Onward Healthcare Skills Checklists

Congratulations on your decision to apply for a travel nursing position with Onward Healthcare! Before we can offer you a nursing employment opportunity, an electronic skills assessment must be completed. From the nursing skills checklist below, please locate the list that matches your specialty and complete the online form. Be sure to review your information thoroughly before clicking the submit button. Thank you!


Home Health Skills Checklist

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1. No theory and/or experience
2. Limited experience/need supervision and/or support
3. Experienced/minimal support needed to perform
4. Proficient/can perform independently
 
CARDIOVASCULAR
1 2 3 4
 
ACS/Post MI
 
Heart Failure
 
Post Cardiac Surgery
 
Cardiac Auscultation (Rate/Rhythm)
 
Peripheral Pulse/Circulation Checks
 
PULMONARY
1 2 3 4
 
Asthma
 
COPD
 
Pneumonia
 
Lung Cancer
 
Pulmonary Emboli
 
Auscultate Lung Sounds
 
Oxygen Administration
 
Oxygen Safety
 
Oro/Nasotracheal Suctioning
 
CPAP/BiPAP
 
Ventilator Management (Specify):
 
NEUROLOGICAL
1 2 3 4
 
CVA
 
Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia
 
Parkinson's
 
Degenerative Neurologic Disorders (ALS, MS, etc.)
 
Brain Tumor
 
Brain Injury
 
Para/Quadriplegia
 
Seizure Disorder
 
Level of Consciousness/Neuro Changes
 
ORTHOPEDICS
1 2 3 4
 
Joint Replacement
 
DVT Prophylaxis/Recognition
 
Incision Checks
 
Staple Removal
 
Fractures
 
Cast/Brace
 
Amputation
 
Arthritis
 
Assistive Equipment/Lift Devices
 
In Home PT/INR (Specify):
 
GASTROINTESTINAL
1 2 3 4
 
Nutritional Assessment
 
Colostomy/Ileostomy Management
 
Fecal Incontinence/Diarrhea
 
Bowel Obstruction
 
GI Bleed
 
Post GI Surgery
 
Hepatitis Liver Failure
 
NG Tubes
 
Feeding Tubes
 
Feeding Pumps (Specify):
 
Drainage Devices
 
RENAL/GENITOURINARY
1 2 3 4
 
Hemodialysis
 
AV Fistula/Shunt
 
Peritoneal Dialysis
 
Post Bladder Surgery
 
Post Prostate Surgery
 
Urostomy
 
Urinary Incontinence
 
Bladder Catheter Insertion/Maintenance
 
Suprapubic Catheter Insertion/Maintenance
 
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
1 2 3 4
 
Diabetes
 
Hyper/Hypoglycemia
 
Diabetic Skin Assessment
 
Cushing's / Addison's Disease
 
Thyroid Disease
 
Insulin Pumps
 
Glucometers
 
WOUND/SKIN CARE
1 2 3 4
 
Braden Scale
 
Pressure Ulcer Prevention
 
Pressure Ulcer Staging
 
Pressure Ulcer Management
 
Burns
 
Wound Care
 
Wound Cultures
 
Wound Vac
 
ONCOLOGY
1 2 3 4
 
Risk for Infection
 
Symptom Management
 
Side Effects of Treatment
 
Terminal Disease
 
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
1 2 3 4
 
MRSA
 
VRE
 
C. Difficile
 
HIV
 
Tuberculosis
 
Isolation Precautions
 
PHLEBOTOMY/IV THERAPY
1 2 3 4
 
Peripheral Venipuncture for Labs
 
Start IVs
 
Peripheral IVs
 
PICC/CVP Lines
 
Venous Access Ports
 
Infusion Pump Set up and Management
 
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PSYCHIATRIC
1 2 3 4
 
Cognitive Disorders
 
Mood Disorders
 
Schizophrenia/Psychotic Disorders
 
Medication Compliance
 
WOMEN'S HEALTH/MATERNAL-INFANT CARE
1 2 3 4
 
Pregnancy Related Complications
 
Fetal Heart Tones
 
Contractions
 
Post Partum Mother/Baby Visit
 
Newborn Care
 
Phototherapy
 
Breast Feeding Support
 
PEDIATRICS
1 2 3 4
 
Growth and Development
 
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
 
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
 
Cystic Fibrosis
 
Muscular Dystrophy
 
Spina Bifida
 
Spinal Surgery
 
Sickle Cell Disease
 
Trach Care/Suctioning
 
Ventilator Management
 
Ventilator Type (Specify):
 
PAIN MANAGEMENT
1 2 3 4
 
Verbal/Nonverbal Pain Scales
 
Response to Pain Management Interventions
 
PCA Pump
 
Epidural Cath/Site Monitoring/Pump
 
Non-Pharmacologic Pain Measures
 
PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE
1 2 3 4
 
Palliative Symptom Management
 
Pain Management/Response
 
Family Support/Teaching
 
After Death Protocols
 
MEDICATIONS
1 2 3 4
 
Alzheimer's Medications
 
Antiarrhythmics
 
Antibiotics/Antivirals
 
Anti-Depressants
 
Anti-Hypertensives
 
Anti-Psychotics
 
Anti-Seizure Medications
 
Benzodiazepines
 
Calculation of Pediatric Dosages
 
Coumadin
 
Diuretics
 
Enoxaparin
 
Inhaled Medications
 
Nebulizer Medications
 
Insulin
 
Opioid and Non-Opioid Analgesics
 
Oral Chemotherapy
 
Oral Hypoglycemics
 
Oral & Topics Nitrates
 
Rivaroxaban
 
Sedative/Hypnotics
 
Steroids
 
HOME HEALTH
1 2 3 4
 
Intake/Admissions
 
Case Manager
 
Case Load - Pts/Day(specify)
 
Supervise LVNs/HHAs
 
Medicare/Medicaid
 
Long/Short Term Disability
 
Private Insurance
 
Telephonic Assessments
 
Management of Complaints
 
APS Reports
 
OASIS
 
Diagnosis Coding
 
Document Plan of Care
 
Clinical Assessment Documentation
 
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1 2 3 4
 
National Patient Safety Goals/Core Measures
 
Safety Assessment
 
Fall Assessment and Prevention
 
Patient/Family Teaching
 
Age Specific/Population Based Care
 
EMR
1 2 3 4
 
Allscripts
 
Cerner
 
Epic
 
HomeCare Home Base
 
McKesson
 
Meditech
 
Other Computerized Documentation System
 
 
EMR Conversion
 
CERTIFICATIONS
 
BLS
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ACLS
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PALS
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OASIS Training: Specify 
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Coding Training: Specify 
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IV Certification
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Wound Care Certification: Specify 
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Other: Specify 
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Other: Specify 
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Home Health Skills Checklist, version 2

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