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Home Health Visit Nurse

Company: UW Health Care Direct
Location: Middleton
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Join our Home Health Agency team today! We're offering a $5,000 onboarding bonus for registered nurses who join our team, as a token of our appreciation for your dedication and expertise. Apply today to start your rewarding career with us!UW Health Care Direct has been an affiliate of UW Health since 1994. In July of 2020 UW Health Care Direct (formerly known as Chartwell Midwest Wisconsin) officially consolidated all community- based home health services to Chartwell from UW Health and Unity Point Health leading to the establishment of UW Health Care Direct. UW Health Care Direct is dedicated to providing home health care services in the Dane County area, ensuring the highest quality of care for the community.How does competitive pay, over 3 weeks' vacation accrual in first year and a great benefit package sound to you!?Benefits Include:Health, Dental, and Vision coverage - Competitive premiums!401K matching - we match 100% on the first 3% you contribute and then match 50% on the next 2% you contribute!Employee Assistance Program - A great resource when facing different situations in life! Confidential!PTO - Generous PTO! 8.92 hours accrued biweekly for a fulltime position (80 hours per pay period)Flex Spending AccountDependent CareShort Term Disability - Employer Paid!Long Term Disability - Employer Paid!Basic Life Insurance & AD&D - Employer Paid!Voluntary Life InsuranceBenefits take effect the first day of the following month you are hired! 401k eligibility starts one month after all other benefits!POSITION SUMMARYThe Home Health Visit Nurse coordinates and directs care based on individual patient need. This position is responsible for providing care for the home health patient population requiring the use of advanced assessment, teaching, and decision-making skills. The nurse is responsible for ensuring that appropriate referrals to other services are made, and appropriate documentation is completed. The Visit Nurse provides support by completing necessary patient visits and home health admissions when appropriate. They are responsible for evaluating the patient's appropriateness for home health and developing the home health plan in conjunction with the physician. They educate patients, families, caregivers, and community providers to safely deliver needed health services. The Visit Nurse works with the RN Case Manager to plan and implement patient services and ensure these services are effective in maintaining patient wellbeing and safety. This job description applies to both scheduled and per-diem Visit Nurse roles. The minimum scheduled role is 0.5 FTE and the minimum work expectation for a per-diem role is 1 shift / month.ESSENTIAL JOB KNOWLEDGEPerforms comprehensive assessments of physical, functional, psychosocial, and cognitive status of the home health patient utilizing interview observations and physical exam techniques.Assesses the home environment for safety, infection control, and community resource needs.Plans with the patient and family for care which is feasible within the physical, financial, and emotional resources of the family.Establishes individualized, measurable goals in consultation with the patient, family, and other health care providers.Anticipates home health needs and seeks a wide range of community resources to facilitate problem solving.Establishes individualized, measurable goals in consultation with the patient, family, and other health care providers.Anticipates home health needs and seeks a wide range of community resources to facilitate problem solving.Sets priorities of home health visits, adapting to the changing needs of the home care patients and families.Works collaboratively with the inter-disciplinary team and multiple community resources to best meet the needs of the home health patient and family.Evaluates patient's responses to care based on a continuing assessment and analysis of nursing intervention and alternatives.Facilitates and participates in formal and informal interdisciplinary care conferences to address the needs of complex patients.Always maintains an updated EHR for each patient and meets required regulatory deadlines.Participates in and assists in the ongoing development of home health policies, procedures, standards of care and documentation systems.Initiates interdisciplinary collaboration to positively impact the outcomes of health care provided to patients and their families in the community.Involves the patient and family in the plan of care, incorporating their cultural, spiritual, and other belief systems.Assists leadership in identifying potential clinical practice issues and contributes to the development of specific plans to improve home health patient outcomes.Demonstrates knowledge of research findings related to home health nursing by implementing current practice standards.Incorporates changes in clinical practice to reflect new advances and ensure effectiveness of planned interventions.Successfully completes initial and ongoing organizational and department education, training, and competency requirements.Infection Control: Understands, demonstrates, and follows organizational infection control guidelines (CDIC).Quality: Focuses on improving processes and champions efficiency in daily work activities.Safety: Promotes a culture of safety by taking accountability for individual actions, including but not limited to, promptly reporting errors or near misses via the organization's occurrence reporting system and participating in developing improved safety processes, as appropriate. (ADM015, ADM016, OPS044, Mission Statement).Performs other duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTSLicenses:State of Wisconsin Driver's LicenseState of Wisconsin Registered Nurse LicensureEducation:Bachelor's degree in registered nursing preferred.Experience:Minimum of one year of recent experience in nursingExperience and strong knowledge base in home health nursing preferredMiscellaneous:CPR/BLS certification required.Current IV therapy skillsExperience with wound/ostomy careLearn more about UW Health Care Direct on our Career Site: UW Health Care Direct - UW Health - Remarkable CareersMission Statement: As healthcare providers, we expect to be the best at what we do and do what is right every time. We hold ourselves accountable to safety, service, and compassion. Through these values, we strive to make a difference in the lives of our patients and employees.

Keywords: UW Health Care Direct, Madison , Home Health Visit Nurse, Healthcare , Middleton, Wisconsin

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