• Home Health Psych Registered Nurse (RN)

    Job Locations US-IL-Palos Heights
    Job ID
    Nursing - Registered Nurse
  • Overview



    The Registered Nurse is a trained professional nurse who administers skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in the home.  May be required to perform OASIS and assess patients within regulatory requirements of OASIS and timelines. This is performed in accordance with the physician’s orders and under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Supervisor. 



    • Assesses assigned case load of home health care patients to identify the physical, psychosocial and environmental needs of patients as evidenced by documentation, clinical records, case conferences, team report, call-in logs, and on-site evaluations. Meets all regulatory and accreditation requirements related to following the Plan of Care.
    • Makes the initial evaluation and re-evaluates the patients nursing needs during each visit. Makes follow up assessments according to OASIS and PPS regulatory guidelines.
    • Communicates significant findings, problems, and changes in condition or environment to the clinical supervisor, the physician and/or other personnel involved with patient care.
    • Reports unsafe condition to the appropriate Clinical Supervisor and physician in a timely manner.
    • Implements the plan for patient safety, using the patient, family, and community resources
    • Participates in the implementation of the plan of care of an assigned case load to ensure quality, continuity of care,and achievement of patient outcomes.
    • Participates in the implementation of the plan of care of an assigned case load to ensure quality, continuity of care, and achievement of patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrates competency in all levels of home health nursing practice


    Caring for Our Own Family – AVAILABLE BENEFITS

    Great Lakes Caring health care professionals are our most important and treasured asset. Without their caring, compassion and commitment to providing absolute superior quality health care services, we would not continue to succeed like we have. The road to better health care starts with a State-of-the-Heart work environment. Therefore, we place a great emphasis on providing resources and benefits that enhance the workplace and the work lives of our team members.


    These benefits include access to:

    • Health insurance plans
    • Flexible spending accounts—medical and dependent
    • Dental plans
    • Retirement savings (401k)
    • Life insurance
    • NURSECAR℠ company car program
    • Travel reimbursement
    • Mobile electronic devices
    • Disability insurance—short and long term
    • Regular bonuses
    • Paid time off
    • Recognition for exceptional performance
    • Annual awards program
    • Special company events and raffles
    • Send Us An Angel employee referral bonus program


    • EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited Certificate, Diploma, Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing.
    • LICENSURE: Current State License as a Registered Nurse. Must have valid driver’s license.
    • EXPERIENCE: 1 year experience as a nurse in a home health environment. 1 year experience in a psychiatric setting preferred.
    • SKILLS: Nursing skills as defined by accepted nursing standards.
    • TRANSPORTATION: Reliable transportation and valid automobile insurance coverage.
    • HEALTH STATUS: Meets all applicable agency policies and procedures related to health screening and required testing.are setting or home health environment preferred.

    Physical Demands

    • Complete required work on a daily basis.
    • Cope with work involving ill, disabled, and dying patients.
    • Sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently. (Must be able to lift 80-100lbs)
    • Move equipment and supplies necessary for job functions.
    • Read, speak and write English in order to fulfill job functions in an understandable way.
    • See/hear or use prosthetics that enable accomplishment of job.
    • Meet the health requirements of the agency.
    • May have possible exposure to infectious diseases.
    • Abide by all occupational safety and bloodborne pathogen protocol to minimize illness and/or injury.
    • Move, support and/or transfer patients as required to perform essential functions of position.


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