Facility Registered Nurse (RN)
Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Posted on: September 20, 2023
The Facility Registered Nurse (RN) is a full-time employee working
36+ hours per week (average) in our Pediatric Day Health Centers.
The Facility RN is responsible and accountable for maintaining
quality in the planning, assessing, implementation and evaluation
of nursing care. Provides education and training to the parents and
family, as needed. Assists in supervising the activities of LPN and
Essential Job Functions
--- Performs an initial assessment of the patient on admission and
assists in developing an individualized nursing care plan to
address the specific needs of the patient.
--- Monitors and documents patient's status through on-going
observation and assessment.
--- Identifies patient care priorities which result in quality
--- Implements physician's orders and communicates any changes in
patient status to the primary physician.
--- Documents in nursing progress notes the nursing care rendered,
including but not limited to, patient's condition, changes in
patient status, communication with the physician, changes in
treatment plan and patient/family teaching.
--- Coordinates all aspects of care required by the patient from
other health care disciplines to provide quality care.
--- Fosters and maintains a collaborative relationship with the
interdisciplinary health team.
--- Assesses the family dynamics, strengths and weaknesses,
particularly in regard to the patient's medical condition and
--- Provides teaching, counseling and support to families in an
effort to facilitate adjustment to their child's medical problems
and/or developmental status.
--- Evaluates and updates nursing care plan/treatment plan,
establishing new goals according to patient progress.
--- Maintains awareness of and complies with company policies and
--- Acts in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act while complying
with company policy and procedure.
--- Maintains professional, supportive and responsive interpersonal
--- Supervises and maintains responsibility for all nursing care
provided by LPN staff and unlicensed personnel.
--- Coordinates and supervises care given by other health
--- Participates in case management conferences, staff meetings and
--- Demonstrates initiative, ability to problem solve and makes
appropriate nursing judgments.
--- Reflects current knowledge of trends, research and recent
advances in the care of the medically complex child.
--- Assists in orientation of new employees, acting as a resource
--- Maintain awareness of available resources and the process by
which to access them.
--- Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisory staff.
--- Maintains patients/family confidentiality.
--- Coordinates activities appropriate to age group and handicaps
based on growth and development.
--- Able to administer oxygen and/or aerosol treatments; able to
administer and monitor intermittent/continuous feedings; able to
administer medications as ordered; able to start a peripheral IV
and administer medications via the IV site or port; able to
supervise the preparation of meals and snacks.
--- Aware of pediatric emergencies and the interventions
--- Capable of opening and closing the center as needed based on
--- Completes Annual Skills Lab, Mandatory in-services and required
state specific CEUs.
--- Current license as a registered nurse in the state.
--- No disciplinary board action related to nursing license.
--- Demonstrates knowledge of home ventilators, apnea monitors,
oxygen, trachs and trach care, suctioning, special feedings,
G-tubes, N/G tubes, J-tubes and IVs.
--- Current Basic Life Support Certification.
--- Evidence of negative TB skin test of X-ray.
--- Satisfactory criminal records check.
--- Knowledge of quality care for medically complex children.
--- Must be able to adhere to confidentiality standards and
professional boundaries at all times
--- Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful
--- Strong commitment to clinical excellence
--- Ability to train and supervise staff
--- Ability to interact comfortably with culturally and
linguistically diverse families
--- Attention to detail
--- Time Management
--- Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution
--- Excellent organization and communication skills
--- Leadership skills
--- Quick-thinking and astute decision making skills
--- Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English
--- Must be able to walk into the center and be able to ride in a
vehicle when transporting patients to and from their residence
approximately 50% of the work week.
--- Physical activities including standing, lifting or assist in
lifting the patient for feeding, changing and emergency
--- Patients weighing up to 25 pounds - frequently, 80 - 90% of the
--- Patients weighing 26 to 49 pounds - occasionally, 20 - 30% of
the work day
--- Patients weighing in excess of 50 pounds - with assistance
only, 5 - 10% of the work day
--- Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, squat and generally
demonstrate flexibility to play, render treatment, rock, hold or
transfer children from beds/cribs to floor, bathe and assist in the
restroom approximately 90% of the work day.
--- Must be able to see with visual and listen with hearing acuity
to sufficiently monitor lights, sounds and alarms on applicable
equipment as well as patient pulse and respirations.
--- Must have sufficient strength and manual dexterity to safely
operate equipment, including grasping and manipulating small
objects, approximately 80 - 90% of the workday.
--- Must be able to discern changes in temperature or texture by
--- Must be able to respond to unanticipated emergency situations
in the center by providing physical support to the suddenly weak or
disabled patient, as needed approximately 25% of the work week. Due
to spontaneous nature of children, sudden movements and physical
agility may be necessary to protect the patient.
--- Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments
which may involve exposure to latex or other sources of allergic
response and that cannot always be controlled by the employer.
--- Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments
which may involve exposure to allergens and other various
--- Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious
--- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative
Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to
all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna complies with
applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in
employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and
training.CCPA Notice for Job Applicants, Contractors, and Employees
Residing in California As an employer accepting Medicare and
Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related
requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required
vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or
religious reasons as appropriate. Notice for Job Applicants
Residing in California
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