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Registered Nurse (RN), Home Infusion (Per Diem) - Manhattan and Bronx, NY

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Manhattan, NY
Date:
05/26/2017
Job Code:
1736146
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Registered Nurse (RN), Home Infusion (Per Diem) - Manhattan and Bronx, NY(Job Number:709334)
Description

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. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Obtain medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition, from the patient and / or family member(s)

  • Conduct a physical examination of the patient, including vital signs, physical assessment, mental status, appetite and type of diet, etc

  • Evaluate the patient, family member(s) and home situation to determine what health teaching will be required

  • Evaluate the patient’s environment to determine what assistance will be available from family members in caring for the patient

  • Interpret nursing and other services of the Agency to patients and families as a part of planning for care

  • Develop and implement the nursing care plan

  • Provide skilled nursing care as outlined in the nursing care plan to include the following: Nursing services, treatments and preventative procedures as ordered by the physician

  • Observe signs and symptoms and report to the physician reactions to treatments, including drugs, and changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition

  • Teach, supervise and counsel 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, make revisions in the nursing care plan as needed, evaluate patient care and progress

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of his / her nursing service to the individual and family

  • Consult with the nursing coordinator for possible alterations of the plan of treatment

  • Submit clinical notes no less often than weekly, and progress notes and other clinical record forms outlining the services rendered as indicated

  • Participate in case conferences

  • Discuss with the supervisor problems concerning the patients and how they may best be handled

  • Cooperate with other agencies providing nursing or related services to provide continuity of care and to implement a comprehensive care plan

  • Continually strive 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

  • Participate in planning and evaluation of the nursing service

  • Maintain an on - going knowledge of current drug therapy

 

 


Job Health Care Delivery (Clin Care)
Primary Location US-NY-Manhattan
Other Location US-NY-Bronx
Organization OptumRx AxelaCare
Schedule 
Number of Openings 1
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