JOB SUMMARY: The Home Health and Hospice RN provides skilled nursing assessment, planning and care to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.
Position requires travel around a 50-mile radius of Cody; reliable transportation necessary, valid driver's license and vehicular insurance. Must be available for rotating work schedule.
Current Wyoming Register Nurse License
Home Care experience preferred: 2 years nursing experience required.
Ability to work autonomously; excellent assessment and communication skills.
BLS and a current driver's license
* Nursing assessments and patient evaluations. * Regularly reevaluate the nursing needs of patients and prepares recertification. * Initiates the patient's plan of treatment and any necessary revisions. * Perform 4-5 nursing visits/day. * Inform MD and nursing supervisor of changes in patients' condition and needs. * Comply with Medicare conditions of participation. * Provide total patient care for a team of patients. * Prepare nurses notes. * Perform supervisory visits of HHA. * Provide appropriate support at time of death. * Share in providing 24-hour, seven-day a week coverage to Hospice patients/families. * Assist nursing staff in other departments as requested and qualified when need arises. * Complete 24 hours of in-service training per year.
* Schedules home visits as assigned. * Alternate on call hours with other RN's. * Participates in in-service programs, D/C planning, case conferences, IDT meetings and staff meetings. * Complete D/C summaries on primary patients. * Coordinate treatment with paramedical personnel.