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Expicare Nursing Agency

Registered Nurses

Job Description
Position Summary:
The Staff Nurse is an experienced professional who administers skilled nursing care to the patients on an intermittent basis in the home, hospital, nursing home or other settings. He/She independently asses plans and delivers this care in accordance with the physician’s orders.

Responsibility:
Performs duties with latitude for exercise of independent judgment under general supervision. Performs work of moderate difficulty and responsibility, requiring considerable professional, scientific or technical training and experience. Position requires a good aptitude for independent work.

Minimum Position Specifications:
Education and Experience:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and licensed in the State of Florida. One year of experience as a professional nurse in a hospital setting. Exposure/experience in home health preferred but not mandatory for private duty assignments.

Supervision:
Supervises a small group

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
Physical effort involving above-average standing, sitting, walking, detail work and driving. Frequent exposure to hazards which could be harmful.

Job Duties:

  • Assesses patient’s physical functions and psychosocial needs upon admission to the home care programs.
  • Coordinates home care nursing with other members of the health care team.
  • Sets priorities of patient’s needs and provides care accordingly.
  • Identifies patient problems, symptoms and behavioral changes.
  • Develops a nursing care plan that integrates the medical plan of care, nursing diagnosis, realistic goals and established discharge criteria.
  • Updates care plan as needed and as patient’s condition changes.
  • Documents the patient’s condition accurately and concisely, using correct charting format: notifies the physician of condition changes.
  • Teaches, supervises and counsels the patient and family members regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems.
  • Carries out physician’s orders in accordance with the agency policies.
  • Assesses patient and family about disease processing in accordance with their degree of acceptance.
  • Teaches the patient and family about disease processing in accordance with their degree of acceptance.
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of the Home Health Aide as needed: at least every sixty days: documents accordingly (Case Manager).
  • Practices nursing within the legal limits of the Nurse Practice Act and understands and anticipates legal consequences of nursing action.
  • Maintains current knowledge in nursing procedures.
  • Seeks educational opportunities to increase clinical competency.
  • Insures privacy for the patient and confidentiality of condition and personal information.
  • Participates in care conferences, staff meetings and committees.
  • Participates in teaching and orientation of all personnel.
  • Cooperates and acts as liaison with other agencies providing nursing or related services to implement a comprehensive care plan.
  • Participates with other Staff Nurses in taking weekend, holiday and night calls on a rotation basis as scheduled.
  • Participates in the planning, operation and over-all evaluation of the nursing service.
  • Initiates preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the patient’s care and safety, without infringing on the patient’s rights.
  • Provides appropriate documentation of activities and interventions according to agency standards.
  • Performs at times according to Code of Ethics of respective professional associations and the Florida Association of Home Health Agencies.
  • The Registered Nurse may assign selected portions of patient care to Licensed Practical Nurses and Home Health Aides. In such circumstances, the Registered Nurse maintains responsibility for the care given.
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