Gettysburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 83394

Registered Nurse - Home Health - Adams County - PRN

Renee Kegarise
Renee Kegarise
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

PRN

Day Shift

 

Job Description

Under general supervision, 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

  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 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. Utilizes 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. 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 patient’s 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. 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.
  12. Functions as a member of an inter-disciplinary team, encouraging and maintaining open communications at all times.
  13. 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.
  14. Assists in the orientation of new staff or continuing education of existing staff as requested.
  15. Participates in the student nurse program, as delegated.
  16. Submits patient visit schedule to scheduler and communicates significant changes.
  17. Participates in the utilization review/quality assurance program.
  18. Functions in a cost-effective manner in regards to utilization of time, mileage and supplies.
  19. Meets or exceeds established productivity and quality assurance standards.
  20. Seeks consultation and direction from management personnel as appropriate.
  21. Informs Manager of perceived problem areas related to patient care, corporate management or community relations.
  22. Demonstrates a professional attitude, sound judgment and continuity in interactions with physicians, other health care providers, and community agencies.
  23. Represents the VNA at community activities, as delegated.
  24. Promotes a positive corporate image.
  25. Acquires and utilizes knowledge of community resources.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 year which includes acute care experience
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Required Certification:
    • Registration and current RN license in PA

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