procedures
a. Time card documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner, per Agency
b. Job performance of Home Health Care Nurse is demonstrated to be in compliance
with agency policies and procedures, state and federal laws.
c. Confidentiality of client information is evident per agency's policies and procedures.
d. Infection control and safety measures are implemented per agency's policies and
e. Client concerns are consistently addressed per Agency's policies and procedures.
f. Current professional licenses of Home Health Care nurses are maintained and

8. Promotes education for clients, client families and the community.
a. Identification of client, client family and community education needs are demonstrated.
b. Participation in education programs to address identified client, client family and
community education is demonstrated.

9. Participates in personal, professional growth and development.
a. Professional career objectives are developed and implemented.
b. Participation in education programs is consistently demonstrated.

Job Requirements
oGraduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
oCurrent registered nurse registration with the State Board of Nursing required.
oExperience in home health care or working with TPN, Central line, G-tube, Tracheostomy.
oOne year of professional experience required (Clinical hours are not substituted).
oCurrent CPR certificate required.
oAbility to accurately perceive sounds, near and far vision, and depth perception in order to safely work with people, objects and materials and to accurately comprehend and provide oral and written information
oAbility to perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting, extensive bending and standing.
oAbility to deal effectively with stress.

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