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 position 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 payer 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.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demands: Heavy Work Exertional activity. Occasionally
lift and/or carry 100 lbs., frequently lift and/or carry 50 lbs.,
and stand and/or walk at least 6 hours in an 8-hour work day.
Non-exertional activity: Stooping (bending at the waist) and
crouching (stooping and bending at the knees) - required
frequently; handling (grasping) - required frequently; and
fingering (fine manipulation) - required only occasionally.
Important: The functional capacity to perform heavy work
includes the functional capacity to perform medium, light and
Good physical and mental health. Visual and auditory acuity
required to provide comprehensive nursing care.
Inside - Office environment and patient homes.
Outside - Traveling to cases and/or clinics in extreme cold and
heat, wet and/or humid conditions, snow, ice and/or fog.
Hazards - Exposure to contagious disease, road and driving, and
A graduate of an approved school of professional nursing who is
licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State in which practicing, a
Baccalaureate degree preferred.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years as a professional nurse in nursing practice or
previous community health experience as a professional nurse
Northwest territory covering Carbon, Monroe and portions of
Lehigh and Schuylkill Counties
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!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity