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Team RN, Home Health

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Modesto
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, the Team Nurse is responsible for the delivery of appropriate, adequate, effective, efficient direct patient care services assigned by the Primary Care Clinician and approved by the Clinical Manager. Responsibilities include implementation of the physician plan of care, obtaining physician orders, supervision of home health aides, and coordination of care within an interdisciplinary team and participating in effective utilization management and control of patient supplies. Consistently provides care based on the age-related needs of the unique population with consideration of their development/psychosocial needs, environmental safety, educational needs, communication style, and level of understanding. The Team Nurse is accountable to the Primary Care Clinician for ensuring that the plan of care is implemented following professional standards of care and agency specific protocols.

Education

* Associate's- RN Graduate from accredited curriculum required.
* Bachelor's- Nursing or health related field preferred.

Licensures and Certification

* Registered Nurse - State Licensure - RN - required
* Basic Life Support Certification, BLS - required
* Driver License, Valid and in State - DL NUMBER - required
* Automobile Insurance - required

Experience

* Minimum of one year of experience in an acute care setting - required
* Direct patient care experience within the past five years - required
* One year of experience in a Home Health or Hospice position - preferred

Skills and Knowledge

* Exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills: with legible handwriting for documentation of patient records in a clear and concise manner.
* Basic understanding of home care services, clinical standards of care and practice, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, CHAP home health accreditation requirements, QI outcomes/benchmarking, infection control; good understanding of reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors; good working understanding of budget and other financial reports.
* Must have the ability to function independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; ability to exercise independent, sound nursing judgment in planning and providing patient care.
* Exhibits knowledge of patho-physiology and accepted treatment protocols for common HOME HEALTH diagnoses.
* Knowledge of safety and infection control principles. Knowledge of state and federal HOME HEALTH regulatory guidelines preferred.
* Demonstrated clinical assessment skills.
* Ability to recognize the special needs of Home Health patients and others in the home.
* Ability to communicate with patients and significant others in an effective, mature, caring manner.
* Ability to maintain harmonious constructive relationships with internal and external customers.
* Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
* Understanding of palliative care for the terminally ill patient.
* Must be able to recognize unsafe or emergency situations and act appropriately.
* Participation in a training program for Home Health volunteers or coursework in death and dying/Home Health care is preferred.
* Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically to both effectively plan and organize department operations consistent with Sutter VNA and Home Health's strategic and operating objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise or identify when to consult supervisor.
* Must be able to deal with challenging work environment with time demands and occasional conflicting priorities.
* Maintain a positive and professional image and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet professional development and/or license requirements.
* Is responsible for maintaining all required licensure and certifications.
* At orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet Sutter VNA & Home Health core competencies for position and area of specialty, as appropriate.
* Ability to be aware of surroundings and respond to emergency and/or urgent events.
* Ability to select and utilize patient transfer/transport equipment safely.
* Productivity standards - ability to meet productivity expectations (3-6 pt. visits per day, depending on visit type and needs).
* Must be detail-oriented.
* Ability to assist with possibly disoriented, combative patients.
* Ability to work in mentally and physically demanding environment.

Keywords: Sutter Health, Modesto , Team RN, Home Health, Healthcare , Modesto, California

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