Home Health Registered Nurse-RN-San Bernardino

Full time
Located at: San Bernardino, CA
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Job description

Job Description

The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs home care services and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their homes and communities.



Patient Care

  • Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs.
  • Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
  • Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.
  • Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
  • Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions.
  • Includes the patient and the family in the planning process. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
  • Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  • Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan of care.
  • Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.
  • Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor/Nursing Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.


  • Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and at least every sixty days.
  • Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports any changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physician’s orders as required.
  • Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.

Additional Duties

  • Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
  • Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  • Instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care provided every two (2) weeks.



  • Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of California.
  • Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing.
  • Maintains a current CPR certification.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
  • Minimum of two years of experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health or home care nursing is preferred.
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.
  • Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.
  • Management experience not required.
  • Responsible for supervising home health aides.
  • Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position, or transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills.


Required experience:

  • Registered Nurse: 1 year
  • Home Health: 1 year


Required license or certification:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)


Qualification requirements

Experience requirements