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Home Health Registered Nurse, RN

Home Health Registered Nurse (RN)

Residential Home Health is a national leader of home care in both Michigan and Illinois and is ranked among the top home health companies in the United States for helping patients live better, recover faster, experience a higher quality of life and remain independent at home. View all of our openings at http://www.residentialhomehealth.com/careers/

Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville

SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse/Case Manager, under the direction of the Director of Nursing is responsible for promoting the delivery of coordinated, comprehensive care to patients through the activities of assessment, planning and provision of direct nursing care within the policies and standards of the Agency.

We are currently seeking an experienced and compassionate Registered Nurse to cover Staunton, Gillespie, and Bunker Hill and surrounding areas.

The Registered Nurse/Case Manager makes the initial patient evaluation visit except in circumstances where the physician has ordered therapy only and the Director of Nursing approves admission by the Therapist.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
  • Assumes responsibility for an assigned caseload of patients to a developed plan of care. Conducts OASIS assessments at appropriate time points.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive, goal focused, care plan for each patient and makes updates in accordance with written orders from the physician.
  • Establishes realistic patient/nursing goals and expected outcomes.
  • Makes planned home visits to the patient for assessment, instruction, supervision, and provision of nursing treatments according to the Plan of Care.
  • Makes referrals to other services as indicated.
  • Initiates and maintains continuous contact with the patients physician to report the patients response to home care, any changes in status, or possible need to additional services.
  • Prepares and maintains clinical documentation according to Agency policies and acceptable nursing standards.
  • Provides instruction/guidelines to home health aides providing health and personal care services, including ongoing supervision and evaluation of the services delivered.
  • Coordinates Therapists, Home Health Aides, and others who provide services to each patient to form an interdisciplinary team to ensure consistent and appropriate care.
  • Evaluates effectiveness and outcomes of care.
  • Initiates preventative and rehabilitation nursing procedures.
  • Must hold, in good standing, a license as a Registered Nurse, issued by the State of Illinois.
  • Valid Illinois drivers license and reliable transportation
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Must possess an Associate Degree from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working as a Registered Nurse including some medical/surgical experience and/or an acute care or home care setting is preferred.



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