SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The staff nurse provides skilled nursing care to individuals and families, based on an ongoing nursing assessment of need. He/She plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care through systematic assessment of health needs and optimum utilization of personnel. Provides care and assistance to patients and families during on-call hours as scheduled.
» Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
» Supervisory experience preferred.
» Current licensure in the state of Kentucky.
» Knowledge of current trends and techniques in nursing practice.
» At least one-year experience in a patient care position in a hospital, nursing home, or related health care facility preferred.
» Ability to read, write and understand English. Effective documentation and oral communication skills.
» Personal qualities of empathy, responsibility, dependability, and intelligence.
» Must demonstrate effective communication skills with team members, clients, and family members.
» Must carry the Kentucky state minimum vehicle liability insurance.
» Must have the ability to work independent of direct on-site supervision.
» Demonstrates leadership and teaching ability.
» Must be able to participate in Federal and State Health Care Programs.
» Must be able to pass Criminal Records Background Check.
» Must be able to pass the Driving Records Check upon hire and annually.
» Must be able to pass the Abuse Check.
» Must be able to pass the OIG Exclusion List Check.
» Must be able to pass the Sex Offender Website Check.
» Must be able to pass the KY Adult Caregiver Misconduct Registry Check.
» Request or deny the Hepatitis B Vaccination.
» Receive a yearly TB skin test.
» Must arrange travel and be able to access patient homes independently.
» Must demonstrate proper use of personal protective equipment and observe universal precautions.
» Is willing to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.
» Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel, visitors, etc.
» May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB, AIDS, and Hepatitis B viruses.