Registered Nurse (RN) - PDHC
Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Posted on: September 12, 2020
The PDHC Registered Nurse (RN) is a variable and/or part-time
employee working in our Pediatric Day Health Centers. The PDHC
Registered Nurse (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 ancillary staff.
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 nursing
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
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 necessary.
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 situations
Strong commitment to clinical excellence
Ability to train and supervise staff
Ability to interact comfortably with culturally and linguistically
Attention to detail
Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution
Excellent organization and communication 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
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 conditions
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. Associated topics: cardiothoracic, hospice,
infusion, intensive, intensive care unit, maternal, mhb, neonatal,
nurse rn, surgical
Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Harrisburg , Registered Nurse (RN) - PDHC, Healthcare , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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