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RN-HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE NURSE

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2017-R0136592 Requisition #
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REGISTERED NURSE – RN – HOME VISITOR CHI Health at Home has a need for dedicated, energized employees!  Experience the opportunity to provide compassionate, personalized care in the home.  Our skilled staff improve lives by providing care for our patients wherever they call home.

JOB SUMMARY

The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs home health and hospice services and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their homes and communities.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

 Client Care

Completes an initial assessment of client and family to determine home health needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness.

Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as client status and needs change.

Develops a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the client and the family in the planning process.

Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.

Counsels the client and family in meeting nursing and related needs.

Provides health care instructions to the client as appropriate per assessment and plan of care.

Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the client.

Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate client care for assigned caseload.

Communication

Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and at least every sixty days. 

Communicates with the physician regarding the client’s needs and reports any changes in the client’s condition; obtains/receives physician’s orders as required.

Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.

 Additional Duties

Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.

Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.

Instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care provided

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state.

Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing.

Maintains a current CPR certification.

Current valid driver’s license.

Minimum of two years experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health or home health nursing preferred. 

Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.

Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.

Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.

Management experience not required but preferred. Responsible for supervising home health aides.

About Us


Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment


Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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