This Registered Nurse position has the primary responsibility to perform the initial assessment of patient needs, collaborate in the development and implemetation of the initial plan of care. The nurse will actively participate in coordination of all aspects of patient's care, in accordance with current professional standards and practice. This position will also require a flexibility to meet patient care needs within the continuum of services. This position will also participate in Midland Care's 24/7 nursing coverage rotation.
Required : Current unrestricted State of Kansas License to practice as a Registered Nurse. One year professional medical-surgical experience. Must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License, in force automobile insurance and maintain a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) that meets the organization’s insurability standard as defined by Midland policy. Availability of reliable transportation is required. Knowledge of professional nursing theory, standards of nursing practice, scope of practice and relevant statutes and regulations. Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, handle multiple projects, pay strong attention to detail and accuracy and work under pressure in a cooperative work environment. Must be self directed, motivated and flexible.
Preferred : Home Health or Hospice experience preferred.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Provision of skilled nursing care which includes:
o Assessment of patient needs.
o Planning care, treatment and services which are individualized and appropriate to the patient’s needs, strengths, limitations and goals.
o Providing the care, treatment and services according to the plan for care, treatment and services.
o Evaluation of care, treatment and services.
• Assesses discharge and/or transfer needs and facilitates the process to ensure continuity of care, treatment and service is maintained.
• Follows policies and procedures in the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of patient and family care.
• Performs clinical duties within the nursing scope of practice.
• Documents in electronic record within stated standards; provides complete and accurate supporting documentation.
• Participates in the agency performance improvement program.
• Participates in the surveillance, prevention and control of infection.
• Participates in environmental safety and equipment management.
• Utilizes information management to support decision making to improve patient outcomes, improve health care documentation, assure patient safety and improve performance in patient care, treatment and services.
• Maintains clinical competencies. (Q)
• Provides patient/caregiver education and training specific to identified needs.
• Collaborates in the provision of care, treatment and services with the interdisciplinary team to meet patients needs and maintain continuity of care between disciplines, programs, services and with other organizations as needed. (S)
• Participates in agency activities to include interdisciplinary team meetings, staff meetings, other committee meetings as assigned, and educational opportunities.
• Develops partnerships with in the community and educates community members and healthcare provider about Midland services. Provides education related to hospice to staff in alternate care settings (nursing homes, hospitals, assisted-living facilities, etc.) (S,P)
• Manages patient care within accepted standards for utilization of DME, medications and supplies.
• Follows agency procedures/standards for productivity, attendance, use of PTO and approval of overtime.
• Reviews and evaluates requests for approval from accounts payable for patient specific requests.
The Midland Way
Other Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Carries out the mission and values of Midland. Articulates Midland Philosophy. Demonstrates a willingness to assist in patient/client and family care as needed. Respects the autonomy and right of confidentiality of patients/clients and families. Demonstrates good customer service the Midland Way at all times. Participates in performance improvement activities. Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with other staff. Comes to work in neat, clean attire and consistently presents an appropriately professional appearance. Comes to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrates dependability and punctuality. Understands the organization’s computer system(s) and the software(s) used within the department as applicable to this position. Serves as a Universal Employee and accepts assigned duties in a cooperative manner. Performs all duties as assigned in an effective manner. Understands and demonstrates compliance with Midland policies and procedures.
Must be able to continuously stand and walk, frequently squat, climb stairs, bend to the floor, reach over the shoulder, kneel, twist, sit, lift patients, and remain in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time. Must have visual acuity sufficient to continuously note changes in patient condition (breathing, color, skin integrity) and to read a thermometer, sphygmomanometer dial, and other instruments. Must have hearing acuity sufficient to auscultate BP, hear verbal instructions and communication from clients, respond to emergency alarms, and answer the telephone. Must be able to concentrate on moderate details with frequent interruptions, attend to specific functions for 10-25 minutes, remember multiple tasks and assignments over an 8-12 hour period, and understand and relate specific ideas and concepts. Must be able to deal effectively with stress, patients and their families, multiple tasks, noise, interruptions, and emotional loss, and to work cooperatively with other members of the interdisciplinary team while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor. Must be able to travel to and access patient homes where conditions may be adverse due to weather, environment, or patients’ lifestyles.
HIPAA Security Class
Clerical/Clinical: Access to medical records to modify or create. No access to billing or software maintenance.
Telephone, laptop computer, FAX machine, motor vehicle, medical equipment as identified for assessments and interventions, and other equipment as needed.
Individual must wear business attire all of the time and must be able to travel to patient homes where conditions may be adverse due to weather, environment, or patients’ lifestyles.
My signature indicates that I have read the Job Description and I understand the duties. I further understand that this does not imply a contractual agreement between me and Midland Care Connection, Inc. and does not alter the “at will” nature of my employment.