Registered Nurse / RN - Home Health

  • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
  • Downeyflake Allentown Pennsylvania 18103 US
  • Posted: Mar 12, 2019
Other Nursing

Job Description

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is the 8th largest rehabilitation network in the U.S. Good Shepherd has over 100 years supporting rehabilitation services for stroke, orthopedic, brain and spinal trauma, amputations, MSK, orthopedic and neuro services. We are excited to announce Good Shepherd at Home - our newest division in home health care. Due to our immediate growth we are seeking a skilled PRN Registered Nurse for each of the following counties: 

·         Northampton County, Pennsylvania

·         Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

·         Carbon County, Pennsylvania

·         Bucks County, Pennsylvania

·         Berks County, Pennsylvania

·         Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

 

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse in Home Health is responsible for the delivery of patient care services through coordination, implementation, and supervision of the clients/ patients. The Registered Nurse establishes the plan of treatment and oversees the assigned staff in the delivery of care. The Registered Nurse participates in quality improvement activities while promoting overall compliance with state and federal guidelines and professional standards of practice.

 

USES NURSING PROCESS AS A FRAMEWORK TO DELIVER CARE:

By assessing patient condition on admission and at regular intervals during assigned shift; coordinating, prioritizing and integrating patient information from all aspects of clinical care; delegating basic patient care needs to assistive personnel; setting goals to organize assignment; collaborating with patients and their families on the patient's desired goals; acting on physician's orders in a timely manner; developing independent nursing interventions appropriate to the patient's response to care; documenting interventions and their resultant responses and auditing aggregate performance in order to improve systems that support patient care.

ESTABLISHES A COMPASSIONATE ENVIRONMENT

By providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.

PROMOTES PATIENT'S INDEPENDENCE

Teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, safety, and self-care skills; answering questions.

ASSURES QUALITY OF CARE

By adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by  State Nurse Practice Act, and other governing agencies.

MAINTAINS SAFE AND CLEAN WORKING ENVIRONMENT

By complying with procedures, rules, and regulations for safety and infection control; keeping patient rooms in a neat and orderly fashion, cleaning assigned equipment or areas according to procedure and adhering to medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

RESPECTS PATIENTS AND THE ORGANIZATION

By recognizing patient rights, patient privacy; keeping information confidential and responding to requests using tact and diplomacy.

ENSURES OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT

By completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; processing requisitions for repair; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

By attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.  Maintaining current BLS and ACLS affirmations, attending required annual in-services, attending staff meetings regularly, documenting professional development on associate education record, conducts annual learning session in collaboration with the patient care specialist, identifies learning needs and seeks professional improvement.

CONTRIBUTES TO ORGANIZATIONAL TEAM EFFORT

By communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods; participating in at least one performance improvement team or project, completing assignments by specified deadline, assists in evaluating improvements and aggregate performance according to standards.

MAINTAINS A COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIP AMONG HEALTH CARE TEAMS

By accomplishing related results as needed, Following through on delegated tasks, responding to co-workers requests for assistance, demonstrating  behaviors as defined by the GSSH code of conduct, acting as a resource and/or leader when the need arises. By documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

PROMOTES THE DEVELOPMENT OF GOOD SHEPHERD AS A SYSTEM

By promoting the positive image of Good Shepherd; acting as a preceptor for new associates or students; communicating performance outcomes and results; responding to change in a constructive and positive manner.

CASE MANAGEMENT:

 Intake and coordination of a referral from an acceptable referral source.

 Performs initial in home evaluations and/or assessment and regularly re-evaluates the patients nursing needs, initiating the plan of treatment and necessary revisions

 Establishes the patient's individualized treatment and medical record baseline at the start of care.

 Collaborate with physicians, other staff, and contract services to coordinate and implement the plan of treatment.

 Supervises the implementation of the plan of treatment and the quality of care delivered to the patient.

 Performs and documents in home supervision of home care aide services at least every 2 weeks for patients who are assigned home health care services.

 Re-evaluates the patient plan of treatment at least every 60 days, and when there is a change in the patient condition, and after a hospital stay, and a time of discharge revising the plan of treatment as needed to achieve patient goals.

 Documents direct patient services, coordination and collaboration with physician .and other disciplines ensuring documentation is complete, and complies with home health standards.

 Provides those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skills; initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.

 Facilitates active and effective communication with team members as demonstrated through leadership of patient case conferences staff education or in services, and timely clinical decisions which provide guidance in the delivery of patient care.

 Prepares clinical and progress notes. Documentation is accurate and timely while meeting professional practice standards, compliance with state regulations and Medicare conditions of participation.

 Reviews caseload clinical charts documentation at least every 60 days to ensure compliance assess patient progress and effectiveness of care delivery in meeting patient goals.

 Provides patients and staff supervision 24 hours a day when assigned on-call.

 

*Travel required. 

 

Minimum Education Requirements: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.

Minimum Experience Requirements: One year full-time experience in home health care or in an institutional setting, such as a hospital or nursing home, preferred.

License/Certifications: Current PA RN license, BLS certification for health care worker, valid driver's license required. 

 GOOD SHEPHERD'S UNIVERSAL FLU PROGRAM

As a health-care provider, we have a professional and ethical obligation to protect our patients and residents from developing further complications.

To protect our patients and residents, Good Shepherd is now requiring influenza (flu) vaccinations for all Associates, licensed independent practitioners, contracted, agency and temporary employees, students and volunteers.

 

Good Shepherd is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.