The Lawrence County Health Department is searching for a Registered Nurse for our Home Health Division.
Essential functions of this position are:
Seeks and obtains sufficient information necessary to function effectively in the health care setting where assigned;
Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process;
Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by:
Completing the Oasis data set @SOC and at required time points thereafter;
Completing, reviewing, and implementing the plan of care after the physician has reviewed and signed it;
Regularly re-evaluating patient needs @ Oasis time points and as indicated by the patient’s condition;
Revising the plan of care as necessary
Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician;
Initiates and applies appropriate preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative nursing procedures and techniques;
Maintains communication regarding patient care with the physician and direct supervisor;
Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given;
Uses supplies and equipment effectively and efficiently;
Submits required information for supply billing;
Observes the patient for changes in condition; discusses changes with the patient or family/caregiver and reports changes, as necessary, to the attending physician;
Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward self-sufficiency and independence;
Teaches the patient and family caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician;
Recognized and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and family/caregivers;
Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient;
Assists the patient’s family caregiver and other health care personnel in providing continuity of care;
Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required;
Performs within the limits of preparation and experience;
Accepts responsibility of assignment to perform a specialized procedure, such as IV therapy, only when qualified with specialty training, proven competency, clinical background, and expertise in the specialty area;
Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development and maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service training;
Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments;
Participates in call rotation as assigned by the Director of Home Health;
Adhering to the organization’s documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct, and;
Other duties assigned by supervisory RN or Home Health Director.
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing;
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse through the IL State Board of Nursing;
Minimum of 1 year general nursing experience, with current Home Health, medical, surgical, or critical care experience preferred;
Complies with accepted professional standards and principles;
The Lawrence County Health Department has recently spruced up our benefits package!
Competitive benefit package available. Salary commensurate with education and experience.
You can now apply online! Simply select the job you are interested in and click the (Online Application) Link below it.
The Lawrence County Health Department is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.