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Company: Right at Home Collin County (4)
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Right at Home Collin County (4) - JOB SUMMARY
The Registered Nurse provides quality nursing care in compliance with physician orders, an established care
plan, Right at Home policies and procedures, and all other laws and relevant professional standards.

  • Completes an initial assessment of client and family to determine home care needs, making necessary revisions per physician orders as status and needs change

    • Performs assigned nursing procedures, including administration of treatments and medications in the care of the client in accordance with the client care plan, nurse delegation, the State's Nurse Practice Act and physician orders
    • Demonstrates the ability to think critically in exercising professional and clinical judgment


      • Provides "best in class" care management to clients
      • Consistently demonstrates competency with technical nursing skills according to the legal scope of


        • Maintains a safe and healthy working environment and uses safe work methods and procedures

          Customer Focus

          • Exhibits awareness and respect for the client and family home or home-like setting as a care environment.
          • Builds personal rapport and establishes trust with clients, family members, and caregivers
          • Promotes the growth of Right at Home by representing the organization, its mission, and its role in the community in a professional manner

            Verbal Communication

            • Effectively communicates and interacts with clients, caregivers, and families in a supportive manner
            • Communicates with client's physician regarding the client's needs, changes in condition, or when obtaining physician's orders as needed
            • Provides education to clients and family members on resources, medications, self-care techniques, and/or medical conditions per physician orders


              • Understands and attempts to meet the needs, wants, and expectations of clients
              • Listens and responds to calls for help from other direct care staff when needed
              • Hears, considers, and digests verbal and nonverbal feedback from nursing supervisor, clients, and their family members

                Analysis Skills

                • Observes and reports any signs or symptoms indicative of changes in condition of the client to the physician and documents such reports and observations in the client record Updates the care plan per physician orders.
                • Plays a key role in clients avoiding unnecessary visits to the ER and or hospitalizations
                • Identifies discharge-planning needs as a part of the client care plan implementing them in accordance with physician orders, and sending the discharge summary to the physician


                  • Addresses concerns or complaints voiced by clients, families, or caregivers and notifies physician and/or nurse manager immediately
                  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret relevant information needed to identify each client's nursing care requirements relative to his/her needs
                  • Asks questions to understand views that differ from one's own, looking for areas of compromise


                    • Acts as a role model for new caregivers, accompanying them on home visits and/or acting as a mentor as assigned
                    • Demonstrates flexibility in adjusting assignments to meet the needs of the care team


                      • Maintains productivity according to Right at Home standards
                      • Fosters the professional development of self and other care staff
                      • Evaluates own performance with home care standards and performance review of a nurse supervisor
                      • Acts as case manager when assigned by the nursing supervisor, assuming the responsibility to coordinate client care for assigned caseloads

                        Written Communication

                        • Prepares, records, and maintains clinical and progress notes in the client care record in an accurate, timely manner and per Right at Home policy and procedure

                          • Meets required deadlines for documentation of certification, re-certification, supervision reports, care plan updates, addressing progress towards goals, and physician orders as needed
                          • Develops end of shift communication to oncoming nurse for continuity of care and ongoing assessment needs

                            NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

                            • Other general office and clerical functions as assigned
                            • Participates in community relations activities as assigned

                              EDUCATION / SKILLS / ABILITIES / AVAILABILITY

                              • Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state
                              • 2 years of nursing experience (home health/hospice preferred)
                              • Must possess and maintain current CPR certification
                              • Knowledge, ability, and the necessary skill and judgment to perform all nursing procedures under the direction of a physician as outlined in the scope of practice in the State's Nurse Practice Act
                              • Meets the requirements for employees providing direct client care
                              • Must have a valid driver's license and use of an insured automobile for work or access to adequate transportation
                              • Available for work on weekends and holidays as required
                              • Read, write, speak and understand English as needed on the job
                              • Participate in in-service education programs as mandated by State law (this requirement need not be met exclusively through Right at Home sponsored in-services programs)

Keywords: Right at Home Collin County (4), Lewisville , Nurse, Healthcare , Lewisville, Texas

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