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Registered Nurse

Los Lunas, NM, 87031

Our client who specializes in home health care and hospice is hiring a full-time Registered Nurse. This is a salaried position with benefits.

Location:  Los Lunas NM 87031
Duration:  full-time
Salary:  $90,000 benefits

The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs home health care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their homes and communities

• Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state.
• Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing.
• Maintains a current CPR certification.
• Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.
• A minimum of two years' experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health, home care, or home health nursing is preferred.
• Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
• Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising home health aides.
• Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications, nursing skills per competency checklist.
• Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.
• Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position, and/or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.

Patient Care
• Completes an initial comprehensive and ongoing assessment of patient and family to determine home health needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
• Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of the nursing process.
• Assesses and evaluates patient's status by:
o Writing and initiating plan of care
o Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs.
o Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary
o Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
o Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis, and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
o Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician's plan of care.
o Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
o Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
o Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient's efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care.
o Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

• Completes, maintains, and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient's condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.
• Communicates with the physician regarding the patient's needs and reports changes in the patient's condition; obtains/receives physicians' orders as required.
• Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
• Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.
• Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
• Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
• Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and home health Interdisciplinary Group Members to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
• Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.

Additional Duties
• Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
• Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
• Supervises ancillary personnel and delegates responsibilities when required.
• 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 classes.
• Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted case assignments.
• Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.