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Roper St. Francis Healthcare RN Home Health-PV in Charleston, South Carolina

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse's primary function is to plan, provide, supervise and coordinate care to patients with an array of injuries, diseases and compromised health states. The Registered Nurse provides

comprehensive skilled nursing services to qualified patients in their homes so that the stated goals and objectives of the agency can be achieved. The nurse works with minimum daily supervision or support while performing interdependent practice in the field.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

Experience: One (1) year of professional nursing experience in an acute care setting is preferred. Home health experience is desired.

Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of South Carolina or holds a current compact/multi-state license as a Registered Nurse in a recognized NCSBN Compact State and is not a permanent resident of SC. Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card.

Primary Source Verification (if applicable): Nursing- SC Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR): http://verify.llronline.com/LicLookup/LookupMain.aspx- or compact RN state licensing board.

Knowledge/Skills: Demonstrates comprehensive physical assessment skills. Demonstrates ability to implement the nursing process and principles of teaching and learning. Demonstrates good organizational and time management techniques. Specialty Areas: Demonstrates competency and skills appropriate to the specialty area, i.e., IV Therapy, Pediatrics, etc. Competency and verification of skills may be required when applying for specialty practice.

Other: This position requires operation of a vehicle for Roper St. Francis Healthcare business. Due to this job requirement, the selected candidate/employee must possess a valid, current driver's license. In addition, the selected candidate/employee must be insurable under the Roper St. Francis Healthcare vehicle insurance plan, which will be verified by reviewing licensure and driving record.

Contacts: Patient/family contacts in the home and various community settings. Contacts with other health care professionals, community agencies, and agency personnel.

Work Demands/Environment:

Frequent standing. Frequent walking. Frequent lifting/moving patients. Intermittent lifting, moving or carrying up to 50 lbs. Intermittent pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs. Frequent use of finger/hand dexterity. Frequent reaching with hands/arms. Frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling. Frequent driving. Corrected hearing and vision to normal range. Exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue. Possible exposure to infectious materials, communicable diseases and/or other conditions common to a healthcare environment. Requires work under stressful conditions, deadlines, or irregular hours. May be required to take call and/or work weekends/holidays based on the needs of the department. Ability to read and comprehend. Possible exposure to unclean environments, toxic substances, pharmaceutical preparations, hazardous and unsafe driving conditions, and other conditions common to delivery of health care in the community.

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