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Work Schedule: Evenings; On Call
Responsibilities:Registered Nurse exempt, professional position responsible for performing direct patient care, including evaluation of needs and conduction of case and resource management, under the direction of a licensed physician. Provides consistently high quality care to patients in accordance with the plan of care and Agency policies. Uses appropriate case management skills: makes the initial evaluation visit; regularly reevaluates the patient's nursing needs; initiates the plan of care and necessary revisions; furnishes those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill, initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures; prepares clinical and progress notes; coordinates services; customizes care to patient's needs, informing physician, nurse manager, other personnel, and family verbally and in writing as needed regarding changes and progress; counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs; maintains and enhances nursing skills on a regular basis and participates in in-service programs; and supervises and teaches other nursing personnel. Handles medical emergencies calmly and quickly. Communicates regularly with other disciplines involved in care, and evaluates needs for other services, making recommendations when appropriate. Delegates duties appropriately to LPNs and CNAs. Submits accurate and timely documentation of care to appropriate Agency personnel, using laptop computer or correct paperwork. Documents inter-disciplinary communication regarding patients by entering it into medical record. Charts progress accurately, thoroughly and legibly. Meets regulatory agency and pay source requirements to include goals, interventions, outcomes, frequency/duration of care, and other required information. Assists with the supervision of LPNs and CNAs by directly observing care, evaluating documentation and interviewing patient. Reports information back to management through written or phone correspondence.
Minimum Qualifications:Twelve months hospital-based nursing experience as an RN strongly preferred. Six months nursing experience in the last three years, or an acceptable refresher course. Home health experience preferred. Other requirements may vary by case or department needs. Anyone with less than 12 months hospital-based nursing may be subject to an extended probationary review period.Graduation from an approved educational program for Nursing. Active Colorado RN license and current CPR certification required. Adequate nursing knowledge to provide high quality nursing care in an autonomous home care environment, without regular on-site supervision. Understands the concept of working with teams for the enhancement of patient care and of Agency operations. Heavy lifting (greater than fifty pounds) to transfer or turn an adult, with or without assistive devices.

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Established in 1889 and incorporated in 1904, the Visiting Nurse Association provides home care, hospice at home and wellness services across a 14-county area from Boulder south to Pueblo, Colorado. Medical and non-medical home care services are available on an intermittent basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Corporate and community wellness screenings and immunizations, including foot care services for seniors and flu shots, are available by appointment on an individual or group clinic basis.

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