Weekend Registered Nurse - Home Health
Company: Saint Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem
Posted on: August 3, 2022
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of
its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care. This Weekend registered
Nurse works collaboratively with other members of the
interdisciplinary team to assure delivery of high quality nursing
service in accordance with the physician s orders and with the
agency s programs and policies. Services are provided in the home
and in the patient s place of residence.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Evaluates and performs initial and ongoing comprehensive
assessments on patients referred for home health nursing services.
Determines eligibility for admission, obtains financial and
statistical data, formulates initial care plan according to the
patient s Plan of Care and processes the admission.
- Refers patients to other agency disciplines and to community
resource as needed.
- Assesses, promotes and maintains health of individuals,
families, and the community through teaching, counseling and
appropriate preventive and rehabilitative measures in the practice
- Provides ongoing assessment to determine service frequency,
change in Plan of Care and discharge from service in compliance
with agency policy and philosophy.
- Functions as the designated coordinator of patient care
responsible for assuring the provision of optimum, comprehensive
- Assures care plans are followed according to agency standards
for the provision of quality care, appropriate service utilization,
and compliance with third party payor requirements for
- Communicates with the patient s physician, referral source, and
members of the multidisciplinary team both orally and in writing as
required by the patient s condition and agency policy.
- Maintains and uses patient clinical records, reports and other
written communications according to agency policy and
- Records make clear the goals and plans with emphasis on the
family oriented approach to patient care.
- Records reflect contact with physicians and other agencies as
needed. Documentation is completed per agency guidelines.
- Participates in the development and operation of the agency by
keeping administration informed on changing community needs and
lack of community resources. Participating in the orientation and
guidance of new staff. Interpreting agency service to families and
community groups. Contributing to evaluation of service programs.
Evaluating effectiveness of his/her own service and contributing to
the evaluation of and continuing development of staff members.
- Demonstrates efficient time utilization in the home, in the
office, and in preparation for and travel to and from the
- Performs skills independently according to agency procedures.
Researches and/or obtains needed information prior to the
- Develops and implements clear teaching plans, utilizes printed
material, teaches factual content appropriate to the patient s
diagnosis, patient/caregiver needs and abilities.
- Assumes personal responsibility to keep informed of current
changes and trends affecting nursing care and professional nursing
- Participates in patient-centered unit meetings.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Exertional activity: Occasionally lift and/or carry 100 lbs
Frequently lift and/or carry 50 lbs Stand and/or walk at least 6
hours in an 8-hour work day. Nonexertional activity: Stooping
(bending at the waist) and crouching (stooping and bending at the
knees) required. Frequently handling (grasping) required. Fingering
(fine manipulation) required occasionally. Neat, clean, free from
body odors, conforms to the uniform code. Constant standing and
walking during work periods. Turning, stooping, bending, climbing,
stretching and lifting in the provision of nursing care. Finger and
hand dexterity necessary to handle delicate instruments and other
equipment. Visual and auditory acuity required to provide
comprehensive nursing care.
SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN BY):
Works under the supervision of the Patient Care Manager and
Clinical Coordinator. May supervise licensed practical nurses and
home health aides.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to
patients, families, physicians, and related persons. Ability to
exercise tact, initiative and good judgment in dealing with people.
Communication honors and respects ethnic and cultural diversity
A graduate of an approved school of professional nursing who is
licensed as a Registered Nurse by the state in which practicing,
Baccalaureate degree preferred.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years as a professional nurse in nursing practice or previous
community health experience as a professional nurse preferred.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and
current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the
past seven (7) years, including your present employer.
Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume,
including all work history, education, and/or certifications and
licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a
profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.
Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
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