Home Health Registered Nurse

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Home Health Registered Nurse is responsible to the Clinical Manager and may provide supervision in the field to Licensed Professional Nurses and/or Home Health Aides.  Works closely with the patients, families, physicians and members of the inter-disciplinary team (IDT). 

 

  • Works with the Case Manager (RN) to provide skilled nursing care to patients as ordered by the attending physician. 
  • May conduct admission and all nursing assessments, develop and implement nursing care plan.  Revises plan of care as necessary.  Utilizes case management methodology to coordinate patient care with other agency disciplines and/or community resources. 
  • Assesses the need for any additional disciplines if not ordered initially.  After obtaining MD order, makes appropriate referrals.
  • Evaluates effectiveness and outcomes of care in relation to plan of care during each visit.
  • Provides health counseling to patients and their families to educate regarding disease process, self-care techniques and preventive strategies. 
  • Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate.
  • Refers to other internal and external services as necessary.
  • Provides input to case manager for team conference sessions.
  • May be asked to perform and participate in Performance Improvement activities.
  • Maintains nursing skills by attending mandatory and other in-services, workshops, and/or reading professional journals.
  • Observes and records the progress of patient in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided and the patients response.  Completes required documentation.  
  • Reports reactions and changes to the attending physician, case manager or Clinical Manager as appropriate. 
  • May perform home health aide supervisory visit.
  • May participate in the nursing on-call rotation on a volunteer basis.

 

Part-time (-20 hrs/wk).

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid Hawaii RN license required and BSN preferred.
  • Experience in Home Health is preferred; however, training is available.
  • Strong clinical documentation and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Exhibit excellent and current skills in infusion therapy, physical assessments, development of care plans, and maintenance of accurate records.  
  • Must be able to engage and educate patients and families to help them independently manage their conditions.
  • Maintain professional level CPR certification. 
  • Valid driver’s license in the State of Hawaii, no fault insurance coverage & reliable transportation required.   

 

COMPENSATION

 

$35.35/hr. (Administrative Rate); $58.00/visit; other Visit Rates also available (dependent on type of visit)