A Commitment to Excellence
Our staff love the VNA for its rich history, supportive management, opportunities for education and professional growth and the autonomy that homecare offers. It’s no wonder such an environment leads to positive outcomes for our patients as evidenced by recent statistics. Less than 14.5% of VNA patients are readmitted to the hospital, which puts us in the top 7% nationally. In addition, less than 6% of VNA patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge from multiple facilities, compared to a nationwide average of 11.7%.
Tired of Drowning in Paper?
In July of this year, we took a giant leap forward and adopted the Homecare Homebase (HCHB) health information management system. HCHB offers our caregivers the freedom to spend more time focusing on what they love: one-on-one time with patients. All Registered Nurses are provided with a state-of-the-art Android tablet, so they have patient records at their fingertips and can document visits onsite. Not only that, it comes with a built-in GPS that tracks mileage for you!
Registered Nurse is a professional position responsible for performing direct patient care, including evaluation of needs and conduction of case and resource management, under the direction of a licensed physician.
Provides consistently high quality care to patients in accordance with the plan of care and Agency policies. Uses appropriate case management skills: makes the initial evaluation visit; regularly reevaluates the patient's nursing needs; initiates the plan of care and necessary revisions; furnishes those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill, initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures; prepares clinical and progress notes; coordinates services; customizes care to patient's needs, informing physician, nurse manager, other personnel, and family verbally and in writing as needed regarding changes and progress; counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs; maintains and enhances nursing skills on a regular basis and participates in in-service programs; and supervises and teaches other nursing personnel.
Handles medical emergencies calmly and quickly. Communicates regularly with other disciplines involved in care, and evaluates needs for other services, making recommendations when appropriate. Delegates duties appropriately to LPNs and CNAs. Submits accurate and timely documentation of care to appropriate Agency personnel, using laptop computer or correct paperwork. Documents inter-disciplinary communication regarding patients by entering it into medical record. Charts progress accurately, thoroughly and legibly. Meets regulatory agency and pay source requirements to include goals, interventions, outcomes, frequency/duration of care, and other required information. Effectively manages the patient caseload that has been mutually agreed upon.
Home health experience preferred. Graduation from an approved educational program for Nursing. Must have an active Colorado RN license or a license from the state of primary residence, if participating in the NLC (Nurse Licensure Compact). Current CPR required. Twelve months hospital-based nursing experience as an RN strongly preferred. Six months nursing experience in the last three years, or an acceptable refresher course. Other requirements may vary by case or department needs. Anyone with less than 12 months hospital-based nursing may be subject to an extended probationary review period.
Visiting Nurse Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.
Visiting Nurse Association of Colorado - 21 months ago
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