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Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician provides nursing care in accordance with the legal scope of practice and within established standards of care, policies and procedures. Demonstrates performance consistent with the Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan of the organization. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice and treats coworkers, patients, families and all members of the health care team with dignity and respect.

Essential Functions:

- Upholds Shuree Home Health Care Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws.

- Performs patient care functions, within the scope of competency, considering age related needs of the patient as prescribed by physician/health care professional(s) following established protocols, policies & procedures.

- Assist medical personnel with special procedures, minor surgical procedures and/or diagnostic exams.

- Assess & monitor patients' condition notify physician/health care professional for disposition.

- Prepare & administer medications as directed by physician order following established protocols.

- Maintain equipment & supplies.

- Identify & arrange for equipment needing repair. - Apply principles of aseptic technique & infection control as directed by the Infection Control Manual.

- Monitor patient flow & assign/direct other ancillary personnel as needed.

- Provide medical information & education to patients, following established protocols & guidelines.

- Document pertinent patient information, assessment & nursing procedures following established protocols.

- Maintain patient confidentiality.

- Perform other duties as directed.

- Patient/Care Procedures

- Explain purpose & process of examinations, tests & medical procedures to patients, following established guidelines.

- Instruct patients on general health & basic self care procedures.

- Review, explain & clarify physician orders with patient.

- Instruct patient in use of home equipment.

- Administer patient first aid.

- Apply basic orthopedic devices, as ordered by physician.

- Apply & remove dressings.

- Execute treatments such as urinary catheterization, bladder irrigations, suction procedures & throat irrigations.

- Follow standard infection control procedures.

- Administer enemas.

- Initiate emergency procedures (including basic CPR) & provide emergency patient treatments.

- Lift patients.

- Monitor patient vital signs.

- Monitor patients for bleeding.

- Observe machine monitors.

- Administer inhalation therapy.

- Participate in development of nursing care plans.

- Perform surgical preps.

- Prepare & position patients for procedures.

- Prepare patients for physical examinations.

- Provide therapeutic care as ordered by physician.

- Rinse & clean instruments & equipment.

- Sterilize instruments & equipment.

- Arrange for equipment repair & maintenance.

- Maintain clean work area.

- Monitor supply of oxygen & gas tanks.

- Complete laboratory, radiology requisitions & specialized test forms.

- Notify appropriate personnel of abnormal lab test results.

- Answer member inquires.

- Observe patient condition for reactions during & after procedures.

- Remove sutures following established protocols.

- Respond to Code Blues.

- Take & record patient vital signs, height, weight, etc.

- Obtain specimens from patients (urine, stool, etc.).

- Perform venipuncture & finger sticks to obtain blood samples.

- Prepare specimens & specimens for lab analysis.

- Perform urine tests (tablet or dipstick.)

- Perform vision screening using Snellen chart.

- This job description is not all encompassing

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