CHHA - Homecare Registered Nurse - Nassau
Company: Northwell Health
Posted on: November 15, 2023
Performs an age specific plan of care for a designated group of
patients using the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis,
outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation of
patient care. Collaborates with physicians and other health team
members in coordinating and implementing procedures and treatments.
Uses leadership skills/clinical judgment in coordinating patient
care and directing/delegating activities of the patient care unit
1.Conducts patient interview, explains policies and procedures to
patient/ significant others, reviews patient's chart and answers
questions correctly and courteously.
2.Assesses gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and
neurological health status; determines mobility, sensory deficits,
prostheses use, and skin condition and adjusts plan of care, as
appropriate; assesses level of pain and pain management.
3.Communicates and documents patient's physiologic health status
and plan of care.
4.Assesses patient's psychosocial health status. Elicits perception
of medical/nursing care and expectation of care. Determines coping
mechanism, knowledge level, and ability to comprehend. Identifies
cultural/ethnic requirements to reduce anxiety and ensure patient
satisfaction. Communicates and documents psychological status and
care plan of support groups, counseling services, and social
services. Identifies patient's need for teaching based on
psychosocial and developmental assessment.
6.Identifies patient outcome. Develops criteria for measurement of
patient outcomes. Identifies actual/potential patient problems.
Develops patient outcome statement (s) and establishes
individualized patient goals.
7.Identifies care activities and establishes priorities necessary
to achieve expected outcome. Coordinates the cost-effective use of
supplies, equipment and medication to achieve expected outcome.
Documents plan of care and collaborates with physicians and other
health team members.
8.Implements plan of care. Maintains constant vigilance over
patients care to ensure safety precautions/needs are followed (side
rails up, call lights and bedside stand within reach, etc.).
Exercises professional skills related to the plan of care.
Reassesses patients as needed and appropriately revises plan of
9.Correctly administers prescribed treatments. Correctly uses
equipment necessary for patient care. Provides emotional support to
patient and significant other. Applies scientific principles in
performing procedures, carrying them out safely, timely and
efficiently. Makes accurate observations of patient's conditions
during treatments/procedures. Reports and records same as
10.Keeps accurate documentation of patient's treatment, activity
and condition, as well as patient's responses to medical and
nursing interventions. Uses appropriate methods of documentation
according to departmental policy.
11.Acts rapidly and effectively during any emergency situation,
managing self, patients and other employees. Provides a calm,
quiet, restful atmosphere. Communicates effectively with patient's
family or caretakers.
12.Participates in planning for discharge and coordinates
referrals, as appropriate. Provides discharge instructions to
patient and significant other. Evaluates care provided for patient
outcome. Demonstrates ability to measure effectiveness of care
provided and documents same.
13.Performs variance analysis related to outcome data for
performance improvement. Designs, implements, and evaluates systems
to improve care in unit.
14.Keeps accurate documentation of patient's treatment, activity
and condition. Uses appropriate methods of documentation according
to departmental policy. Collaborates with other care team members
in planning and carrying out treatment regimen; provides direction
to other members of the care team; collaborates with the
appropriate physician on patient's plan of care.
15.Accurately interprets and implements treatment regimen as
prescribed by Physician. Assists Physician during treatments and/or
diagnostic procedures. Keeps Patient Care Manager/designee and/or
physician, abreast of changes in patient's condition and/or
treatments, as appropriate. Uses clinical judgment in delegating
assignments in providing patient care, and ensures assignments are
completed in a timely fashion.
16.Performs grade I-IV Decubitus Care; performs preventive skin
care measures. Applies simple dressings, maintaining principles of
aseptic technique. Applies warm and cold compresses, consistent
with facility procedure. Performs irrigations, consistent with
facility procedure. Performs other procedures related to skin care,
17.Administers medications correctly and safely; correctly
identifies medication in terms of action, dosage, side effects, and
implications for the patient. Meets standard on medication
administration examination. Demonstrates preparation of local
solutions. Administers and documents medication correctly. Educates
patients and significant others related to drug and food
18.Participates in patient and family education. Provides patient
with an explanation of his/her condition as indicated. Communicates
assessment data in an orderly fashion by recording, updating and
verbalizing pertinent information to care team members and to
appropriate agencies. Recognizes and utilizes health teaching
opportunities and resources /materials available for this teaching.
Provides for early discharge planning and appropriate referrals for
post-hospital care. Evaluates effectiveness of teaching by feedback
from patient/family and documents same.
19.Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted
here are considered essential functions of the job under the
Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but
considered related are not essential functions.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing, required. Bachelor's
Degree in Nursing, preferred.
Must be enrolled in an accredited BSN program within two (2) years
and obtain a BSN Degree within five (5) years of job entry
Current License to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in
New York State required,
plus specialized certifications as needed.
Valid Driver's License in New York State required may be required
depending on area of assignment.
*Additional Salary Detail
The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith
determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to
a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job
advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a
team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be
considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line,
years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated
contracts, budget and internal equity).
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