Company: Interim Healthcare - Brownsville, TX
Posted on: June 23, 2022
The Registered Nurse (RN) provides services and/or treatments
requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill and provides
effective and efficient patient care in accordance with applicable
law and regulations, accepted standards of nursing practice, payor
requirements and Interim HealthCare policies and procedures.
Participates in ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the
Completes initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the
patients needs at appropriate time points as assigned.
Participates in the development and evaluation of the plan of care
in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and
Contributes to the patients plan of care/service plan.
Participates with the patient in clarifying mutually agreed upon
goals and incorporates these goals into the plan of care/service
Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in
the plan of care.
Counsels and educates the patient and family in meeting healthcare
Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing
Completes timely and accurate clinical notes including addressing
the patients progress.
Refers to other services as needed.
Monitors and evaluates outcomes of patient care.
Communicates with appropriate staff regarding changes in the
Assigns home care aide to a specific patient.
Supervises paraprofessional staff.
Coordinates plans for patient discharge from services.
Effectively communicates with other members of the
interdisciplinary healthcare team providing care to promote
coordination of patient care and planning for discharge.
Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and
other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the
current plan of care.
Follows accepted standards of nursing practice.
Uses clinical decision making to efficiently and effectively manage
Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
Participates in in-services or training, as requested.
Participates in the Offices Emergency Preparedness program, as
Contributes to the effective implementation of company programs and
Contributes to Office business growth.
Provides other assignments as requested and within the scope of
Accesses personal health information (PHI) necessary to fulfill the
above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to
disclose PHI is further defined by each
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and has a current
license as a Registered Nurse in the state(s) in which he/she
At least 1200 hours of experience as an RN or completion of the
Office's preceptor program.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Able to perform and provide evidence of current CPR certification
for adults, children and infants.
Able to demonstrate basic understanding of computers and workplace
Able to work with people, function well under stress, use clinical
judgment, be creative and accept challenges.
Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the
workforce, both clinical and non-clinical.
Able to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.
Able to read and interpret technical instructions related to the
care of the patient.
Able to visually and aurally observe and assess the patient.
Able to effectively deal with multiple changes based on patient
needs and scheduling.
Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.
Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if
assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport patient.
Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
Able to constantly travel within geographic area serviced by office
from assignment to assignment.
Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient care
per applicable law or regulation.
Work is normally performed in patients home, schools, or
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens
and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and
situations that require following extensive safety precautions and
may include the use of protective equipment.
Able to constantly stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach
Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer patients.
Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of
palm, i.e. manipulate pen, knobs or objects.
Medium physical activity that may require occasional lifting,
pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs. in order to carry out daily job
functions and related activities that may be required.
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