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Home Health RN (Wellspan VNA)

WellSpan Health Services

Home Health RN (Wellspan VNA)

Ephrata, PA
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

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    Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Weekend & Holiday rotation

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Under the general supervision of the Home Health Clinical Manager, provides professional nursing services to individuals in the home through a process of nursing assessment, planning, care and evaluation in accordance with physicians’ orders, the established plan of care, the patient’s diagnosis, corporate policy and procedures and the Nurse Practice Act. Carries primary care management functions for assigned patients.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1 Assesses the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and environmental needs of assigned patients on the initial visit and reassesses same on each subsequent visit.

    2 Develops a written plan of care in accordance with the patient’s diagnosis and family needs, physician orders and the corporate policies and procedures. Coordinates the development of this plan with other disciplines providing care for patient.

    3 Uses appropriate disciplines and community resources for optimum patient care.

    4 Modifies the written plan of care as necessitated by changes in patient’s condition.

    5 Notifies physician and other care agencies of changes in patient’s condition and care needs and obtains new orders, as needed.

    6 Administers nursing care in accordance with the established plan of care including, but is not limited to, therapeutic treatment, teaching, counseling and supervising patient and/or care givers in performing specific procedures.

    7 Performs case management functions, when assigned as primary clinician.

    8 Participates in patient care conferences with other members of the interdisciplinary team and recommends patients for such conferences. Documents results, when functioning as the patients primary clinician.

    9 Documents observations, assessments, interventions of visits, phone calls and conferences in the patient’s clinical record on a timely basis and legible manner.

    10 Discharges the patient when appropriate, notifying the physician and manager. Instructs the patient and/or family how to access necessary follow-up.

    11 Provides both direct care and telephone consultation on a rotating basis, twenty-four hours a day.

    12 Provides clinical supervision to the home health aides, licensed practical nurses or volunteer staff, for assigned patients and provides input regarding their performance to the appropriate manager.

    13 Assists in the orientation of new staff or continuing education of existing staff as requested.

    14 Participates in the student nurse program, as delegated.

    Required Skills

    MINIMUM EDUCATION

    Associate’s Degree

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

    Pennsylvania RN license required

    Basic Cardiac Life Support required

    Driver's license in good standing

    Child abuse clearances required both FBI and PA Child Line

    If out of state Elder Abuse clearances may be required

    Strong time management skills

    Organizational skills

    At least 2 years’ experience in Wound Care, IV, Palliative Care, Acute Care, or Chronic Care to be considered for an interview

    Clinical experience in med surg, critical care, or ED

    Required Experience

  • Qualifications

    MINIMUM EDUCATION

    Associate’s Degree

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

    Pennsylvania RN license required

    Basic Cardiac Life Support required

    Driver's license in good standing

    Child abuse clearances required both FBI and PA Child Line

    If out of state Elder Abuse clearances may be required

    Strong time management skills

    Organizational skills

    At least 2 years’ experience in Wound Care, IV, Palliative Care, Acute Care, or Chronic Care to be considered for an interview

    Clinical experience in med surg, critical care, or ED