Home Health Care Nurse
Length of Assignment: 3 months
Currently seeking a Home Health Nurse for a job opening in the West Virginia area. The ideal candidate will possess a current nursing license and at least 1-3 year of home health experience. This individual will work outside of a hospital in patients' homes, providing care.
Responsibilities of the Home Health Care Nurse
Provide home care to patients after illness, injury or surgery or with acute health conditions or patients who are being treated with pharmaceuticals.
Provide a range of specialized nursing skills in home health care, including but not limited to Home Care Infusion Therapy and Wound Vac.
Work towards helping patients regain their independence.
Record, assess and observe patient progress, reactions and symptoms.
Assess the needs of patient and develop plan of care based on assessment.
Check vital signs of patients, give injections, administer medication and dress wounds.
Educate patients in line with physician recommendations
Monitor patients in restraint and seclusion and maintain patient safety.
Document care in a patient record in accordance with agency, state and federal guidelines.
Requirements of the Home Health Care Nurse
BSN or ASN required
Current nursing license required
2 years of nursing experience required in a home health setting
1-3 year of Home Health Oasis experience required
Must possess organization, problem-solving and communication skills to articulate medical requirements to patients, families/caregivers, medical and non-medical staff in a professional and courteous way
Associated topics: ambulatory, bsn, cardiothoracic, ccu, infusion, intensive care, nurse rn, recovery, staff nurse, transitional