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Mt. Ascutney Hospital Registered Nurse (Home Care) in Manchester, Iowa

The Home Care Registered Nurse provides home based nursing services.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, generally 0800-1630, occasional weekends

Occasional call- nights/weekends

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse with current license to practice in state of Iowa

  • Ability to work with both hospice and home health patients

  • CPR Certification required

  • Valid Iowa driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and liability insurance

  • Basic computer knowledge required

  • Must be trustworthy, reliable and self-motivated

  • Must be able to work weekend and holiday rotation and take call

  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work environment, performing a variety of frequently changing tasks

  • Confidentiality of medical, personal and financial information gained in position must be maintained according to hospital and departmental policy

Position Specific Requirements

  • Provides direct nursing care to Home Care clients

  • Support the patient’s and family’s unique spiritual and cultural beliefs.

  • Acquires knowledge and assesses condition of clients through interview, history, physical, referral source and significant others

  • Observes, records, reports any changes in any signs, symptoms and condition of the client

  • Assess nursing care and home care aide needs of the client

  • Assists the physician in establishing a plan of care for the client

  • Assumes responsibility for carrying out the plan of care

  • Provides education to the client and caregivers, as appropriate

  • Assists in recognition and referral of the client to ancillary services, including local/community resources

  • Promotes family well-being and holistic client care

  • Participates in interdisciplinary team functions

  • Communicates needs for inservice education

  • Assists with orientation of new employees

  • Assists with infection control problem identification and documentation

  • Updates client care plan and progress notes with each visit

  • Assists with scheduling of client visit

  • Performs collection of lab specimens

  • Assists in checking supplies and communicates inventory needs

  • Supervises home care aides, in-home health providers, Home Care LPN and CDAC providers, as needed

  • Communicates admissions and discharges via time study

  • Assumes responsibility for client admission/discharge and recertification paperwork

  • Follows agency direction for completion of comprehensive assessments at required time points including OASIS assessments

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