Job ID: 290026242  |  Last Updated: 7/8/2021

Registered Nurse - Home Health & Hospice

Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Jamestown, ND
Applicant Contact
Wendy Bahm
HR Generalist & Benefit Specialist
(701) 952-4813

Job Description

Coordinates total nursing care for patients, participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.

Maintains the standards of nursing care and implements the policies and procedures of the hospital and clinical services.
Maintains the standards of nursing care and implements the policies and procedures of the hospital and Nursing Department.
Evaluates patient eligibility, status and current coverage of service requirements. Collaborates with Home Health Manager or designee prior to admission.
Assesses the patient's condition and nursing needs; sets goals; prescribes appropriate nursing action to meet those goals and the physical, psychological, social and rehabilitative needs of the patient, including discharge planning.
Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate person (i.e., physicians) and records those observations accurately and concisely.
Initiates and develops individualized nursing care plans for assigned patients.
Administers medications and performs treatments to assigned patients.
Provides for instruction of patient and family in use of specialized equipment.
Participates in Hospice/HH call rotation consisting of nights, weekends and holidays.
Participates in economical utilization of supplies and ensures that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.
Participates in orientation of new personnel and peer performance evaluations of nursing staff.
Coordinates nursing care of patients when scheduled for therapy or procedures by other departments.
Establishes and maintains communications and utilizes teaching opportunities with patients and other significant individuals.
Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrest.
Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
Participates in staff development programs.
Delegates and supervises Home Health Aide per CMS Conditions of Participation and Nursing Standard of Practice.
The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Work requires a professional level of knowledge acquired by completing an accredited RN nursing education program. Must hold RN licensure from the ND State Board of Nursing for the current year.

2. EXPERIENCE Requires 1 year general Medical/Surgical nursing experience. Preferable 1 year Home Health or Community Health experience.

3. PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS A high level of analytical ability is required in a variety of duties in order to gather and interpret complex data and to find solutions to difficult problems.

4. CONTACTS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Aware of high degree of visibility in community representing JRMC Home Health Agency. Considerable contact with physicians and personnel from other departments and residents of area served.

5. SUPERVISING THE WORK OF OTHERS May be required to plan, assign work to and check the work of 1 to 5 nursing personnel doing related work on the shift. Supervision is provided to LPNs, Nurse Techs, Nursing Aides and Ward Clerks.

6. RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WELFARE OF OTHERS High frequency with which work performed by the staff RN may result in very serious physical or emotional harm to others. It is the responsibility of the professional RN to continuously uphold the highest degree of performance within currently defined and acceptable nursing practice standards.

Independent nursing judgment is often required by the professional RN based on established policies and procedures. Substandard performance in nursing skills or judgment may adversely affect patient care, patient welfare and hospital goodwill.

8. MENTAL/VISUAL EFFORT Must be able to work with terminally ill patients and their families to effectively cope with death and dying. Visual acuity necessary for reading charts and working with medical devices; color perception necessary for interpreting testing procedures involving color comparisons.

9. WORKING CONDITIONS Exposure to patients with infectious diseases, unsanitary conditions within patient's residence. Exposure to elements at higher risk than usual due to extensive travel by car and working in adverse conditions in residences.

10. BACKGROUND Background check is required for this position.

11. OTHER Position requires the individual to provide a vehicle for transportation to and from home visits. Must hold a current unencumbered North Dakota Driver's license and appropriate automobile insurance.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required to personnel so classified.

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JRMC has made a firm and measurable commitment to excellence. A commitment to excellence positively impacts the bottom line while allowing our organization to live out its mission and values. It is our mission to exceed expectations and be THE difference in the lives of those we serve.

It is our vision to make JRMC the best rural hospital in the country for patients to receive care, employees to work and providers to practice.

Contact JRMC Human Resources
(701) 952-4813
2422 20th Street SW, Jamestown, ND 58401
Monday Friday
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

o competitive salary
o immediate benefit package: medical insurance with two plans, life insurance, flex plans, health savings account (HSA), long-term disability
o contributed 401K retirement plan
o paid time off (PTO) including short-term disability
o vision & dental plans
o critical illness & accidental packages
o employee fitness program
o wage increases
o annual service award
o continued education and training

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