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Home Care Nurse

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Completion of accredited school of nursing
  • Current RN licensure in Arkansas
  • One year clinical nursing experience
  • Reliable transportation with valid AR driver’s license and auto liability insurance with increased coverage limits
  • Home health or home care experience preferred

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of nursing procedures and protocols
  • Ability to drive a vehicle and make home visits
  • Ability to conduct an assessment and develop a written plan of care
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, using proper grammar and correct spelling
  • Ability to maintain organized records and files
  • Ability to supervise the work of others
  • Ability to problem solve

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Receives referral and performs initial assessment within required time frame. 
  • Gathers information, e.g., demographic, financial, physical/medical, etc. 
  • Performs assessment of activities of daily living to determine appropriateness for program and needs.
  • Develops a care plan to include services and frequency of services needed.
  • Conducts reassessments within required time frame. 
  • Makes regular visits within required time frame. 
  • Determines general status of client and level of satisfaction with service. 
  • Checks for other means of support in temporary absence of Attendant, e.g., friend, family member, neighbor, church. 
  • Notifies DHS RN if unable to staff within required time frame, or if client goes to the hospital. 
  • Monitors performance and attendance of Attendant through home visits and telephone contact with the client, and direct observation. 
  • Completes admission forms and obtains signatures as required. 
  • Keeps chart current.
  • Documents every contact with client, family member/caregiver, doctor
  • Updates care plan according to recertification date and/or as needs changes

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Is courteous and friendly to all customers both internal and external. 
  • Maintains regular attendance
  • Adheres to scheduled work hours
  • Full time, salaried, plus mileage
  • Location Pulaski County 

 

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