Ft Mitchell, Kentucky
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
3rd shift, part-time, 24 hours weekly
The Visit Nurse is responsible for the provision of quality care to the patient. The Visit Nurse follows the physician’s plan of treatment and the nursing plan of care. The Visit Nurse is responsible for teaching care needs to the patient, family/caregiver, and reports pertinent findings to the Clinical Care Coordinator.
Demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with all patients, families, visitors and other employees regardless of cultural background.
SECTION II – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE – Include Desirable Section
List the minimum knowledge and skills required to begin working in this position and the additional knowledge and skills that are desirable, but not essential.
Education, Credentials, Licenses:
-Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
-Licensed to practice in the state of Kentucky
-Meets contact hour requirements for licensure, including all state-required courses
-Valid driver’s license
-Current CPR Certification (Basic Life Support)
-Must be insurable
Hospice and Palliative Clinical certification.
-Demonstrates independent assessment skills, specific to home care nursing practice
-Advanced knowledge of nursing theory and procedures
-Knowledge of home care nursing practice, standards, policies and procedures
Based on previous work experience demonstrates proficiency in the performance of nursing practice as shown through the nursing process. Has background in pain management and end-of-life care.
Kind and Length of Experience:
2 years of hospital experience.
1 year of home health experience.
SECTION III – MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND END RESULTS
List, in brief statements, the major activities and end results for which this position is accountable. Most positions will have between five and eight major activities/end results. Describe the position so that someone unfamiliar with your position will understand what is done, and why it is done. Weigh each major activity/end result based on its importance relative to the total job (i.e.: 10%, 20%, 45%).
Insert “*” to classify Essential Function
% of Time (must total 100%)
Financial/Clinical: Follows the physician’s Plan of Care for the patient, which includes physical and environmental assessment using the nursing process. Reports changes needed in the Plan of Care to best meet the needs of the patient. Uses medical supplies as appropriate to meet the needs of the patient.
Operations: Follows the schedule provided and communicates with the Team Assistant and the Clinical Care Coordinator any changes in the information gathered throughout the nursing assessment. Participates in the clinical on-call rotation. Completes documentation to support visits, and completes discharge and transfer documentation. Performs assigned supervisory visits for home health aides.
Documentation: Documents pertinent information regarding patient’s condition on appropriate forms. Meets timeframes required for documentation submission. Assures documentation is accurate, complete, specific and meets all state, federal and JCAHO regulations.
Problem Solving: Makes decisions independently regarding patient care and needs during visit. Communicates patient care issues to the Clinical Care Coordinator.
Education/Performance Improvement: Provides education to patient and family on disease process, treatment, medications, and care of patient as appropriate to address patient needs. Keeps current on nursing policies/procedures, medications and pain/ symptom management. Participates in PI, chart reviews and committees as appropriate. Other duties as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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The associate shall follow the applicable safety steps required to perform their duties to ensure safety for themselves and their patients, and be in compliance with Medical Center, State, and Federal safety standards. Examples of such steps may include: performing proper safety procedures and precautions; reporting safety concerns and incidents; using correct lifting techniques and disposing of sharps and infectious waste properly.
For Clinical and related positions – The associate must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit. The associate must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span focused on the assessment, treatment and care of the newborn, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
Required: Employee must successfully complete an orientation process that identifies skills needed to practice in their position and in their job assignment. Skill requirements must be met and maintained to ensure employee competency. This is achieved through an annual review of those particular skills and a work improvement plan for any non-compliant area.
SECTION IV – PROBLEM SOLVING
Briefly describe two or three typical problems this position must resolve to achieve the end results listed in Section III.
1. Client is experiencing severe pain that is increasing in intensity and can no longer take medication by mouth.
2. Family calls at 3 a.m. The patient’s catheter has fallen out.
3. Family calls at 5 p.m. The patient is out of medicine.
SECTION V – SCOPE OF POSITION
Who (by title) does this position report to?
Who (by title) reports directly to this position?
Total number of FTE’s reporting to this position:
Annual operating budget (if applicable):
Other dollar measures of accountability?
SECTION VI – WORKING CONDITIONS
Describe unusual working conditions such as physical effort, exposure to environmental conditions and exposure to hazards.
Position requires physical activities such as walking, bending, stooping, standing, lifting and pulling where there is varying degrees of weight. Exposure to noise and odor pollution as well as to certain chemical elements/agents where safety precautions and measures have been provided; example is blood and body fluids.
SECTION VII – ADVANCEMENT TO NEXT POSITION
Identify the most likely future position(s) of advancement. This position(s) may be a higher level or equivalent level job within or outside the department. Advancement criteria, such as required technical knowledge (skills, education, experience), managerial capabilities, and problem solving skills should also be noted.
Next Likely Position(s):
Meets or exceeds performance standards
Meet or exceed minimum qualifications for next level
Extensive home health regulatory and nursing experience.
Associated topics: ambulatory, bsn, ccu, domiciliary, nurse clinical, nurse rn, registered nurse, surgery, surgical, tcu
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