Amatus Health Care, LLC
JOB DESCRIPTION: Registered Nurse (Full Time)
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Nursing
Nursing care is in accordance with the client’s plan of care, and includes
comprehensive health and psychosocial evaluation, monitoring of client’s
condition, health promotion and prevention, coordination of services, teaching
and training activities and provision of direct nursing care and other duties
as deemed necessary.
Conducts the admission of the patient when necessary.
Obtains a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present
condition, from the patient and/or
As needed, performs comprehensive assessment to include OASIS, evaluation of
home situation to
determine what health teaching will be required and services needed.
Develops and updates the plan of care in consultation with the physician and
all clinicians who
perform the comprehensive assessments for the client.
Participates in the patient’s discharge planning process.
Provides skilled nursing care as needed in accordance with the plan of care.
Supervises and evaluates the Home Health Aide Care Plan in conjunction with
establishing the aide care plan.
Supervises that the aide supervisory visits are conducted every 14 days and
when necessary, performs such supervisory visit.
Prepares and presents patient’s record to the Clinical Record Review Committee
Cooperates with other agencies providing nursing or related services to
provide continuity of care and
to implement a comprehensive care plan.
Continuity strives to improve 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.
Supervises that LVN supervisory visits are concluded monthly and when
necessary, performs supervisory visits. Also, supervises communication with
LVN is documented twice monthly concerning client status.
Responsible for the overall clinical record maintenance to include
documentation filed within 7 days, medication profile updated, timely
orders/plans of care, comprehensive assessments, including OASIS is timely,
May be requested by the Administrator or CEO to fill in for the other nurses
when on vacation or sick and other duties as deemed necessary.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. Must be
licensed in the State as a registered nurse.
Experience: One or more years in a home health agency or hospital setting.
Home health experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledgeable of Medicare and Medicaid
guidelines. Good communication skills and ability to establish good rapport
with other staff members. Working knowledge of home health care and the
principles and techniques of professional nursing and required documentation
Skillful in organization of work and in principles of time management; and
knowledge of management process. Ability to contribute to the quality of care
being rendered through constructive communication with nursing managers and
The ability to drive extensively in a geographic area. Must be able to access
clients’ homes which will not be routinely wheelchair accessible. Hearing
eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical
assessment of the client’s condition and to perform and demonstrate client
care. Physical activities may include, walking, sitting, stooping, standing.
Maximum to minimal lifting of clients and turning clients. On occasion, may be
required to bend, stoop, reach and move client weight up to 250 pounds; lift
and/or carry up to 30 pounds.
Lifting and carrying nursing equipment. Frequent writing and telephone
communication. Must be able to hear
and speak in a manner understood by most people. Must be able to communicate
both verbally and in writing.
Thermometer, B/P cuff, glucometer, penlight, handwashing materials.
Access to all client medical records which may be discussed with the Director
STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:
I have read the above job description and essential functions. I understand
and agree to carry out these responsibilities as assigned. I understand and
acknowledge that nothing contained in this job description may be construed as
limiting the employer’s right to discipline or terminate my employment at any
time for failure to perform satisfactorily. I have not been employed as
Administrator with an agency that was cited with violations that resulted in
enforcement action, or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor as listed in