Assesses the physical, social and psychological needs and living conditions of the patient through professional knowledge and skills of observation, interviewing and physical examination.
Travels to patients homes and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities, single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using approved transportation options to deliver direct care to the patient.
Establishes/implements/revises a plan of care with input from appropriate multidisciplinary health team members (i.e., physician, OT, PT, SW, SLP, family members) based on goals mutually acceptable to the patient and significant others.
Implements the care plan by ongoing assessment, planning, coordination, counseling, teaching and supervision.
Provides nursing care in accordance with Agency policies, practices, procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching, bending and stretching to deliver patient care.
Documents content and process of all services provided in accordance with government regulations/requirements, Agency policies, practices, and procedures.
Assists patients with activities of daily living, which may require positioning, moving, transferring and lifting patients of varying weights and physical conditions, with and without assistance and as appropriate, from family members and/or paraprofessionals.
Consults with and educates the client and family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques and prevention strategies.
Transports and utilizes required medical equipment and supplies using Agency designated/supplied carrying case weighing approximately 25 30 lbs. to and from patient homes/care facilities
Ensures that physician s orders, discharge summary and communication to team members, patient and family members adhere to Agency and regulatory requirements.
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State required.
Education: Bachelors Degree in Nursing from an approved program preferred.
Experience: Minimum of one-year experience in a medical/surgical (hospital based) environment or CHHA experience