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Nursing Field Supervisor Opening - Buffalo, NY
Nursing Field Supervisor Opening - Buffalo
WILLCARE, a successful regional leader in the home health care industry, currently has a job opening for a Nursing Field Supervisor in our Buffalo , NY Licensed Home Care Agency. In business for over 25 years, WILLCARE operates Certified/Medicare, Long Term Care, Licensed/Private Duty, as well as non-medical services and supplemental staffing agencies. We provide qualified skilled and non-skilled services focusing on preventative, rehabilitative and therapeutic care to our clients in all applicable settings. We have branch offices in Western NY, Hudson Valley NY, Connecticut, and Ohio.
Job Title: Nursing Supervisor - Licensed Division
Job Locations: Buffalo, NY
Job Department: Nursing
Status: Full Time
NURSING SUPERVISOR JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for the supervision, on-the-job training and competency evaluation of field staff. Responsible for the delivery of care consistent with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures of the agency. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to the patient(s) services by the agency.
NURSING SUPERVISOR ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Counsels employees as needed according to agency policy and procedures. Maintains proper documentation of all employee counseling. Consults with DON/DPS/Administrator and other Department Supervisors for clarification on legal guidelines and correct documentation procedures as necessary.
Conducts timely employee annual performance appraisals.
Serves as resource for field staff, patients and/or families, physicians and other community and contract agencies.
Obtains physical, psychosocial, environmental and health behavior assessment data as evidenced by completed admission forms.
Completes all Nursing documentation / forms within the time frame as established by Agency.
Notes changes in patient’s condition through ongoing assessment as reflected in the progress notes and follow-up assessments.
Communicates in a timely manner to physician and supervisor, significant changes in patient’s condition.
Identifies significant clinical finds and intervenes appropriately.
Demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status.
Interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.
Provides care needed as described by the agency’s policies and procedures.
Compares assessment data to baseline assessment to monitor patient’s progress. Recognizes alteration in function, including life-threatening situation, and intervenes and documents appropriately.
Initiates realistic teaching plan based on identified learning needs of the patient and/or those providing care and documents appropriately.
Prioritizes nursing visits based on the patient’s health status, anticipated needs, contractual agreements and agency policies and procedures.
Evaluates effectiveness of care delivered and adjusts plans of care accordingly.
Implements physicians orders accurately and promptly, using nursing judgment.
Implements and performs nursing skills in and effective, efficient and competent manner.
Demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic action, side effects and interaction of medication.
Documents patient’s adherence to plan of care, and notifies physician and supervisor if patient is not following plan.
Communicates effectively and as needed with health care team members by case conferencing to share information and solve problems in a positive, outcome oriented manner.
Remains flexible and responsive when changes occur in work load.
Participates in the agency’s on-call, weekend and holiday assignments.
Utilizes available educational materials, programs, nursing literature and resource personnel for professional development.
Supervises field staff in their delivery of care as prescribed by the established plan(s) of care.
Provides on-the-job training to field staff.
Evaluates competency of field staff and provides remediation training as needed.
Provides progressive counseling to field staff as per Agency policy and procedure.
Appropriately documents, investigates and resolves patient/employee complaints and occurrences.
Provides employee health assessment and medical compliance requirements as requested.
Instructs trainees/employees as per Agency, state and federal guidelines.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing, college or university.
Current license / registration by state of hire as a Registered Nurse.
One (1) year experience in medical/surgical nursing required.
Current BLS Certification strongly recommended.
Prior home care experience preferred.
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JOB DESCRIPTION (click to open PDF file)
WILLCARE is a family-owned, independent, proprietary, regional leader in the home health care field. And we've been doing a pretty good job...