Home Health Nurse

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 61840

Position Summary:

 

General Summary:

 


Under the general supervision of the Home Health Clinical Manager, provides professional nursing services to individuals in the home through a process of nursing assessment, planning, care and evaluation in accordance with physicians orders, the established plan of care, the patients diagnosis, corporate policy and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act. Carries primary care management functions for assigned patients.

 


Duties and Responsibilities:

 


1 Assesses the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and environmental needs of assigned patients on the initial visit and reassesses same on each subsequent visit.
2 Develops a written plan of care in accordance with the patients diagnosis and family needs, physician orders and the corporate policies and procedures. Coordinates the development of this plan with other disciplines providing care for patient.
3 Uses appropriate disciplines and community resources for optimum patient care.
4 Modifies the written plan of care as necessitated by changes in patients condition.
5 Notifies physician and other care agencies of changes in patients condition and care needs and obtains new orders, as needed.
6 Administers nursing care in accordance with the established plan of care including, but is not limited to, therapeutic treatment, teaching, counseling and supervising patient and/or care givers in performing specific procedures.
7 Performs case management functions, when assigned as primary clinician.
8 Participates in patient care conferences with other members of the interdisciplinary team and recommends patients for such conferences. Documents results, when functioning as the patients primary clinician.
9 Documents observations, assessments, interventions of visits, phone calls and conferences in the patients clinical record on a timely basis and legible manner.
10 Discharges the patient when appropriate, notifying the physician and manager. Instructs the patient and/or family how to access necessary follow-up.
11 Provides both direct care and telephone consultation on a rotating basis, twenty-four hours a day.
12 Provides clinical supervision to the home health aides, licensed practical nurses or volunteer staff, for assigned patients and provides input regarding their performance to the appropriate manager.
13 Assists in the orientation of new staff or continuing education of existing staff as requested.
14 Participates in the student nurse program, as delegated.


Required Skills

 

Qualifications:

 

Note: Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.

 

Minimum Education Associate’s Degree

 

Minimum Experience 1 - 2 years

 

Req Cert/Registration Registration and current RN license in PA

 

Travel required Makes home visits

 

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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)