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Home Health RN - PRN

Ancora Home Health & Hospice LLC Wasilla, AK

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Home Health Nurse (PRN)

Ancora Home Health and Hospice is committed to living up to its name, which means to provide hope, refuge and support in the care we offer our patients. In order to do that, we need qualified and caring candidates like yourself!

Job Description: Home Health RN

Job Type: PRN

Pay: $40-$45 per hour

Reporting Relationship:

Supervised by: Administrator/Clinical Manager

Positions Supervised: Home Health Aides

Inter Relationships: Patients, family, case conference and other health care team members

Job Summary:

A Registered Nurse (RN) works directly with patients to provide skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and the patient's personalized plan of care. Must also maintain compliance with federal and state regulations, reimbursement guidelines and Ancora policies and procedures.


Educational/Degree: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing

Training/Licensure: Currently licensed as a registered nurse to practice in the state of Alaska

Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgements. Ability to supervise others appropriately. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes. Completes Hospice training program.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience as a registered nurse, preferred.

Active patient contact within the past three years, preferred.

Job Factors:

Physical Requirements:

Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in transferring of a 100-pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state required tests and examinations.

Mental Requirements:

Must be able to work independently, make judgments based on assessments and data available and act accordingly. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress and demonstrate emotional stability.

Working Conditions:

Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.


Must have a current valid driver's license, auto liability and reliable transportation.

Essential Functions:

-Regularly assesses and reassesses the nursing needs of the Hospice patient.

-Provides dietary counseling.

-Provides Home Health nursing services, treatments and preventive procedures.

-Initiates nursing procedures appropriate for the patient's Home Health care and safety.

-Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and case conference members about providing care for the patient.

-Teaches, supervises and counsels the Home Health patient and family members about providing care for the patients.

-Supervises and trains other nursing service personnel.

-Develops and re-evaluates the patient/family care plan in conjunction with case conference to meet needs and maintain continuity of care.

-Performs specific nursing procedures as needed (e.g., treatments, management of symptoms) following doctor's orders.

-Attends team conference.

-Maintains records as required by Home Health.

-Follows the policies and procedures of Home Health. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient-related information in compliance with HIPAA.

-Always communicates to the supervisor if unable to meet a patient's need or perform a procedure.

-Participates in the on-call system and is responsible for providing on-call coverage when unavailable for assigned duties.

-Maintain skills and knowledge.

-Works with an interdisciplinary group concept of patient care.

-Coordinates the implementation of the plan of care for patients residing in SNF, NF, ICF or MR.

-Organizes work schedule and utilizes time management to be able to attend all required meetings.

-Complies with agency infection control policies and protocols.

-Assist with orientation, teaching and training as requested.

-Other duties as assigned by the Director of Home Health.

Ancora Home Health & Hospice LLC


Wasilla, AK
99654 USA



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