Home Care Nursing - Baystate Health

Req#: R19026
Category(s): Nursing, Home Care Nursing
Full Time / Part Time: Per Diem
Shift: First


As a staff member the Registered Nurse, under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, provides home visits to patients. The scope of service includes assessment, teaching coordination and direct patient care.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Performs a comprehensive assessment of the patient in the home.

2) Formulates the plan of care based on the patient's physical, psychosocial needs, cognitive level, cultural and ethnic needs.

3) Provides competent nursing care to patients/families in accordance with recognized standards of practice following the established plan of care, under the direction of the patient's physician.

4) OASIS documentation is accurate and congruent with the documentation on the 485, the plan of care and throughout the patient record.

5) Demonstrates competence in computerized patient care documentation.

6) Uses point of care laptop in the patient's home as appropriate

7) Observes, evaluates and reports to the Clinical Supervisor and/or patient's physician the physical, psychosocial and environmental concerns effecting patient care.

8) Maintains all patient records according to current criteria established by agency/Wing Memorial Hospital policy.

9) Obtains required orders for changes in plans of care, medications, levels/types of service.

10) Follows agency policy/procedure in the provision of care. Seeks guidance when unclear about policy/procedure.

11) Coordinates/consults with patient/family, other staff members and personnel outside of department as necessary.

12) Provides demonstration visits for home health aides. Documents care to be provided on home health aide care plan. Performs supervisory visits as required.

13) Assists in providing orientation to new staff nurses.

14) Reports patient abuse as required by state mandate.

15) Accepts responsibility for coverage as assigned, i.e. evening nurse and weekend coverage.

16) Accepts responsibility for telephone referrals, patient triaging when delegated by nursing supervisor.

17) Maintains clinical competency by attending in-service programs and apprising Clinical Supervisor, Executive Director of educational needs.

18) Participates in Performance Improvement Activities.

Required Work Experience: 

1) Minimum of one year experience in acute care setting

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) Previous home care experience preferred

Skills and Competencies: 

1) None Listed

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Diploma in Nursing: Nursing (Required)


Registered Nurse – State of Massachusetts

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