SUMMARY Provides skilled nursing visits to Home Health and Hospice patients in the home setting under the direction of the nurse case manager assigned to the patient. This is accomplished by the utilization the nursing process of assessment, planning and implementation of care, including patient/family instruction and evaluation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Provides skilled nursing care to patients and families based upon a systematic evaluation, directed by nurse case manager and as authorized by a physician. Responsible for pertinent observation and evaluation of physical and psychological status including changes in condition and or reactions to treatments and medications. Assures continuity of care through effective communication and information exchange and or case conferences with other disciplines, community health, support and social agencies. Promotes optimal health care and quality of life through teaching, counseling appropriate interventions and referrals. Responsible for assigned skilled nursing Home Health and Hospice care visits, assigned continuous care hours, limited on-call coverage and crisis management.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Current Montana License- Registered Nurse Current CPR
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
10 Kruger Road / PO Box 768
Plains, MT 59859
Phone: (406) 826-4982
Fax: (406) 826-4992