Registered Nurse (RN)

The goal of nursing care in the home is to assist the client and family improve quality of life by helping the client become as independent as possible through the maintenance of the highest level of health possible. Home health licensed practical nursing means assisting individuals or groups of individuals to promote, maintain, or restore optimal health throughout the life process by assessing, reporting, and recording their health status; participating in planning; implementing a strategy of care to accomplish defined goals which may include partnership relationships with therapists, social workers, dietitians, registered nurses, and home health aides; and contributing to the evaluation of care and treatment.


  • Assists in facilitating client care and collaborates with the Program and Operations Manager on the plan of care.
  • Observes, identifies, and documents any signs and symptoms of changes in the client’s physical, emotional/mental/social condition, reactions and medications, and environmental safety factors.
  • Teaches, supervises, and counsels the client and/or caregivers in the home regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of home health care to promote continuity of care.
  • Maintains accurate and timely records and observes the confidentiality of the medical record.
  • Participates in the review of recertification of physician’s plan of care including the writing of nursing appraisals and discharge summaries as requested by the Program/Operations Manager.
  • Attends staff and interdisciplinary staff meetings, nurses’ meetings, and in-services as scheduled.
  • Assists with ambulation and transfers.
  • Assists with range of motion exercises as per the plan of care.
  • Reports immediately to the nurse supervisor any changes in the client’s condition.
  • May participate in the orientation of new nurses accompanying the RN on home visits.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • CDCN reserves the right to change the job description without input from the employee.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and licensed as an RN or LPN.
  • Experience in home health preferred.
  • Required compliance with State of Montana requirements for current licensure as a registered or licensed practical nurse.
  • Completion of self-declaration for Knowledge/Skills/Competency Checklist.
  • Completion of any required competency testing.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent documentation and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and interdependently.
  • Evidence of past negative TB test.
  • Maintain current CPR certification.
  • Other:
    • Complete employment process.
    • Provide references.
    • Comply with OSHA requirements.
    • Adhere to professional/industry standards of practice/care.
    • Uphold professional/industry ethics.
    • Must have a current Montana driver’s license and valid automobile insurance.
    • Must have reliable transportation.


Primarily works in the area where hired. Local area travel will be required, occasional long-distance travel may be requested; the person will be required to provide his or her own transportation. Must have access to a telephone.