Job: Home Health RN

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Posted: 11/10/2017

Job Status: On Call

Job Reference #: 1133

Job Description

Home Health RN

  • Location: CO, Thornton
  • Schedule: Per Diem
  • Department: 174 - IHH Medicare Cert
  • Facility: PINN - InnovAge Home Health - Thornton
  • Date published: 26-May-2017
Job Description

Job Summary

The Registered Nurse provides skilled nursing care in accordance with InnovAge policies and all applicable regulations to participants and performs related administrative tasks for InnovAge.

Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities

Functional Category: Participant Nursing

  • Estimated Percent of time Spent 100%
  • Triages participant and staff phone calls to s to determine priority of care and routes accordingly.
  • Schedules outside appointments for participants when necessary.
  • Assists in the examination, testing and treatment of participants.
  • Completes certification/recertification orders and discharge summaries
  • Implements orders written by primary care physician(s).
  • Instructs participants and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.
  • Schedules specialist and other appointments for participants and assists in hospital admissions.
  • Performs general nursing care on participants including administering prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Documents all necessary information and maintains participant medical record(s) and fulfills agency charting and reporting requirements.
  • Administers medications, provides training in self-administration of all non-scheduled medications and monitors medication compliance.
  • Provides health counseling to participants and their families on an individual or group basis.
  • Assists in the examination, assessment, evaluation testing and treatment of participants.
  • Observes, records, and reports participants condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians
  • Completes and submits OASIS assessments, reassessments, and transfers, resumptions of care, discharges and significant change in condition in accordance with Agency defined time frames.
  • Supervise the LPN/LVN every 30-days and supervises the HHA/CNA every 14-days (or per regulatory requirements) and teaches other nursing personnel.
  • Takes on-call duty nights, weekends and holidays, as assigned
  • Perform nursing care to clients in their place of residence.
  • Assess and re-assess participants to determine individual needs and to ensure the least restrictive environment.
  • Assesses participants to determine change in condition that necessitates a change in level of care and coordinates the plan of care with Home Care resources.
  • Assist the Home Care Manager in the development of processes to support the Home Care licensed and non-licensed nursing staff.
  • Delegate tasks necessary to complete projects, performs audits to ensure project compliance and reports results of audits and compliance to the Home Care Manager.
  • Compile information related to participant satisfaction with I.H.S. staff performance and will initiate resolutions within the scope of practice and job description in collaboration with the Home Care Manager.
  • Ensure that all orientation check lists have been completed for newly hired Home Care staff.
  • Meets with newly hired staff on a regular basis to ensure that they are adjusting to the role and making progress. Reports progress to Home Care Manager for follow-up.
  • Completes and submits OASIS assessments, reassessments, and transfers, resumptions of care, discharges and significant change in condition in accordance with Agency defined time frames as appropriate
  • Ensure that quality care is delivered by home care team to site participants via periodic participant/caregiver inquiry, intermittent review of care plan, and trending of data from various reports/supervisory visits in collaboration with the Home Care Manager.
  • Additional work functions and duties may be assigned
Job Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions



  • Associates degree in nursing

Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation

  • Current State issued Registered Nurses License required.
  • Current CPR certification or the ability to obtain CPR certification is required.
  • Require personal transportation, current state issued drivers license, good driving record and auto insurance as required by law.

Work Experience and Qualifications

  • A minimum of one year working with the frail or elderly is required.



    • Bachelors degree in nursing

Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation

  • Certification as a Gerontological Nurse

Work Experience and Qualifications


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