Posted by SmithLife Homecare on 04/27/2020 in Aging in Place
Staff Nurse

Staff Nurse

SmithLife Homecare

Employment Type

Job Description- PART TIME for now Location: Rockville Main office- serving Montgomery County & Washington DC 

Description: This position has primary responsibility for training and supervising caregivers and overseeing client care for SmithLife Homecare. 

Education: Associate Degree in Nursing required; BSN preferred 

Qualifications: Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the Maryland Board of Nursing and the District of Columbia Board of Nursing in good standing. Position requires excellent interpersonal skills and experience in a long-term healthcare setting or Home Health Care. Must be organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to work independently. 

Reports to: Administrator 

Primary Duties: 

1. Oversees delivery of all skilled, personal, and companion care services delivered by 

the agency. 2. Completes all initial assessments for new clients and develops client’s Care Plan to 

detail all daily activities to be performed in the home by Certified Nursing Assistant within 24 hours of admission. 3. Performs all Supervisory Visits to reassess client’s care and draft updated Care Plan every 90 days from initial assessment. In cases where the RN has identified a client with complex care, skilled needs or medication administration is being performed by the agency, Supervisory Visits will be performed at 45 day intervals. Complex needs include a client’s use of high-risk medical equipment (such as a Hoyer lift) or a client with multiple co-morbidities. In addition, a client returning home from a hospital will be assessed within 24 hours of them returning home in case the Care Plan needs to be updated. 4. In addition to the initial and ongoing Supervisory Visits outlined heretofore, the RN will be responsible for performing a new assessment and drafting an updated Care Plan at any time during service that there is a change in condition or when the RN deems an additional assessment is necessary. 5. Assists the Administrator, as needed, regarding decisions to accept clients for 

services or recommend other more appropriate placement. 6. Collaborates with the Administrator to ensure that all client needs are being met. 

SmithLife Homecare Revision Date: 4/24/20 Administrator’s Initials________ 

7. Communicates with the client’s healthcare team, as needed, to ensure care and 

services for the client are coordinated. 8. Reviews client chart documentation, medication administration records, and 

caregiver progress notes and documents any concerns as well as corrective action plan should it be necessary. 9. Ensures that practical competencies of staff have been observed and documented when home visits are performed. In addition, the RN must also coordinate visits to client homes to observe the performance of assigned tasks and document satisfactory performance of those tasks for Home Health Aides or Certified Nursing Assistants. If indicated, the RN is will provide additional training/education to the staff on the performance of those assigned responsibilities and to reassess those skills prior to allowing the aide to perform those skills without direct supervision. 10. Participates in the response to and documentation of any accidents or incidents 

involving a client (such as a fall in the home). 11. If abuse or neglect is suspected, a nurse should, in conjunction with the 

Administrator, open an investigation into the matter and report to appropriate authorities and/or agencies. 12. Oversees and is responsible for the agency’s Infection Control and Continuing 

Quality Improvement Plan. 

About: Growing company, excellent reputation, 3 locations in MD & DC. 

Hours: Generally, 9:00AM to 1:00PM, Monday through Friday. Weekends optional 

FLSA Status: Non Exempt 

Salary Range: $43.00 - $50.00 Per hour 

Contact: Leyla Henderson/Administrator and Karolyn McDonald 

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