Registered Nurse
Providence Life Services
 Whiting, IN

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Description

Providence at Home is a division of Providence Life Services, which provides a continuum of healthcare, focused on senior living. We provide home care services in six senior living communities as well as the surrounding areas. Providence at Home is seeking a Full-Time Home Health Nurse in various zoned locations throughout Whiting and northwest Indiana. Areas are assigned based on the nurses home or preferred location.

Summary of essential job functions:

Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(s). Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.

Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.

Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis. Develops a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.

Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs. Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.

Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.

Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.

Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.

Instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care provided every two (2) weeks

Providence Life Services is a certified Great Place to Work employer.

Requirements

Registered nurse with current license to practice professional nursing in the state of Indiana

Must be CPR certified.

Responsible for supervising home health aides.

Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position, or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.