Class: Registered Nurse-Home Health
Salary: $21.00 per hour (negotiable with experience)
Characteristics of the Job: provide 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.
Education/Experience: One year of Registered Nurse experience
Special Requirements: Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state. Must have telephone accessibility, have reliable transportation, and have a valid driver’s license. Criminal background check required and drug screening.
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. 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 participates in utilization review for quality of services.
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