The staff nurse / per diem is a registered professional nurse who administers skilled nursing care to patients requiring professional nursing service and teaches and supervises the family and other members of the nursing team. Each staff nurse performs nursing services for residents within the licensed areas serviced by the company or those counties deemed contingent by the Department of Health. These services are performed in accordance with the physician’s orders and under the direction and supervision of the RNM or DON.
This position will cover all of Broward County. Must be able to work up to 20 hours per week. Minimum on-call requirement of at least 2 nights per month. Must have Pediatric experience. Previous home health experience is preferred.
- Obtaining a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition, from the patient and / or family member(s)
- Conducting a physical examination of the patient, including vital signs, physical assessment, mental status, appetite and type of diet, etc.
- Evaluating the patient, family member(s) and home situation to determine what health teaching will be required
- Evaluating the patient’s environment to determine what assistance will be available from family members in caring for the patient
- Interpreting nursing and other services of the Agency to patients and families as a part of planning for care
- Developing and implementing the nursing care plan
- Provides skilled nursing care as outlined in the nursing care plan
- Nursing services, treatments and preventative procedures as ordered by the physician
- Observing signs and symptoms and reporting to the physician reactions to treatments, including drugs, and changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition
- Teaching, supervising and counseling the patient and caregivers regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient at home
- Charts those services the staff nurse has rendered to the patient, changes noted in the patient’s condition and / or family and home situation, makes revisions in the nursing care plan as needed, evaluates patient care and progress
- Evaluates the effectiveness of his / her nursing service to the individual and family
- Consults with the nursing coordinator for possible alterations of the plan of treatment
- Submits clinical notes no less often than weekly, and progress notes and other clinical record forms outlining the services rendered as indicated
- Participates in case conferences
- Discusses with the supervisor problems concerning the patients and how they may best be handled
- Cooperates with other agencies providing nursing or related services to provide continuity of care and to implement a comprehensive care plan
- Continually strives to improve his / her nursing care by attending in - service education, through formal education, attendance at workshops, conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading
- Participates in planning and evaluation of the nursing service
- Maintain an on-going knowledge of current drug therapy