Home Health Registered Nurse (RN)

The Lutheran Home
 Cape Girardeau, MO

Job Summary:

The Home Health Nurse is a professional nurse who coordinates and directs a caseload of home care patients based on the individual patient needs by evaluating the patient for appropriateness of home health and developing the home care plan in conjunction with the physician. The Home Health Nurse travels to a patients home and is responsible for independent management of the Home Health patient population requiring the use of advanced assessment, teaching and decision-making skills. S/he is responsible for ensuring the appropriate referrals to other services are made, interdisciplinary conferencing takes place regularly and appropriate documentation is completed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for a case load of home care clients and the Home Health Nurse
  • Assesses physical, functional, psychosocial, and cognitive status of the home care patient utilizing interview observations and physical exam techniques
  • Assesses the home environment for safety, infection control, and community resource needs
  • Plans with the patient, family and physician for care which is feasible within the physical, financial and emotional resources of the family
  • Communicates with other team nurses and staff as appropriate

Education, Experience, Licenses & Certifications:

  • Registration as a professional nurse in the State of Missouri
  • Valid drivers license and current car insurance
  • CPR Certified
  • One (1) year RN experience required
  • Recent, relevant experience in a Medicare-certified home health agency preferred

$5,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off

The Lutheran Home is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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