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Staff Registered Nurse

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Department: PEDIATRIC NURSING
Categories: Allied Health, Nursing
Type: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Schedule: Days

Description:

Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports the organization vision and mission. Uses knowledge of patient's age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through excellence in customer service and performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care. Teamwork, flexibility and professionalism, while important in all functions of the System, are central to the success of the Home Health Team, and are expected in this role. Duties will include covering weekends and team member PTO, requested office tasks, and traveling outside normal work area regions to meet the needs of our patient caseload and the needs of the organization. Scope of Duties Professional nursing service is provided by a registered nurse and includes 1.Initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the client's needs, including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessments at appropriate time points 2.Initiating the plan of care and revising as necessary 3.Providing those services and/or treatments requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill 4.Counseling the client and family in meeting nursing related needs. 5.Initiating appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures 6.Documenting clinical/progress notes 7.Coordination of services to include referrals to other services and informing the physician and other staff of changes in the client's needs 8.Evaluating outcomes of care 9.Supervising LPNs' and home health aides providing services 10.Participating in in-service programs 11.Planning for discharge from service 05/2011

Requirements:

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing Experience: Minimum one year acute care experience, home health experience preferred, qualified individuals will successfully complete the competency assessment. Training: Comprehensive orientation provided License: Currently licensed RN licensure in the State of Florida Other: Competent with all required technology, software and/or equipment used. 05/2011 Job Specifications (Physical & Mental Requirements) External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis. If the requirement is not marked, then it is considered not applicable.

General Requirements (has the ability to.) Sit - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Stand - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Walk - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Drive - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Bend - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Climb - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Kneel - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Crouch - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Twist - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Maintain Balance - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Reach - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Sensory Requirements (has ability for.) Far Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Near Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Color Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Depth Perception - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Seeing Fine Details - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Norm Speech - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Overhead Pages - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Telephone use - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Mental & Emotional Requirements (ability to.) Cope with high level of stress - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Make decisions under high pressure - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Manage altercations - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Concentrate - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle a high degree of flexibility - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle multiple priorities in stressful situation - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Work alone - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Demonstrate high degree of patience - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Adapt to shift work - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Work in areas that are close and crowded - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Hand Manipulation (ability with.) Simple Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Firm Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Fine Manipulation - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Use of Keyboards - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Required Lifting (ability to lift.) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 25 to 34 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 35 to 50 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Pushing/Pulling (ability to push and pull.) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 25 to 34 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 35 to 50 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 51 to 75 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 76 to 100 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Over 100 lbs - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Environmental (may be exposed to.) Infectious Diseases - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Chemical Agents - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly)