KPH Healthcare Services
Home Health Nurse
The Registered Nurse provides nursing services utilizing a comprehensive base of nursing theory and nursing process, and communicates/documents observations and assessments.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for the practice of professional nursing in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act and standards for home health
Performs comprehensive assessments of client status, including physical, psychosocial, and environmental
Completes comprehensive assessments including OASIS data set within forty-eight (48) hours of referral for speech therapy unless other arrangements are
Develops and/or follows an individualized Plan of Care that incorporates analysis of data and current scientific
Provides skilled interventions with a focus for achieving realistic client outcomes within a specified time
Reports changes and information necessary to modify and update the care plan to reflect progress towards goals (outcomes).
Consistently demonstrates competency with technical nursing skills according to personal and legal scope of practice:
Assessment skills as applied to the client, family/support system, and
Teaching skills according to the client's needs and within the context of the client's environment, value system, and physical/emotional
Practices nursing with respect for individual, cultural, and spiritual
Communicates effectively and in accordance with Agency
Reports significant changes in client status to physician and other members of the team in a timely manner consistent with client
Maintains client records showing systematic assessment, planning intervention, and
Participates in team meetings and clarifies individualized reporting responsibilities with all new
Documents legibly and according to Agency documentation guidelines and
Follows Agency guidelines for completion of forms, reflecting the orders and care plan. Submits forms weekly including all communication and
Initiates actions to improve the quality of patient care. Takes appropriate actions independently and responsively in-home care situations. Initiates referrals as needed to other health team members when delegated by the Case
Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the
Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients and
Demonstrates knowledge of safety/infection control practices by complying with established policies and
Recognizes and responds appropriately to potentially unsafe
Demonstrates safe practice in the use of
Assesses environmental safety and takes initiative to prevent accidents and promote
Notifies supervisor of need for review and/or training related to equipment, procedures, or safety/infection control
Participates in ongoing, professional self-development.
Participates in all mandatory education per Agency
Identifies needs for personal professional
Demonstrates competency in areas of assignment or identifies the need for additional training (wound care, infusion, specialized equipment, ).
Supervises applicable home care team members as delegated by RN Case
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