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(501) 372-5300 | (800) 482-6359 (TDD)

Registered Nurse - Home Care

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. 
  • 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 make home visits.
  • Ability to conduct an assessment and develop a written plan. 
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, using proper grammar and correct spelling. 
  • Ability to maintain organized electronic 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 AR Choices nurse 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 change.
  • Reviews weekly Santrax report for accuracy. 
  • Practices a supervisory style which contributes to a positive and productive work climate for all employees. 
  • Works within policies and procedures for personnel actions, e.g., performance evaluations, counseling, leave approval, selection, orientation, etc.
  • Regularly meets with staff individually and as a group to provide feedback, problem-solve, and to communicate information. 
  • Regularly utilizes positive reinforcement to develop and motivate employees. 
  • Celebrates achievement of department and staff. 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Is courteous and friendly to all customers both internal and external. 
  • Maintains regular attendance Adheres to scheduled work hours. 
  • Excellent customer service skills are essential Must have excellent computer skill
  • Faulkner County Territory
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