Skilled Nursing

The registered nurse plans, organizes, and directs home care services and is experienced in nursing, with an emphasis on community health education/experience. Some essential job functions include the following:

 

  • Completing an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs
  • Providing a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illnesses
  • Initiating the plan of care and making necessary revisions as patient status and needs change
  • Developing a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions.
  • Administering medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician
  • Communicating with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reporting any changes in the patient’s conditions
  • Detaining and receiving physician’s orders as needed
  • Participating in on-call duties