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Registered Nurse, Acute Care - Acute Care

Company: Amedisys Inc
Location: Temple
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse, Acute CarePartnership with Baylor Scott & White

What You Will Do

Like their hospital counterparts, the Acute Care Registered Nurse (ACRN) will be responsible for starting the patient's care which includes performing a comprehensive nursing assessment, medication reconciliation, safety assessments, and implementing standardized protocols. The difference is that this care is provided in the comfort of the patient's home!

Primary Responsibilities:

* Perform patient assessment and provide care
* Educate patient on their condition, prescribed medications, nursing interventions, and care plan
* Participate in the coordination of services with other disciplines and community resources as needed
* Identify and act on changes in patient's condition
* Evaluate and revise care plans/assessments based on changes in patients and/or their environments
* Document all assessments and interventions
* Collect specimens as required (including phlebotomy)
* Start and manage peripheral IVs, midlines, and PICCs
* Administer medications including IV medications as ordered
* Insert foley catheters as ordered
* Utilize and instruct patient/family on the use of the telehealth tablet used for biometric data capture, patient symptom reporting, and telehealth visits
* Participate in regular case conferences and in-service or special case orientations as needed and participate in on-call rotation
* Other duties as assigned.

Required

* ASN or BSN required.
* Current and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse specific to that state the employee is assigned to work for the company. a. Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) documents the following: The mutual recognition model of nurse licensure allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her state of residency) and to practice in other states (both physical and electronic), subject to each state's practice law and regulation. Nurses must legally reside in an NLC state to be eligible to have a multi-state license.
* 2 years of RN experience required, 3-5 years of RN inpatient experience (preferably in med/surg) is preferred
* Current CPR certification.
* Valid Driver's License.
* Reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance.
* Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer, such as, user names, password concepts, internet, email, navigation of computer desktop, including starting programs, using files, and windows, effective use of navigation buttons and tool bars, ability to self-manage online HR services and online training programs.

Preferred

* BSN preferred.
* 3-5 years of inpatient experience (preferably in med/surg) as a registered nurse is required and within the last 5 years is preferred.
* Experience providing RN services in the home, community, or clinic is preferred.

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Keywords: Amedisys Inc, Temple , Registered Nurse, Acute Care - Acute Care, Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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