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Home Care Nurse (Registered Nurse) in Columbus, OH at Alto Health Care Staffing

Date Posted: 8/13/2017

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Columbus, OH
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

  • Work within patients' homes providing direct nursing care and services in accordance with the patient's plan of care
  • Makes initial evaluation visit for assigned patients and regularly reevaluates their nursing needs
  • Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es)
  • Initiates the plan of care for all assigned patients and any necessary revisions as patient status and needs change
  • Provides services requiring substantial specialized nursing skills
  • Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures
  • Prepares clinical and progress notes for each patient visit and summaries of care conferences on assigned patients in a timely manner
  • Informs team members of changes in the condition and/or needs of assigned patients
  •  Instruct patients and their families in proper treatment, helping individuals take steps to improve or maintain health
  • Collaborate with a physician to help develop and manage a nursing care plan; notifies physician of patient needs and/or changes in condition and completes certification/recertification orders and discharge summaries
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician
  • Refers patient to other specialized services as needed
  • Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient
  • Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel
  • Conducts patient care conferences for assigned patients
  • Participates in peer review, utilization review, and performance improvements as needed
  • Completes and submits OASIS assessments, reassessments, transfers, resumptions of care, discharges, and significant change in condition in accordance with company policy
  • Perform any other job related instructions, as requested

Job Requirements

  • Associate's Degree in Registered  Nursing (ADN) from an accredited nursing school is required
  • A minimum of one year of nursing experience is required
  • Excellent observation, written and verbal communication skills, and nursing skills per competency checklist
  • Visual acuity and hearing ability to preform required nursing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of professionalism
  • Effective listening and critical thinking skills
  • Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within home health care
  • Familiarity with and ability to properly utilize ICD codes
  • Demonstrate compassion, support and collaboration with patients and families
  • Sensitivity to and experience working within different cultures
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to demonstrate and promote ethical conduct
  • Ability to maintain composure and professionalism during times of high emotional stress
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and act in the company's best interest
  • Proven track record of demonstrating empathy and compassion for individuals


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