Assesses patient’s physical and psychosocial condition, collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, including the physician to develop plan of care that includes efficient use of resources for the best patient outcomes.
Documentation is completed in a timely manner and is done according to policy and regulation to meet government regulation and Regulatory Agency standards.
Home care visits are made following the plan of care to patients of all ages including:
neonate; pediatric; adolescent; adult; and geriatric; the major of patients are over 65 years of age.
The RN supervises care provided by Home Health Aides and LPNs.
This position is scheduled as needed and does required one weekend commitment a month.
Assesses and evaluates the patient on admission and a plan of care is developed based on the data collected using standards of evidence based practice that includes the efficient use of resources for the best patient outcomes. Develops and modifies the plan of care considering the diagnosis, patient history, physical and psychosocial status and the problem that are identified from the evaluation of the patient. For Home Health Care completes OASIS according to the timelines of Medicare regulation. For Hospice the assessment and the plan of care are completed in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Group according to Medicare regulations. Develops and modifies the Home Health Aide plan of care and supervises the aide according to Medicare regulation. Determines aide competency for medication aide tasks. Documentation is performed accurately and appropriately and in accordance with regulations and polices.
In collaboration with Patient Services Coordinator, schedules visits and performs patient care activities in a time efficient manner to maintain productivity standards. Performs patient care according to current standards balancing clinical, quality and financial outcomes.
Utilizes the nursing process and performs procedures and treatments according to policy and procedural guidelines and competency standards. Areas of skill includes but or not limited to: Observation and assessment of patient condition, direct skilled services including I.V. infusion; tracheotomy care; stoma care; urinary catheter; wound care; pain management and symptom control; training and/or education of the patient and family.
Performs and coordinates patient care in a manner that promotes patient satisfaction.
Schedules visits for patients according to the plan of care and responds appropriately to emergent needs as identified from patients, families, and the physician. Communicates appropriately and in a timely manner with physicians, Home Care Team and other community agencies as needed.
Works on-call on a rotating basis in evening, weekends and holidays. Takes referral information, makes decision to admit or schedule admit or decline. Responds to patient needs by making unscheduled visits. Communicates to Home Care Team regarding visits and interventions.
Assumes responsibility for professional growth of self and others through continuing education and sharing information and skills with others. Maintains knowledge of current trends and development in the field by reading books, journals and other literature and by attending related seminars and conferences.
Knowledge of nursing theory and practice at a level normally acquired through completion of an accredited School of Nursing in order to provide direct skilled services, observation and assessment and training and education of patient and family.
Approximately six months on the job experience necessary in order to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of the departmental policies and procedures and regulatory requirements. Approximately eight to twelve months to be proficient in quality of care standards.
At least one year prior experience preferred.
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to instruct and comfort patients and their families and effectively communicate with a variety of age groups, and to exchange factual information with family, physicians, Home Care Team and other health care personnel. Ability to relay and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information.
Analytical skills necessary in order to prepare nursing care plans, implement effective nursing care and develop solutions to problems concerning patients' well-being.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 50% of work time when planning and performing professional nursing care, resolving patient care problems and dealing with patients and their families, often during stressful situations.
Current State license in Nebraska as a Registered Nurse required.
Must have and maintain at all times a valid Nebraska driver’s license and a driving record compatible with requirements of CHI. Must be able to utilize own transportation during work time.
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers
Nursing - RN
NE-Lincoln-Home Care & Hospice
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period
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