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To provide professional nursing care to Transitions Home Health Services‘ home health patients in accordance with the authorizing practitioner’s plan of care, and in compliance with the State’s Nurse Practice Act, including all applicable State licensure requirements.
- Must be currently registered as a nurse in Washington State.
- Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
- Must have a minimum of one (1) year of nursing experience, home health experience preferred.
- Must have current CPR certification, Washington State Driver’s License, and automobile insurance.
- Must demonstrate an ability to practice independently in the delivery of nursing care.
- Must have good organization and leadership skills.
- Must be able to supervise and instruct others
Physical and Sensory Requirements
- Ability to communicate with patients and to remain calm under stress.
- Ability to read and write in English.
- Ability to walk, bend, lift, grasp and use fine hand coordination and to distinguish smells.
- Ability to drive a car safely.
Performance Responsibilities and Standards
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- Assesses patients and identifies the appropriate nursing services required by the patient and makes appropriate referrals to other disciplines under physician orders.
- Observes patients for changes in condition and reports such changes to the authorizing practitioner and/or Director of Clinical Services, obtains orders for changes to the plan of care, and documents all observations and interventions in the patient record.
- Develops and keeps current patient orders for medications and treatments as prescribed by the authorizing practitioner’s agency plan of care.
- Implements and revises the patient’s plan of care with an authorizing practitioner’s approval, as appropriate.
- Uses appropriate preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative nursing procedures and keeps patient’s authorizing practitioner, family and the Director of Clinical Services informed of care being provided.
- Assists and instructs patient and family members in nursing care required to promote patient’s health and safety.
- Develops, maintains and updates the plan of care for maintenance care patients.
- Documents nursing observations, interventions and evaluations of the care being provided in accordance with agency policy.
- Obtains continuing education required by credential status.
- Assumes supervision of home health aides and license practical nurses.
- Participants in interdisciplinary team conferences, as requested, and attends staff in-services programs.
- Performs other duties as requested.