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.
This is a PRN (as needed) opportunity to support Jefferson County and surrounding areas for Mercy Home Care Nursing. Thank you!
Why Home Health?
Join a team of professionals dedicated to bringing the Mercy Mission into the homes of patients and their caregivers.
As a Mercy Home Health nurse, the opportunity to combine clinical expertise with the latest technology in the home setting will expand your critical thinking skills and sharpen your technical skills. Be a part of the growing field of Home based care, where one on one education and disease management afford patients and caregivers the ability to survive and thrive in the home setting!
Get a glimpse of Mercy Home Health Nursing:
Responsible for providing skilled nursing services to patients in their homes under the direction of a physician. Must assess, plan, implement, document, evaluate and teach patients needs and care.
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.
Participates in weekend, holiday and on-call 24-hour call schedule.
Other: Employee will have the 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. 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.
Preferred Education: Bachelor degree in Nursing preferred.
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, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
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.