Registered Nurse Primary Function:
- To provide and ensure quality and safe delivery of nursing services.
- To coordinate provision of nursing services to assigned Patients that reflects the Agency mission and standards.
- To ensure that nursing care services are provided in accordance with Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations.
- Demonstrate support for achieving the mission of the home health agency.
Company Expectations of the Employee:
- Adhere to all Company policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management techniques.
- Prioritize workload so as to meet productivity standards and applicable deadlines.
- Communicate with subordinates on a regular basis about project status and issues.
- Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations with internal and external customers.
- Maintain a positive and respectful attitude and demeanor.
- Report to work on time and prepared to perform duties of position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment of the client’s needs, including Outcome and Assessment Information set (OASIS) assessment at appropriate time points.
- Initiating the plan of care and revising as necessary.
- Providing those services and/or treatment requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill.
- Counseling the client and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
- Initiating appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
- Preparing clinical and progress notes. Evaluating outcomes of care. Planning for the discharge from services.
- Coordination of services and referral of other services as needed.
- Maintain communication with physicians, family members and other agency personnel to adequately plan for and provide the patients’ needs.
- Supervising LPN/LVN’s and paraprofessionals providing services.
- Attend and participates in continuing education programs.
- Pull, push and or lift 15-20 pounds on a daily basis. Pull / push 125-200 pounds on a regular basis. Pulls/push 200 or more pounds on a regular basis. Is subject to falls, cuts bruises, aggressive patients, odors, chemicals, etc. throughout the work day. Is subject to exposure to infectious wastes, diseases, conditions, etc. including the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
- Sits, stands stoops, squats, walks, and moves intermittently during work hours.
- Drives in own car to and from patients’ home. Work in patient(s) homes as well as agency office.
- Ability to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- As a Registered Nurse in this Agency, you are delegated the authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
Education: Currently licensed by the Tennessee Board of Nursing in this State.
Experience: Minimum of one year in an acute care setting. Two years experience in Home Health preferred.
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive Information.
- Able to establish and maintain confidence of owners and employees.
- Must be able to solve problems independently and confidently by applying analytical and logical thinking.
- Able to use standard office equipment and software proficiently.
- Able to read, analyze, and interpret reports, general business directives, policy and procedure statements, and governmental regulations.
- Able to write reports and correspondence at a professional level.
- Able to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from employees and regulatory agencies.
- Able to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying educational levels.
- Able to effectively organize and present information and respond to questions from employees and external groups of varying sizes.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, talk, hear, and use
hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls for extended periods of time. The
employee will also occasionally be required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch,
crawl, and reach with hands and arms. The employee will occasionally be required to lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds. The employee must have adequate (with correction) close vision,
distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
There is no significant exposure to extreme environmental conditions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate with voices, office equipment, and foot traffic sounds often
being present. The employee may occasionally be required to travel to off-site meeting or training
locations where different environmental conditions may exist.