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RN Duties & Responsibilities

The thinking and skill set of a nurse is rooted in how or she views patients; the types of problems he or she solves, and how he or she approaches patient care.

A nurse’s skillset requires the need to learn the specific ideas, concepts, and theories of nursing and the development of intellectual capacities and skills to become disciplined and self-directed critical thinkers.

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree with 1-2 years of recent acute care experience in an institutional setting
  • Must be licensed in the State of Florida as a Registered Nurse.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Home Health experience and knowledge and understanding of Home Health policies and procedures a HUGE PLUS
  • Prolonged or considerable walking and standing. Able to lift, position, or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Visual acuity and hearing to perform required skills.
  • Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills, and nursing skills per competency checklist.
  • Active listening skills and empathy.
  • Physical and mental strength.
  • Bilingual a PLUS
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Reliable transportation

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervises LPNs and HHAs.
  • Communicates with physicians, social workers or other health advisors.
  • Assesses patient health problems and needs, not only physically but also based on psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, economic, and lifestyle factors.
  • Charts observations of the patient’s condition at each visit, including reviewing medication and vital signs.
  • Inspects wounds, change dressings, and handle personal
  • Tests for muscle weakness, bedsores, and any signs of infection.
  • Uses clinical judgment to diagnose the needs of the patient.
  • Makes an initial health evaluation and establishes a care plan for the patient by setting measurable and achievable short- and long-term goals for the patient based on the assessment and diagnosis.
  • Advises patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
  • Documents symptoms and vital signs and maintains medical records.
  • Administers medications and assists with pain management.
  • Educates patients and their families on disease prevention, post-hospital treatment and proper home care.
  • Evaluates patient’s status and the effectiveness of care.
  • Monitors patient health and update care plan accordingly.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in healthcare and attends workshops and lectures as required.
  • Collaborates with doctors and other healthcare professionals to develop improved diets and healthcare plans for patients.
  • Recommends tools or devices that may improve the quality of life for the patient.
  • Monitors patient recovery and compiles reports for the physician.