BASIC PURPOSE & SCOPE:
Under supervision of the Nursing Services Manager or designated nurse supervisor, the RN is
responsible for, but not limited to, skilled nursing service delivery and supervision of services
delivered by in-home staff. The RN will comply with agency policy and procedures. The RN will
recommend adjustments to the Plan of Care as indicated and will report any service issues to the
appropriate care manager immediately.
- Provide orientation, inservice education, supervision and evaluation to in-home services staff as may be deemed necessary.
- Ensure services are within the parameters defined by the patient plan of care and agency policy and procedure. Completes patient visits as necessary and develops and updates the nursing plan of care and required documentation.
- Provides direct hands on nursing care to patients and families.
- Assists with nursing care management and case finding visits as scheduled and as defined within the plan of care. Conducts initial assessments of new referrals. Implements the plan of care, including the provision of skilled nursing services as authorized by a physician.
- Maintains liaisons, as may be assigned, with community referral sources, vendors and contracted service facilities/organizations, working diligently to ensure that a strong sense of collaboration and team building is evident.
- Prepares required reports and documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with agency defined parameters.
- Maintains an obligation to report wrongdoing/violation of agency policies, applicable federal, state and local laws, and regulations, pertaining to agency operations, to immediate supervisor
- or identified compliance officer.
- Adheres to and reflects organizational values in daily work.
- Completes all mandatory inservice education programs and completes any other additional inservice hours that are minimally required for the position.
The above examples of work may not be a complete statement of all assignments that may be inherent to the position. Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Nursing Services Manager or designated RN Supervisor.
- Current New York State nursing license and registration as a registered professional nurse.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively with electronic medical records.
- Acceptable driver’s license and automobile available for use with current insurance.
- Availability by telephone.
- Successful completion of NLN proficiency in medication administration exam.
- Other requirements (physical) – see attached.