RN- Home Health, WellSpan VNA- York (Fulltime, Days)

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 48921

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General Summary:

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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

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 1,200 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

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)

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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