Home Health Nurse (Wellspan VNA Hospice) Lebanon - Full Time (Days)

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 49447

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On Call (Every 5th Weekend) and 1 day during the week

Weekend and Holiday rotation

 

 

General Summary:

 

 

Under the general supervision,The RN 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 patient’s diagnosis, corporate policy and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act. Carries primary care management functions for assigned patients.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

 

The following are essential job accountabilities:

 

 

   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 patient’s 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 patient’s condition.

   5   Notifies physician and other care agencies of changes in patient’s 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 patient’s 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.

 

 

 

 

Department Description:

 

 

WellSpan VNA Home Care provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, home health aid and social work visits to patients who require intermittent health care in their homes.  Care is primarily focused on short episodes (6-8 weeks) of recovery after the surgery, the onset of a new diagnosis or the exacerbation of an existing condition, and is ordinarily covered by insurance.  Employees work together to provide exceptional, quality care to members of the York and Adams County communities as well as Lebanon and Lancaster Counties, via direct patient care or support services enabling the care to be provided.

Required Skills

 

RN License in Pennsylvania

BSN required

BLS

Certification in Hospice/Palliative Care preferred


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 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 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

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

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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