New Leaf Residential - Health Care, Nurse - OHIO

$18.00 - $20.00 hourly
  • New Leaf Residential
  • Ohio, USA
  • Dec 06, 2019
Full time Health Care Nurse

Job Description

New Leaf is hiring LPN's or RN's who have a minimum of 1 (one) year experience in HOME HEALTH.  

12 hour shifts from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Description of Qualifications:

  • Administers skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Services are furnished in accordance with New Leaf policies. 
  • Must have Home Health Care experience.  Will work from New Leaf offices and in  patient homes.  Travels to/from patient homes.
  • Maintains records (e.g. Nursing Daily Record, program information and any unusual occurrence) of consumers progress, unusual incidents, medication reactions, etc. Reports to management any needs of the individual or program which has been designed but is not being met.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures.
  • Implements the nursing care plan for each patient.
  • Provides nursing services, treatments and diagnostic and preventive procedures as assigned.
  • Initiates preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate.
  • Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and RN reactions to treatments, including drugs and changes in the patient's physical or emotional condition.
  • Teaches and counsels the patient and family/significant others regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient at home.
  • Evaluates with registered nurse the effectiveness of the LPN's/LVN’s nursing service to the patient and family under the guidance of the registered nurse.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records of observations, treatments and care of patient.
  • Participates in medical record audit as assigned.
  • Attends staff meetings, patient care conferences and in-services as scheduled.
  • Takes on-call duty, nights, weekends and holidays as assigned.
  • Submitting any changes in schedule to Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor on a daily basis.
  • Participating in patient care conferences to discuss the need for involvement of other members of the health team, such as physical therapist or speech language pathologist.
  • Submitting any changes in schedule to Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor on a daily basis.
  • Participating in patient care conferences to discuss the need for involvement of other members of the health team, such as physical therapist or speech language pathologist.
  • Prepares clinical and progress notes.
  • Assists the physician and RN in performing specialized procedures.
  • Prepares equipment and materials for treatments.
  • Observes aseptic technique as required.
  • Assists the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques.

Minimum Acceptable Characteristics: At least 18 years of age or older upon employment. Graduate of a state approved school of practical (vocational) nursing and currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing. Minimum of one (1) year experience in nursing, preferred. Acceptance of philosophy and goals of this Agency. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; maintain accurate records; cooperate with co-workers; develop good rapport with consumers and demonstrate physical strength to lift at least 50lbs. Valid Ohio driver’s license, personal vehicle insurance at state minimum guidelines, and a safe working vehicle must be at the site at all times. Ability to read with concrete vocabulary and write accurate legible summaries. Successful completion of all required background checks. One (1) year of professional experience working as a caregiver, two (2) professional references, CPR certification required, documentation of current TB test or willingness to get one