The staff nurse is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse who administers skilled nursing care to clients requiring professional nursing service and teaches and supervises the family and other members of the nursing team. Each staff nurse performs nursing services for residents within a specific area. These services are performed in accordance with the physician’s orders and under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Director and/or Supervisor.
- Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing from a state accredited RN/ LPN program
- A minimum of one year of nursing experience as a RN(Registered Nurse) or LPN(Licensed Practical Nurses)
- A valid North Carolina or valid gateway state nursing license in good standing
- Current CPR certification
- Current Immunizations
- Prior Home care experience, preferred
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to read, write, and effectively communicate in English.
- Current Continuing Education if required by state
- Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
- Solid computer skills; prior experience with electronic medical records (EMR) preferred
- Assesses/analyses patient care needs and establishes mutual goals with the patient and/or caregiver for a comprehensive plan of care including discharge planning.
- Identifies nursing diagnosis/patient care problems and interventions making additions/changes to ensure the patient’s problems are comprehensively addressed.
- Coordinates the plan of care to include other disciplines as needed and act as a case manager to ensure integration of care is provided.
- Demonstrates teaching skills and continued competence in performing therapeutic interventions for all levels of complexity in patient care.
- Uses critical thinking skills to assess patient’s condition and determine appropriate interventions.
- Instructs patients/caregivers of the safety measures appropriate to care and environment and implements standard precautions for all patients.
- Recognizes changes in a patient’s status and reports appropriately.
- Perform assigned duties, including administration of medication, wound care, treatments, and procedures.
- Monitoring clients’ conditions; reporting changes to Clinical or Client Services Manager.
- Following up with, executing, and properly documenting doctors’ orders.
- Performing client assessments as necessary.
Provides skilled nursing care as outlined in the nursing care plan to include the following:
- Nursing services, treatments and preventative procedures requiring substantial specialized skill and ordered by the physician
- Initiating preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the client’s care and safety
- Observing signs and symptoms and reporting to the physician reactions to treatments, including drugs, and changes in the client’s physical or emotional condition
- Teaching, supervising and counseling the client and caregivers regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the client at home
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