Responsible for all activities related to assigned visits and
communicating changes to the primary Registered Nurse. Oversees the
primary needs of the patient, including assessment of patient and
plan of care, and implementation of prescribed interventions.
Performs all scheduled visits and collaborates with members of
the interdisciplinary team as necessary.
Conducts thorough physical, psychosocial and environmental
assessments of assigned patients and updates plan of care where
appropriate and as a result of visit finding. Follows a care plan,
which identifies problems (nursing diagnosis) and evaluates
outcomes within a certain time frame.
Communicates with physicians to confirm and update patient's
plan of treatment that may be necessary as a result of assigned
visits. Communicates those changes to the primary registered
Provides on-going assessment of patient response to treatments,
medications and teaching and applies interventions as appropriate.
Updates and revises care plan as indicated.
Schedules patients and case conferences with primary registered
Assists with the discharge planning process according to agency
standards and utilizes interagency/system and community resources
to assure continuity of care after discharge.
Accurately documents and updates patient records according to
agency, state and federal guidelines.
Communicates problems to physicians and primary Registered
Nurse, and clearly states plans, actions and goals so that changes
are reflected as they occur.
Follows published policies and procedures and regularly monitors
changes or additions to them.
Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties,
which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper
Saturday and Sunday 8am-8pm with rotating holidays. Provides
visits for hospice and palliative patients as well as phone
guidance and triage.
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team
member practices, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare
Providers certification issued by the American Heart
Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless
department leader has determined it is not required, and
A valid drivers license issued by the Division of Motor
Driver license issued by the state of Illinois.
Associate's Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 2 years of experience in nursing.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Proficiency in clinical skills with the ability to work under
direction and make sound judgments.Excellent communication (written
and verbal) and interpersonal skills.Ability to develop rapport and
maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of
patients, staff and physicians.Demonstrated ability to effectively
make critical, independent decisions.Good organization,
prioritization and problem solving skills.Ability to multi-task
with frequent interruptions.Must possess and provide proof of a
valid Driver License and a registered, functional car with adequate