Job Summary
Community Health RN -Homecare
Req. Code2160060421
Date Posted6/4/2021
DivisionHome Care Operations
Department001 Homecare-Home Health Aide
Job Description

Position working in the Bronx

Position SummaryProvides skilled nursing care to patients in their home, including assessment, planning, interventions, evaluating, and coordination of the home plan of care.  Determines patient eligibility for home care services based on agency/Medicare admission criteria.

Principal Responsibilities: 

  •  Admits patients to the agency in accordance with agency admissions policy and regulatory requirements.  
  • Establishes and provides a plan of treatment for the patient based on results of the nursing assessment visit, client needs and physician orders.   
  • Involves the patient and appropriate others in the planning, implementation and assessment of the intervention/treatment program. 
  • Complies with Start of Care Assessment and obtains appropriate admission consents as per agency policy and regulatory requirements. 
  • Submits all admission paperwork within one week of the initial visit. 
  • Provides an initial verbal report to the Clinical Manager within twenty-four (24) hours of the initial visit. 
  • Demonstrates understanding of cultural issues and conducts visits in a culturally sensitive manner.   
  • Provides education to patient/family and paraprofessional staff as appropriate, on plan of care, disease process, medications, universal precautions, infection control, nutrition, safety emergency measures, patients care and community resources. 
  • Provides written instructions and educational materials to the patient as indicated.   
  • Instructs, supervises, and evaluates Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides and Housekeepers in the home setting on initial start and every sixty (60) days/ (90) days.Informs Clinical Manager of inability to supervisor aides timely. 
  • Communicates changes in patient’s condition, changes in treatment/meds, progress towards goals and response to treatment on weekly basis to the Clinical Manager. 
  • In consultation with appropriate disciplines, plans for discharge of the patient taking into consideration goal achievement, and provides for appropriate follow-up or referral.   
  • Documents on an ongoing basis, services provided and response to services/treatment and changes in status relative to the plan of care; and tracks visits and orders for assigned client case load.

Selfhelp complies with all Federal, State and Local laws in regards to wages.
Knowledge, Skills And Requirements

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Nursing from a four-year college or university preferred. 
Homecare experience strongly preferred. 
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Must have current NYS license and registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State. 
Must be able to travel locally by public transportation to make home visits.