RN Home Health - WellSpan VNA (Lebanon) - PRN

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 46400

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:


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.

 

 

A- Related to Patient Care


1 Assesses the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, safety 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 Utilizes 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. This may include but is not limited to therapeutic treatment, teaching, counseling and supervising patient and/or caregivers 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. Submits documentation according to agency guidelines.
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 as assigned, twenty-four hours a day as directed.

 



B- Related to Staff

 

1 Functions as a member of an inter-disciplinary team, encouraging and maintaining open communications at all times.
2 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.
3 Assists in the orientation of new staff or continuing education of existing staff as requested.
4 Participates in the student nurse program, as delegated.

 

 


C- Related to Corporate Management


1 Submits patient visit schedule to scheduler and communicates significant changes.
2 Participates in the utilization review/quality assurance program.
3 Functions in a cost effective manner in regards to utilization of time, mileage and supplies.
4 Meets or exceeds established productivity and quality assurance standards.
5 Seeks consultation and direction from management personnel as appropriate.
6 Informs Manager of perceived problem areas related to patient care, corporate management or community relations.

 

 

 


 

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

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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