Home Health Registered Nurse

Gettysburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 53370

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Position Summary:

 

 

RESPONSIBLE FOR COVERING FRANKLIN /ADAMS COUNTY - WILL BE BASED OUT OF THE GETTYSBURG OFFICE

 

 

 

General Summary:

 


Under the general supervision, the Home Health 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 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.

 

  This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus and PTO Bridging!

 

 

Required Skills

Pennsylvania RN license required

Basic Cardiac Life Support required

Driver's license in good standing

Child abuse clearances required both FBI and PA Child Line

If out of state Elder Abuse clearances may be required

Strong time management skills

Organizational skills

At least 2 years’ experience in Wound Care, IV, Palliative Care, Acute Care, or Chronic Care to be considered for an interview

Clinical experience in med surg, critical care, or ED

 


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

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

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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