HOME HEALTH RN
Hunt Regional Healthcare - Greenville, TX

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The role of the telehealth nurse is to facilitate remote patient monitoring and care coordination of heart failure patients. The telehealth health nurse will implement patient assessment, monitoring, education and care coordination to improve outpatient management with reduced hospitalizations, Emergency Department utilization and hospital readmissions.

Responsibilities:

MAJOR TASKS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The telehealth nurse will participate in a multidisciplinary team that’s provides oversight to the telehealth program, establishes a referral process for heart failure patients, develops tools and resources for engaging patients and caregivers in effective self-management and conducts performance improvement to refine telehealth interventions.
  • The telehealth nurse will instruct patients how to use the tele-monitoring equipment placed in their home so that health assessment information is transmitted to a secure website for review.
  • The telehealth nurse will assess patients daily with a telephonic or electronic questionnaire that screens for changes in vital signs, weight, functional status and adherence to medications.
  • The telehealth nurse will call and further assess patients with out of parameter indicators. The nurse will utilize clinical expertise and approved protocols and resources to respond to patient findings.
  • The telehealth nurse will educate the patient/family on: the heart failure disease process, signs and symptoms of exacerbation and corrective action, when and where to seek medical help, lifestyle modifications and medication actions, side effects and adverse reactions.
  • The Telehealth nurse will assess the patient’s care for optimization of evidence based recommendations of the American Heart Association is implemented.
  • The Telehealth Nurse will arrange outpatient services including primary care and specialty care appointments.
  • The Telehealth nurse will ensure that health information is communicated to primary care providers as needed based on patient status.
  • The Telehealth Nurse will assist in measuring data to support the CHF Telehealth program goals. The telehealth nurse will participate with performance improvement activities to improve health outcomes and patient experience at reduced costs.


  • The above statement reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all of the work requirements inherent in the position.

    Qualifications:

    EDUCATION

  • Required: Graduate from an accredited school or college of nursing.
  • Required: Current Texas Registered Nurse licensure.
  • Required: Current CPR certification


  • EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: two years in acute care or home health nursing position.
  • Preferred: home health experience.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of quality and performance improvement principals
  • Effective written and verbal communication and negotiating skills with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Must demonstrate positive relationship building with patients, peers, medical staff and other members of the clinical care team.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to effectively implement changes
  • SKILLS
  • Effective written and verbal communication and negotiating skills with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Must demonstrate positive relationship building with patients, peers, medical staff and other members of the clinical care team.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to effectively implement changes

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