|Title:||RN - Home Care - Walkersville, MD|
- Graduate of a program accredited school of nursing required.
- Currently licensed by the State Board of Nursing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland.
- Experienced as an RN with one of the following:
- 1 year of acute care experience.
- 1 year of intermittent home health care experience.
- 1 year of experience in community health or public health nursing.
- 1 year of experience in pediatric care.
- CPR card.
- First Aid card
- Criminal background clearance.
- Reliable transportation.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- I-9 Documentation.
- Social Security card.
- W-4 Federal Income Tax Forms.
- State Tax Forms.
- TB or Chest X-Ray within 12 months prior to hire.
- Hepatitis B series/declination.
- Giving medication as prescribed by a physician.
- Taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, and weight.
- Basic wound care including cleaning and bandaging injured areas.
- Giving injections of medication.
- Taking medical histories.
- Entering information into computer systems.
- Managing IVs.
- Ensuring that patients and their families understand hospital release instructions.
- Supervising CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants)
- Monitoring fluid and food intake and output.
- Moving patients safely.
- Assessing patients’ reactions to medications.
- Assessing patients' mental health.
- Providing emotional support.
- Assisting with daily needs such as bathing and dressing.
- Observation of patients' skin for potential bed sores.
- Work involves exposure to uncomfortable and unpleasant surroundings.
- As an “essential” employee may be called upon to assist with natural disasters and or public health emergencies.
- Work involves exposure to hazardous conditions which may result in injury.
- Works with terminally ill patients.
- Home visits may occur in unsafe neighborhoods and/or unhygienic environments.
- Work may require use of protective equipment such as goggles, gloves, masks, etc. if patient has active TB or to protect AIDS patients from exposure to infection
Report To: Nurse Care Manager