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Wound Care RN/Case Manager

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION The purpose of a Registered Nurse in Home Health Care is to assume ongoing assessment, care...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County

4/16/2021

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Job Description

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION

The purpose of a Registered Nurse in Home Health Care is to assume ongoing assessment, care planning, documentation of progress, and accountability, for his/her assigned patients within the home health care system. Manages on-call as scheduled in a consistently responsible manner.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

You are delegated the authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary to carry out your assigned duties.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Duty 1: Uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care in order to provide for the unique physical and emotional needs of each patient including care for patients with wound or skin needs.

Duty 2: Provides consultation and direct assistance to nursing staff and assists staff in maintaining current knowledge in management of patients with altered skin integrity, complex wounds, and fistulas.

Duty 3: Collaborates with physicians, case managers, and other health professionals in assisting and meeting needs of patients including those with altered skin integrity, complex wounds, and fistulas.

Duty 4: Demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to provide disease/diagnosis age specific care to the patients served with Bridge Home Health and Hospice.

Duty 5: Establishes and maintains communication/collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team and patient’s primary 

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS
* Possesses a R.N. licensure for the state of Ohio.
* Worked a minimum of 1-2 years of general nursing experience.
* Commitment to and knowledge of the philosophy, mission and goals of the agency and standards and regulations governing it.
* A valid driver’s license is required (if you do not have a valid Ohio driver’s license you must obtain one within one year of your residency in the state) and you must also meet BVHS’s company fleet policy requirements.
* Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
* Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status. Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area’s policies and procedures.
* This position is classified “at risk” for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)

PREFERENCES
* Homecare work experience preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires a full range of body motions with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, and standing. The associate will be required to walk for up to one hour a day, sit for four to six hours a day and stand for one hour a day. The individual must be able to lift twenty to fifty pounds and reach work above the shoulders. The individual must have good eye-hand coordination and fine finger dexterity for simple grasping tasks. The individual must have excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The individual must be able to operate a motor vehicle for business travel and community involvement.

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