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TENDER HOME HEALTH

REGISTERED NURSE

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

POSITION SUMMARY:           

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care services through coordination, implementation, and supervision of the patients. The registered nurse develops the Plan of Care and ensures that it is followed by all the staff members providing care for the patient. The Registered nurse participates in quality improvement activities within the agency promoting overall compliance with State and Federal guidelines and professional standards of practice.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Current California Registered Nurse license
  • One year clinical experience
  • Able to travel to prospective patient’s place of residence
  • Able to stoop and bend; must be able to lift and transfer patients
  • Interpersonal skills

ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with a public health, home care, home health care, or hospital background
  • Ability to demonstrate communication, presentation, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Bilingual
  • IVIG Experience
  • Pediatrics Experience

CREDENTIALS:

The following documents are required and must be kept up to date throughout employment. If not kept up to date, employee will not be allowed to return to work until current documentation is submitted.

  • Professional License
  • Driver’s License
  • Car Insurance
  • TB test/Chest X-ray
  • Physical
  • CPR card

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The registered nurse is expected to demonstrate leadership and provide direction to members of the patient care team through case management of patient home health episode of health care.

Case management of patient services includes:

  • Perform initial evaluation, recertification, discharge, resumption of care of patient and follow-up visits when necessary
  • Complete all necessary paperwork needed and submit on time according to policy. Late paperwork will be dealt with accordingly
  • Collaborate with physicians, other agency staff and contract services to coordinate and implement the Plan of Care. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Physician orders/communication
  • Communication notes
  • Communication with field staff (LVN, PT, MSW, CHHA)
  • Communication with patient
  • Communication with office staff
    • Supervise the implementation of the Plan of Care and Core Initiatives delivered to the patient
    • Provide in home supervision of Home Health Aide Services at least every 14 days for patient receiving aide services and document the supervision in the Nursing Visit Record
    • Provide supervision of LVN’s assigned to patient caseload, through direct implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of nursing care and patient’s Plan of Care
    • Re-evaluate the patient Plan of Care at least every 60 days and when there is a change in the patient condition, after a hospital stay, and a time of discharge revising the Plan of Treatment as needed to achieve patient goals.
    • Update the patient’s Medication Record when changes are noted
    • Deliver labwork to the appropriate lab facility
    • Schedule patient visits according to policy and frequency written in Plan of Care
    • Documents direct patient services, coordination and collaboration with physician and other disciplines or provides care for the patient, ensuring document is complete, and complies with acceptable home health standards and Agency policy.
    • Facilitates active and effective communication with team members as demonstrated through leadership of patient case conferences staff education or in services, and timely clinical decisions which provide guidance in the delivery of patient care.
    • Documents in a timely manner and meets professional standards of practice, establishes compliance with state regulations and Medicare conditions of participation.
    • Reviews caseload charts documentation at least every 60 days to ensure compliance. Assesses patient progress and effectiveness of care delivery in meeting patient goals.
    • Provides patients and staff supervision 24 hours a day when assigned on-call
    • Actively participates in agency quality improvement activities
    • Maintains responsibility to develop professional self attend seminars, and identifies self -learning needs, collaborates with agency leaders in meeting learning needs

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