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Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Care

Company: Phoebe Putney Health System
Location: Albany
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:


Job SummaryProvides professional nursing care for assigned patients according to established standards and practices on an intermittent basis in the home. Duties include assessment of patients, developing plan of care, implementing the plan of care and evaluating plan of care. Position requires a high quality of care in order to meet the Hospital's core mission. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate.General requirements

Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization

Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures

Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)

Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.

Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.

Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.

Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver's License, reliable transportation, and current automobile liability insurance for travel to patient's home. Must furnish report of Motor Vehicle Records for the pas three (3) years.

Must spend 50-75% of work time in patient's residence.

Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelinesWorking Conditions

General environment\: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.

May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.Qualification:Education Requirements

2 year / Associate Degree in from a state accredited School of Professional Nursing (Required)

4 year / Bachelor's Degree in from a state accredited School of Professional Nursing (Preferred)Experience Requirements

1 -2 years General Medical Surgical Nursing Experience(Required)

1 -2 years Hospice or Home Care Experience(Preferred)General Skills

Organizational Skills,Communication Skills,Interpersonal Skills,Customer Relations,Mathematical,Analytical,Read / Comprehend Written Instructions,Follow Verbal Instructions,Basic Computer Skills.Physical Requirements

Have near normal hearing; Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voice

Have near normal vision\: Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors

Have good manual dexterity

Have good eye-hand-foot coordination

Ability to perform repetitive tasks/motionPhysical Demands

Occasionally within shift (1-33%) \: Sitting,Climbing,Twist at waist,Reaching above shoulder.

Frequently within shift (34-66%) \: Walking,Bending/Stooping,Pushing/Pulling.

Continuously within shift (67-100%) \: Standing.Certifications and Licensures

Required Certifications/Licensures \: Registered Nurse (RN) with current Georgia license,Basic Life Support (BLS).

Keywords: Phoebe Putney Health System, Albany , Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Care, Healthcare , Albany, Georgia

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