Central Valley Specialty Hospital Registered Nurse - Hospice (RN) in Modesto, California
: San Joaquin County | Stanislaus County| Merced County: Job Summary: The Registered Nurse plans, organizes and directs home care services and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their homes. Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. One (1) to two (2) years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting. Current licensure in state and CPR certification. Bachelor’s degree, with one (1) year of home health care experience preferred. Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising home health aides. Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist. Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order. Duties and Responsibilities: * Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es). * Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs. * Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change. * Uses health assessment date to determine nursing diagnosis. * Develops a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and family in the planning process. * Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medication and treatments as prescribed by the physician. * Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs. * Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan of care. * Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge the patient. * Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor/Nursing Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.