Home Health Nurse - West Lancaster/East York Area

Ephrata, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 58015

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Position Summary:

PTO Bridging and 5,000 Sign on Bonus Eligibility

 

 

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

 

Other Knowledge of and commitment to the practice of nursing in the home; Understanding of and commitment to a holistic approach to patient care with an understanding of family dynamics; Demonstrated clinical, interpersonal, and communication skills; Ability to demonstrate respect and appreciation for other professionals and paraprofessionals and to work cooperatively; Ability to assess, analyze and plan according to need, utilizing the problem solving approach; Willingness to request and accept consultation and direction; Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient and organizational information. Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 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.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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