RN Field Nurse (PRN)

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the RN Field Nurse will handle the assessing, planning, organizing, administering, documenting, and supervising client care in accordance with the principles and practices of home care nursing. Specifically, this position will conduct the initial assessment and ongoing reassessments to develop and implement an individualized care plan for each client including recommendations for appropriate services. This position will communicate with the physicians as needed to obtain orders and updates with the client status. This position administers medications and treatments to clients, and occasionally oversees the work of the LPNs, CNAs and CMTs, as designated.

All tasks and functions performed by this position will be carried out consistent with the Agency’s policies and procedures, and quality standards.

Responsibilities:

Clinical:

  • Performs the initial assessment and ongoing reassessments to evaluate the client and determines the appropriate services for the client.
  • Communicates with the physician as needed to obtain orders and updates on client status.
  • Develops and implements an individualized care plan for each client based on the assessment and in conjunction with the client, family, and physician and/or authorized practitioner.
  • Delivers skilled nursing care as outlined in the plan of care prescribed (when required) by the physician and/or other authorized practitioner according to acceptable nursing standards.
  • Observes signs, symptoms, and changes in the client’s physical or emotional condition. Consults with the physician or authorized practitioner concerning alteration of the plan of treatment in consultation with the supervisor, as necessary. Evaluates the effectiveness of his/her nursing service to the individual family.
  • Teaches, supervises, and counsels the client/family and/or caregiver regarding the nursing care need and other related problems of the client at home.
  • Records client’s condition, interventions, and evaluation in the medical record as documentation of home visits according to agency policy.
  • Enters visits/time in ADP weekly for payroll processing if applicable.
  • Enter time/tasks via telephony for each client visit if applicable.
  • Participates in case management conferences and other client-related meetings with team members and other health care providers as appropriate.

Coordinating:

  • Provides direct nursing care as ordered by the physician or authorized practitioner.
  • Collaborates with other professionals involved with skilled care cases to coordinate other ancillary services (e.g. durable medical equipment, infusion therapy, etc.) for clients as appropriate. Performs joint on-site visits with Care Coordinators and Client Services Managers when appropriate.

Managerial:

  • Trains and orients other home care nurses as needed.
  • May indirectly supervise LPNs, CNAs CMTs.

On-Call:

  • Participates in on-call rotation as needed.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience in home care, hospice, Medicare home health and/or in a private duty home care setting.
  • 3-5 years of clinical nursing experience with experience performing patient assessments preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of the theory and practice of home health care, nursing processes, and nursing practice.
  • Willingness and desire to work with the seniors and knowledge of the aging process, physical, psychological, and social needs of older adults.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people.
  • Ability to direct client care and services to older adults which meet or exceed the Agency’s quality and service standards.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform physical and psychosocial assessment of client and family.
  • Demonstrates effective customer service skills and caring attitude.
  • Demonstrates skill in conflict resolution.
  • Ability to effectively represent the Agency in the community-at-large.
  • Familiarity and understanding of resources for seniors is a plus.
  • Flexibility to adapt to different business expectations, challenges, and goals.
  • Goal and detail oriented; able to work independently and in a tight team setting.
  • Skilled and effective telephone demeanor and customer service skills to develop a rapport and confidence in the company’s services with all callers, clients, and industry professionals.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and work well under pressure despite numerous interruptions and/or background noise.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Currently licensed to practice nursing in MD and DC, or eligible for DC license.
  • RN required, BSN preferred.

Success Criteria:

  • Exemplifies the Company philosophy through promoting and advancing the Company’s Shared Vision and Guiding Principles.
  • Professionally represents Family & Nursing Care when dealing with all clients, callers and colleagues.
  • Leads by example, consistently conveying a positive attitude, passion and pride in work.
  • Meets task and report deadlines and alerts the appropriate individual(s) if unable to complete a task on time.
  • Demonstrates emphasis on improving quality of performance, department procedures and work environment.
  • Takes initiative, asks questions to clarify instructions and demonstrates bot h a positive and team-player attitude.
  • Works harmoniously and communicates effectively with other staff and departments.
  • Handles job with a sense of urgency and in accordance with company protocols.
  • Uses appropriate discretion when handling or dealing with confidential documents and matters.
  • Actively seeks to advance the Company’s environmentally-friendly practices by digitizing documents and processes whenever possible.

If you are interested in this opportunity, you are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to our recruitment team at ycruz@familynursingcare.com.