The registered nurse (RN) is responsible for utilizing the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes/planning, implementation and evaluation) to provide professional nursing services to patients at home. The nursing process includes the documentation of human responses to actual or potential health problems in the home health environment. This practice includes dependent, interdependent and independent functions. Collaborates patient and family, and other inter-professional colleagues such as physicians, to plan, implement and evaluate care. Demonstrates competency and practices within the full scope of nursing expertise/knowledge and utilizes appropriate age- and population-specific standards as designated in their assigned setting. Cares for patients in all phases of preventative care, health maintenance, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for patients in the home setting. Responsible to implement the nursing process within Sanford, the coordination and continuum of care, patient assessment, patient education, triage and various other nursing interventions. Functions within the scopes and standards of nursing practice as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules in the state of practice and licensure. The Sanford Professional Nursing Practice recognizes the Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements as published by the American Nurses Association as the foundation of nursing care delivery and professional conduct.
- Adhere to standard processes while working with a specific function of home-based health care services.
- Apply home health care operating principles and practices within own position.
- Contribute to organization and industry best practices for documenting information.
- Coordinate and manage care for patients, including those with complex needs.
- Deliver primary health care services in a home-based setting.
- Deliver written and oral communications that engage audience participants, respond to their questions and concerns and produce specific outcomes and impacts.
- Effectively delegate and supervise based on one’s state practice act and an understanding of the concepts of responsibility, authority and accountability.
- Establish and maintain productive working relationships within and outside of own area.
- Guide others in implementing given health and safety guidelines for home-based health care services.
- Perform age-related patient assessments and nursing interventions.
- Currently hold an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possession of multi-state licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state.
- Obtain and subsequently maintain required department-specific competencies and certifications.
- Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance are required.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
- Certificate for Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Specialist – Clinical (COS-C) preferred.
- Graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program preferred including, but not limited to, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred.
- Minimum of one year of professional nursing experience preferred.
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