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Home Health Nurse-Wknds - $6,300 Bonus Eligible

Company: HHU
Location: Madison
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

HOME HEALTH REGISTERED NURSE CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION

CLASSIFICATION PURPOSE
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 concerns.
  • 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 time.
    • Attends and participates in mandatory meetings, in-services, and conferences.
    • 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 experience.
        Current State of Wisconsin RN licensure required.
        SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
        This position requires travel to patient homes and meeting locations.
        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 responsibilities.
        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 status.

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