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Home Health Registered Nurse
09-30-2016



Provide skilled and non-skilled nursing services to home care and hospice patients in accordance with nursing standards and regulatory rules. These functions include assessment, procedures, teaching, case management, documentation and supervision of non-skilled personnel. Provide evening, on-call and weekend staffing as required by Home Care. Act as an advocate for the patient and family to ensure comfort, relief and hope.

 

Job Requirements

  • Seek and obtain sufficient information necessary to function effectively in the healthcare setting where assigned
  • Provide professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process
  • Delegate to team members focusing on areas of expertise and professional strengths
  • Respond timely to phone calls from field staff, payers, physicians, clients and families
  • Revise Plan Of Care as client condition changes
  • Maintain communication with other disciplines to coordinate the POC
  • Assure supervision of the home health aide is done every 2 (two) weeks
  • Participate in QA activities as assigned
  • Assess and evaluate client's status by:
  • Providing an accurate, complete comprehensive assessment at admission, re-certification, change of condition, return from hospital inpatient stay and discharge
  • Developing, reviewing and implementing the POC
  • Regularly re-evaluating client needs
  • Provide instruction as appropriate
  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician
  • Initiate and apply appropriate preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative nursing procedures and techniques
  • Maintain communication regarding client care with the physician, supervisory personnel, and other disciplines
  • Complete, maintain and submit accurate and relevant documentation of client's condition and care provided according to procedures
  • Use supplies and equipment effectively and efficiently
  • Observe the client for changes in condition, discuss changes with the team leader, client or family/caregiver, and promptly report changes to the appropriate physician
  • Assist the client with meeting the activities of daily living and facilitate the client's efforts toward self-sufficiency and independence
  • Teach the client and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate to meet their physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and safety needs; provide medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with clients and families/caregivers
  • Maintain client confidentiality according to agency and HIPAA policy
  • Provide and maintain a safe environment for the client
  • Assist the client's family/caregiver and other health care personnel in providing continuity of care
  • Supervise the LPN and ancillary personnel and delegate responsibilities when required
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings and education programs as required

 

RN Case Manager

  • Maintain caseload based on work status
  • Prepare written communication and attend Case Conference –QOW
  • Facilitate follow-up and resolution of “visit book” problems for case load
  • Review HHRG with Supervisor/Oasis Analyst prior to 485 mailing
  • Review all Admits/Recerts/Follow Up with team to set up plan
  • Manages own schedule and patient assignments to assure continuity to meet client's needs
  • Manage cases in assigned geographical area utilizing team members, aides, and other disciplines
  • Assign visits to team nurses if unable to see own client
  • Oversee client schedule to assure all visits are assigned
  • Audit charts on a regular basis for completeness, accuracy and compliance
  • Follow up on hospitalized clients at least weekly by phone to determine if client still remains admitted to facility

 

Mentor

  • Assist with organization and time management
  • Perform clinical skills assessment with documentation of competency
  • Ensure opportunities of learning are utilized
  • Assist with the development of communication and problem solving skills
  • Provide constructive and timely feedback regarding progress to both the mentee and the supervisor on a weekly basis
  • Maintain a formal and supportive relationship for 3-6 months, determined by the level of competency and comfort as agreed upon by both the mentor and mentee and the supervisor, then monthly thereafter for the next six months

 

  • Successful completion of an accredited Registered Nursing program; current license through the State of Michigan Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse
  • Two (2) years of nursing experience with current home health and/or hospice, medical, surgical, or critical care experience preferred
  • **Wellspring Lutheran Services, Registered Nurse, RN, Geriatric, Senior Services, In Home Care, Healthcare**

 

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Job Type:
Full-time

Location:
FRANKENMUTH,

Salary:
[n/a]

Date available:
[n/a]

Company:
Wellspring Lutheran Services

Company Description:
For over a hundred years, hope has been drawn from a proven, Christ-centered source, a source dedicated to changing lives, strengthening families and transforming communities. We are Wellspring Lutheran Services. Our mission springs from this deep source — as old as the scriptures — equipping us to bring life-giving solutions today to those who thirst for hope. You can be confident that as we work together you will see positive outcomes. So, please take a moment to learn how we can engage with you to fill a need in your life or in the lives of people you care about

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