Determines patient eligibility, plans, provides, delivers or supervises coordination of services. Maintains and adheres to governmental regulations. Ensures optimum quality of care consistent with Agency practice in relation to the Agency goals and objectives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned
Determines patient eligibility as established by the LTHHCP criteria, which may include a home visit for assessment purposes.
Collaborates with physician/patient/family to establish and revise as necessary patients' coordinated plan of care.
Provides nursing care according to the prescribed treatment plan.
Visits patient at home with Human Resources Administration (HRA) staff for assessments and reassessments.
Assesses the patient's condition through observation of patient's appearance, inspection of wounds, auscultation of heart and lung sounds, and palpitation.
Administers nursing procedures in the home, which may require physical adaptation by the nurse due to limitations in the home environment.
Ensures cost effective provision of services.
Provides supervision and instructions to ancillary staff.
Documents accurately the patient care and services rendered according to Agency protocol.
Keeps informed of any changes within the program that would affect patient care.
Keeps informed of community resources and abreast of changes in Medicaid program and home care legislation.
Coordinates and schedules patient assignments to nursing field staff to ensure that adequate patient coverage is maintained which may include scheduling nursing field staff for weekend/holiday assignments.Assists in orientation and/of guidance of new staff members (professional and non-professional, nursing students and volunteers).
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A Bachelors Degree in Nursing and two years of nursing experience including one year in a LTHHCP or CHHA setting; or Associates degree in nursing and three (3) years of nursing experience including one year in a LTHHCP or CHHA setting; or a satisfactory combination of education and experience.
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