Sep 17, 2020

RN - Home Health per diem

  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Santa Monica, CA, USA

Job Description


Providence is calling a Staff Nurse Home Health (RN) (Per diem/Day shift) at Providence Little Company Of Mary Home Health.

This position will provide coverage for the Westside to LA areas.

Please upload a current resume reflecting all professional nursing experience.

We are seeking a Staff Nurse Home Health (RN) a professional nurse who will apply the nursing process to develop and execute an age-appropriate plan of care for assigned home care/hospice patients by coordinating the interdisciplinary team to implement and/or update the patient plan of care according to assessment findings.

In this position you will:

  • Implement and maintain established department, unit, administrative, and clinical policies/procedures for patient care, safety, and infection control
  • Participate in improving organizational performance activities as assigned
  • Conduct initial and ongoing patient assessment with attention to the patient's physical, emotional, psychosocial, functional, home environment, and spiritual needs
  • Develop and implement individualized plan of care for each patient
  • Develop and teach individualized patient education according to assessed learning needs
  • Provide care to patients in the home and consults with other specialists as indicated
  • Assess each patient's clinical condition per unit/dept standards and report changes as appropriate
  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments according to physician orders and/or approved protocols
  • Collaborate and communicate with other personnel and physicians to optimize patient care according to the plan of care
  • Coordinate and provide the necessary equipment/supplies needed for patient care
  • Document in a clear, concise, and organized manner to ensure the accuracy of the medical record to include updating the patient plan of care and medication profile
  • Provide direction to team members to coordinate care of assigned patients and problem-solve patient care issues
  • Assist patient/family in discharge planning and continuity of care after home health, i.e., how/where to obtain supplies, services from community resources, outpatient clinics
  • Orient and educate new employees and students as assigned
  • Prepare patients for scheduled procedures and assists physicians as needed
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to each patient's comfort, safety, and privacy needs
  • Activate the chain of command and to follow through on complaints, incidents, ethical concerns, or unusual occurrences
  • Participate in meetings, case conferences, educational events, license/certification renewals, and professional associations as appropriate to nursing specialty


Required qualifications:

  • Current unencumbered California RN License
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Providers certification
  • Current California Driver License
  • 1 year professional nursing experience

Preferred qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • 6 months experience in home care strongly preferred
  • Public Health Nurse (PHN) licensure

About the ministry you will serve:

As an integral part of the respected Providence Health & Services for over 25 years, our highly skilled healthcare professionals provide a full range of home health and clinical specialty programs to patients experiencing an illness, hospitalization or surgery or, for those receiving treatment for a chronic or acute illness. Providence Home Health embraces everyone from new mothers and their babies to the elderly with chronic health problems.

Our team of health care professionals starts with the patient and his or her physician and may include: registered nurses; certified home health aides; social workers; physical, occupational and speech therapists. Our specialty care includes patient assessment and monitoring; beside protime monitoring; IV therapy; total parenteral nutrition; gastric feeding tube (G-Tube) for long-term enteral nutrition; V.A.C. therapy used to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds, fight infection and enhance healing of burns; pain management; injections; and ostomy management. From same-day referrals and a smooth transition from hospital to home, to attentive follow-up and communication with your own doctor, we provide care and support for you every step of the way to help restore your health to its fullest potential. Our goal is to equip our patients with the education and resources needed to regain and maintain good health.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Home Health Nursing

Location: California-Torrance

Other Location(s): California-Los Angeles, California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 261421