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RN-Weekend -Home Care - Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 8 am - 4:30 pm

RN-Weekend -Home Care - Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 8 am - 4:30 pm

Requisition ID 
2017-748801
Category 
Nursing
Position Type 
Part Time
Shift(s) 
Days, Holidays, Weekends
Department 
HC Skilled Nursing
Location 
US-MO-Saint Louis

More information about this job

Overview

We’re a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

 

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We’re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.

 

Why Join Home Healthcare?

Home Healthcare nursing specialty affords an opportunity to practice in a setting within a community where autonomy and coordination of care are the focal points.  Keeping patients safe at home, avoiding hospitalizations, and helping them return to an optimal level of functioning are at the heart of Home Healthcare nursing.  Nurses in Home Healthcare find their practice to be autonomous and challenging, giving them many opportunities to put their assessment and teaching skills to exceptional use.   Home Healthcare is unique in that nurses and other healthcare professionals can care for patients one-on-one in the comfort of their own homes.  Being flexible and adjusting to change are characteristics that a home healthcare nurse needs.  Schedules allow for some flexibility based on the nurse’s caseload, patient preferences and skills needed and have less work on weekends and holidays.  

This is a weekend position and the required shifts are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8 am - 4:30 pm.  Please be sure you can commit to this schedule each week. 

Responsibilities

Provides professional skilled nursing care to patients which includes initial nursing assessment and assessing patient mentally and physically on each visit and reporting to physician when appropriate.

Develops plan of care in collaboration with physician’s orders and establishes realistic and measurable goals, updating goals when necessary. Evaluates effectiveness of the care plan frequently.

Performs procedures and treatments with proper techniques and has adequate knowledge of medications’ actions and effects. Complies with standard nursing policies and procedures. Uses equipment properly to give treatments. Practices cost containment with time and supplies. Supervises LPN and aide as applicable.

Instructs and explains plan of care to patient and family, teaching as needed to encourage self-care. Uses additional services and community resources as appropriate. Plans and prepares patient and family for discharge.

Consults with Physician, patient, caregiver, and other health care professionals regarding coordination of treatment, goal development and response to treatment. Reports on patient at patient care conferences. Identifies need for other disciplines.

Documents accurately and timely patient treatments, care, evaluation, and progress, and communicates with other staff members.

Participates in Quality Improvement activities, inservices, patient care conferences, workshops and seminars. Assumes responsibility for continuing education and maintaining current knowledge.

Assess home situation for possible patient abuse.

Assists with orientation and training of other staff members.


Position Qualifications:

  • We require a nursing degree from an accredited school, BSN preferred.
  • Licensure: Current state licensure. Valid drivers license.
  • Basic life support training through American Heart Association
  • Must have at least 1 year of nursing experience; strongly prefer experience with homecare or acute care.  
  • Must be confident in your IV skills.
  • EMR experience helpful but not required. 
  • Basic computer skills and a working knowledge of Windows, Word and Outlook.
  • Other: A broad range of assessment skills for a multiple range of medical diagnoses and chronic health issues is needed. Critical thinking skills are especially important for nurses working in the patients homes away from the resources of a hospital setting. Being a good listener and effective teacher are also important to help plan needed care and education. Written and verbal communication skills are helpful in the coordination of care among services including physicians, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social worker, and home health aides. Employee has regular contact with agency staff members, physicians, hospital staff and general public. Employee regularly handles confidential information.

For any questions about this position, please contact Lindsay Ahrens at 314-364-4739.  

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

 

Getting respect doesn’t come easy in healthcare. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

 

 

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

 

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care-that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

 

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