Class: Local Health Nurse II – Home Health
Salary: $15.79 – 19.96/HR (negotiable with experience)
Characteristics of the Job: Provides preventive, therapeutic, restorative and intermittent skilled nursing services, which are significantly difficult, to individuals in their place of residence under limited supervision and at a fully prepared level. Client problems range from the simple to extremely complex. The nurse would be responsible for the total management and evaluation of care for the individual, would supervise Local Health Nurse I Home Health nurses and provide training for home health aides.
Education/Experience: One (1) year of Registered Nurse (RN) experience.
BSN or Master’s Degree in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education or Public Health may substitute for the one (1) year experience.
Special Requirements: (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.) Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state.
Examples of Duties or Responsibilities of the Classification: Conducts comprehensive initial nursing assessments; determines program eligibility, needed services and payer source. Develops an individualized plan of care in consultation with the client’s physician and other appropriate agency personnel. Completes review of medications; assesses pain management and need for health care equipment/technology. Provides intermittent skilled nursing services, as ordered by the physician. Obtains specimens, as ordered, and submits to State Lab utilizing appropriate Laboratory Services Guidelines. Identifies health risks and implements risk reduction strategies for self and others according to agency policy. Conducts or participates in team meetings/case conferences to evaluate client’s response to care; alters the care plan; and makes referrals to other community agencies. Develops/conducts educational counseling/teaching activities for the individual clients and families. Provides thorough documentation and submits appropriate reports, as required. Provides increasing leadership and supervision; participates in utilization review for quality of services; may mentor LHN I HH nurses.
The local health departments do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex age disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. EOE