Home Health Nurse-Wknds - $6,300 Bonus Eligible
Posted on: January 16, 2020
HOME HEALTH REGISTERED NURSE CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION
The purpose of positions in this classification is to provide
skilled nursing care to home care patients in accordance with the
established plan of care.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
This listing is not to be construed as all-inclusive. Other duties
may be required and assigned.
- Travels to patient homes and provides skilled nursing care
within the established plan of care. Provides direct patient care
including performance of tasks such as taking vitals, performing
wound care, IV care, ostomy care, blood draws, injections, and the
physical assessment of the overall patient's medical condition.
Reviews, sets-up, and administers medications as necessary per the
established plan of care. Continually evaluates the patient's
condition and the effectiveness of treatments, plan of care,
medications, and therapies.
- Conducts patient admissions and discharges as assigned. Ensures
patients assessments and reassessments are completed in a timely
and accurate manner.
- Works in collaboration with RN Case Manager and other patient
care team members to assure coordination of care is provided to
attain desired outcomes. Communicates with RN Case Managers and
other members of the patient's care team on the patient's
condition. Contacts and consults with the physician regarding the
plan of care. Provides regular updates on the patient's condition.
Communicates significant changes in patient condition.
- Documents visit notes, treatments, and care. Records and
reports symptoms and changes in patient's condition. Verifies that
physician orders are complete, accurate and cover the care and
visits provided. Ensures orders are obtained prior to service
delivery. Documents any verbal orders and follows up to secure
written orders. Ensures required visits are completed in a timely
manner. Follows-up to ensure notification and documentation of
missed visits is provided in accordance with proper procedures in a
timely manner. Documents patient refusal of visits or care.
Initiates and documents timely discharges.
- Provides information, instruction and education to the patient,
patient family members and caregivers in proper care. Verifies that
instructions are being followed and carried-out.
- Responds to calls from patients, family members and others and
provides appropriate follow-up to address needs, issues, or
- Assists in assigning and monitoring the work of Home Health
Aides and Licensed Practical Nurses. Monitors and reviews the
provision of care provided by the HHAs and LPNs and communicates
concerns to the RN Case Manager and supervisor. Provides
instruction and training as necessary.
- Completes and submits timesheets or time logs to supervisor on
a timely basis which accurately document hours, mileage, travel and
other reimbursable and non-reimbursable time worked.
- Attends safety training sessions and ensures for compliance
with safety rules and procedures. Identifies and notifies
supervisor of potential safety hazards. Reports any work-related
accidents and injuries in a timely manner. Complies with the
procedures for documenting and submitting leave and light duty
- Attends and participates in mandatory meetings, in-services,
- Assists with audits as requested.
- Conducts Home Connections as assigned for SSM Health at Home.
Travels to patient homes and conducts a health coaching visit
following a patient's discharge.
- Regular and reliable attendance at work.MARGINAL JOB DUTIES
- Sets up and monitors telehealth monitors.MINIMUM EDUCATION AND
EXPERIENCE Associates degree in Nursing with one to two years
progressively responsible home care nursing experience or any
combination of education and experience that provides equivalent
knowledge, skills or abilities. Prior acute care, triage, or other
nursing experience may be considered in lieu of home care
Current State of Wisconsin RN licensure required.
This position requires travel to patient homes and meeting
Must maintain a valid Wisconsin driver's license.
Must maintain an acceptable driver's record per company policy.
Must maintain proof of current auto insurance.
Must have access to a vehicle in good working condition.
Requires evening, weekend, holiday, and on-call
Requires conduct of 25 visits/week, 5 visits/day or 1.66
hours/visit (based on a 8 hour work day, 40 hour work week).
LOSS OF LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION
Any loss of licensure or certification may affect employment
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