The Clinical Field Nurse provides nursing service necessary to support, maintain and implement Southeastern's home health care program.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(1) Provides direct patient care as allowed by state and federal laws/practice acts.
(2) Identifies clients who have physical and/or psychological impairments through assessment of the client and analysis of records, and helps client/caregivers secure appropriate medical, hospital or needed care.
(3) Helps achieve and maintain continuity of client care by planning and exchanging information with the patient's physician and other community health and social resources as well as intra-agency exchange of information.
(4) Assumes responsibility for supervision of Licensed Practical Nurses and Home Health Aides assigned to the client.
(5) May serve as a case manager as assigned by the Nursing Supervisor.
(6) Assumes responsibility for maintenance of the clinical record according to Southeastern's policy.
(7) Promotes and maintains health of individuals, families and the community through teaching, counseling and appropriate rehabilitative measures.
(8) Assumes personal responsibility to keep informed of current changes and trends affecting nursing care and professional nurse functions.
(9) Represents Southeastern in the community and functions as a liaison with other practitioners.(10) Must attend required approved inservices annually.
(11) Participates in on-call, weekend and holiday rotation as necessary to assure adequate patient care.
(12) Participates in agency's quality improvement activities as needed.
(13) Above duties are meant as a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by field nurses. Staff may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.
(1) Holds a license to practice professional nursing in the state where services are provided.
(2) Baccalaureate degree in nursing, diploma school graduate or associates degree in nursing.
(3) Minimum one year home care nursing experience preferred but minimum one year acute care nursing in hospital or long term care may be substituted.
(4) Ability to read, follow written and oral instructions and document care given.
(5) CPR certification.
(6) Able to work in a team relationship with peers and supervisors as well as the ability to work with little face-to-face supervision on a daily basis.
(7) Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.
(8) Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation.
(9) Empathy for and understanding of the needs of the ill, injured, frail, elderly and
(10) May serve as Nursing Supervisor in the absence of the Nursing Supervisor and as assigned by the Branch Director, Agency Administrator or Executive Director.
(11) Possesses and maintains good physical and mental stamina and health including:
- Negative TB test or chest x-ray upon hire and every two years thereafter.
- Ability to stand for minimum 30 minute intervals.
- Walk on even and uneven surfaces and rough ground.
- Climb at least one flight of stairs carrying 15 pounds.
- Lift 30 pounds from floor to chair and back to floor.
- Push/pull 30 pounds.
- Squat, bend, kneel, reach, twist, crawl, climb.
- Speech is clear and understandable.
- Handle stress of dealing with a variety of client and family situations.
(12) Dependable means of transportation to assignments.
Long Term Care