Registered Nurse (RN)

Location: Tyler, TX
Job Summary:
Assumes the responsibility for the selection and care of clients in the client’s home through the provision of comprehensive skilled nursing services.

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Registered Nurse, currently licensed in the State of Texas.
  • Graduated from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • A current CPR card preferred, but not required.
  • One year of experience in an acute care setting that requires heart, lung, and complete physical assessment is preferred, but not required. Demonstrated ability or education in the same areas is preferred.

Employer paid insurance option, dental/vision, paid days off, deferred compensation option, and positive purpose-driven work environment.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Know and conform to the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the board’s rules and regulations as well as all federal, state, or local laws, rules or regulations affecting the nurses current area of nursing practice.
  • Provides comprehensive nursing care through the utilization of nursing assessment, diagnoses, and care plans. Uses a systematic approach to provide individualized, goal directed nursing care.
  • Performs nursing assessments regarding the health status of the client and notes changes in the clients physical or emotional status informing the physician and other staff of changes in the client’s needs.
  • Performs initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the client’s needs including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessments at appropriate time points evaluating outcomes of care including planning for the discharge from service.
  • Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as needed.
  • Implements’ nursing care and evaluates the client’s responses to nursing interventions.
  • Promote and participate in client and family education and counseling based on nursing and related needs including counseling the client and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Supervise care of the client provided by others when the RN is administratively or professionally responsible including LVNs, paraprofessionals providing services and assigning home health aides to a specific client.
  • Obtain instruction and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing procedures or practices.
  • Assigns home health aides to a specific client within his/her service area or as directed by the Supervisory RN. Supervises the home health aide every fourteen days or less and documents these visits on a clinical note.
  • Institutes appropriate nursing interventions that might be required to stabilize a client’s condition and/or prevent complications; informs the physician and other staff of changes in the clients needs.
  • Administer medications as defined in the medication policy, and treatments as prescribed by the physician knowing the rationale for and effects of medications and treatments and shall correctly administer the same.
  • Develops and updates the care plan based on the assessment and nursing diagnoses.
  • Makes nursing diagnoses that serve as the basis for the strategy of care establishing priorities and goals for the client and implements plans to achieve them.
  • Coordinate services incorporating other team members into the care of clients referring other services as needed under the direction of the referring physician.
  • Plans, develops, evaluates outcomes of care and implements discharge plans for Agency clients completing discharge change order after consulting with the Supervisory RN and Regional Supervisory RN.
  • Prepares written care plans/assignments for Home Health Aides and updates supervisory visit.
  • Rotates on-call with the other staff RN’s and complies with the policy and procedures for on-call.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Parent/Branch Supervisory RN, Regional Supervisory RN and/or Administrator.
  • Full-time staff nurses are required to make a minimum of 25 visits per week per Agency’s client census.
  • Assists with the orientation and on-going training of nurses and home health aides.
  • Complies with departmental and agency policies and procedures.
April A. Estes
Senior Recruiter
720-439-2609 Direct
this job portal is powered by CATS