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Registered Nurse - Home Care, Per Visit

Company: Nuvance Health
Location: Danbury
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

  • This is a per visit (per diem) Registered Nurse for Home Care*

Summary:

Provides professional care to patients utilizing the nursing process in collaboration with other health care team members. Works on a per diem basis.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provides assessment of physical, emotional socio-economic needs and environmental needs of patients and their families.

  2. Identification of problems utililizing patient data base, nursing process and physician's plan of treatment.

  3. Develops a plan of care and interprets to the patient and family the implications of the diagnosis and the nature of treatment consistent with the physician's plan of treatment.

  4. Observes, evaluates and reports to the physician the patient's physical and emotional condition; reaction to drugs or treatments. Interprets to the physician social and physical factors in the environment, which affect physical care.

  5. Assesses health status through observation, interview and analysis. Counsels families in basic principles of wellness and applies information for related fields such as nutrition, safety, education, mental health and dental care.

  6. Performs screening and diagnostic procedures according to the approved medical policies, procedures and competency levels of the Danbury VNA. Assists the physician with examinations and treatments in those clinics in which the Agency participates.

  7. Interprets findings of tests to individuals or families and makes appropriate referrals. Obtains laboratory specimens when indicated. Gives preventive immunization or treatments under medical supervision.

  8. Attends required continuing education courses.

  9. Participates in Quality Management Program.

  10. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:

Required:

Minimum Experience: zero to six months

Desired: Nursing certification, BSN. Experience in a qualified home health agency.

Location: Danbury-100 Saw Mill Road

Work Type: Per Diem

Work Schedule: 8 hour shifts

Work Shift: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Org Unit: 607

Department: Registered Nurse

Exempt: Yes

Credentials:

Essential:

  • Registered Nurse

Education:

Essential:

  • Associate's Level Degree

Working conditions:

Essential:

  • Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
  • Significant occupational risk
  • Extremely heavy effort. May exert > 125 lbs. of force
  • Significant exposure to dirt, odor, noise, human waste, etc.

Nuvance Health and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Keywords: Nuvance Health, Danbury , Registered Nurse - Home Care, Per Visit, Other , Danbury, Connecticut

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