The purpose of positions in this classification is to provide in-home paraprofessional nursing services to patients under the direction of the Patient Care Manager and guidance of the registered nurse assigned to case.
Positions in this classification perform paraprofessional nursing tasks as delegated by the registered nurse.
Job Responsibilities: This listing is not to be construed as all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Travels to patient homes to provide care within the established plan of care. Takes vital signs. Takes and records temperature, pulse and respiration. Performs blood glucose tests. Handles simple wound cares as permitted by certification and policy and procedure. Assists with bowel procedures as permitted. Performs catheter, ostomy, and incontinent cares.
Performs patient positioning, patient transfers, patient ambulation, and range of motion (ROM) tasks. Ensures for patient safety in getting up and out of bed through proper utilization of medical equipment such as hoyer lifts, gait belts, ez stands, walkers, wheelchairs, etc. Reinforces home exercise program set by therapists as ordered.
Ensures for the accurate and timely completion of patient documentation in accordance with established procedures. Completes Aide notes and submits per policy and procedure. Continually monitors and observes patients condition. Reviews any medication changes and pain levels and reports to RN Case Manager. Records and reports changes in the patients condition and concerns to registered nurse. Assists in the coordination of patient care by communicating with other care team members.
Assists patient with personal care tasks including assisting with bathing, dressing, toileting and grooming including shaving, skin care, hair care, nail care, and oral hygiene needs.
Interacts with patients, family members and others. Listens to patients and families questions and concerns and responds in a timely manner. Communicates any patient concerns to the registered nurse.
Performs general housekeeping duties such as making the bed, changing bed linens and cleaning the bath tub and bath area.
Makes meals and/or assists in meal preparation as directed. Provides fluids and snacks as ordered.
Attends safety training sessions and ensures for compliance with safety rules and procedures. Assists in ensuring for patient safety. Identifies and notifies the registered nurse and Patient Care Manager of potential safety hazards involving the patient. Reports any work-related accidents and injuries in a timely manner. Complies with the procedures for documenting and submitting leave and light duty time.
Completes timesheets and submits to supervisor on a timely basis which accurately document visits, services performed, hours worked, mileage, travel and other time worked.
Attends and participates in mandatory orientations, meetings, in-services, and conferences.