Vocational Nurse

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 05-30-2013

We are comprised of experienced practice administrators, clinicians, IT/network specialists, programmers, along with hardware and software specialists and other professionals in healthcare. All have worked with a variety of specialties; from startup to providing ongoing support; in both the public and private sectors. We can provide you with superior positioning for electronic medical records, selection, clinical marketing, practice administration, credentialing, feasibility studies, and compliance issues.

Job Descr:

This position provides competent, compassionate care to patients who are experiencing an acute crisis (including actively dying). They provide emotional support for the family and caregivers while closely monitoring the patient. They administer medications to maintain patient comfort as per the patient’s Plan of Care. This position stays in close contact with the RN, making certain that changes in the patient’s condition are communicated clearly and timely. They provide skilled and compassionate nursing care to patients and families in their home or community under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:

Provides skilled Nursing patient care or service within the established Plan of Care.

Participates in Continuous Time Care.

Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, and environment status.

Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding changes in patient status to the appropriate team person (i.e., physician, supervisor, occupational therapist, physical therapist, social worker, nutritionist, or family member.) and provides follow up to assure resolution of an identified problem.

Records observations accurately and concisely.

Maintains patient's medical record in accordance with agency policy.

Implements planned intervention to meet physical, psychological, soical and environmental needs.

Evaluates patients responses to approved plan of treatment and administers medications and performs treatments to assigned patients.

Participates in the Care Team meeting and shares expanded knowledge and skills with other staff members.

REQUIREMENTS:

Prior home health or Hospice experience or one (1) year of recent medical/surgical experience.

Must be able to maintain patient confidentiality at all times and be able to abide by HIPAA rules and regulations

Must be proficient with computers, and hand held technical devices such as Smart Phones



As a hard working healthcare professional, you deserve peace of mind in knowing that your practice is maximizing its profitability with efficiency. We promise to assist you in realizing the growth potential of your practice and maximizing your revenues. We tackle growth profitability issues and feasibility studies. We promise to help you to practice medicine efficiently, profitably, and securely, with little down time.

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