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RN - Home Health

Responsibilities:

  • Provides timely and appropriate patient/family education and support based on diagnosis and expected outcomes.
  • Teaches patients/families skills for independent functioning, improvement of patient comfort and quality of life, and health promotion.
  • Incorporates safety issues into plan of care.
  • Establishes scheduling patients based on patient/family need, managed care criteria, projected positive outcomes, judicious management of health care benefits, and productivity expectations.
  • Has a clear understanding of the organization s mission, vision and policies.
  • Utilizes strong, consistent communication skills to provide holistic patient care, patient/family satisfaction, LPN supervision, mentoring, efficient scheduling and physician/facility satisfaction.
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures at all times and informs the PCC or Manager of any unsafe conditions.
  • Identifies need for other internal and external patient care services, makes appropriate referrals, and coordinates the overall care provided to the patient.
  • Communicates in a clear concise manner, with the recipient s perspective in mind.
  • Presents positive attitude through change, supports all organizational activities and processes directly benefitting the entire VNA Family of Services.
  • Indentifies actual and potentially unsafe conditions for patients/families whether emotional, physical, psychosocial, or environmental in nature and takes corrective action.
  • Actively supports team members in every aspect of delivering care and daily responsibilities.
  • Follows the organization s policy regarding the confidential treatment of patient (including HIPAA), employee, and proprietary information.
  • Documentation reflects coordination of care between patient/family, MD, and other team members.
  • Offer recommendations to streamline documentation and improve communication.
  • Seeks ongoing education to advance clinical expertise.
  • Demonstrates self-direction to best utilize available resources.
  • Recognizes the importance of empowerment in problem-solving and decision making.
  • Supports, coaches, and mentors team members to assure the provision of excellent patient care and strong, effective communication.
  • Uses technology provided as intended and within established guidelines.
  • Maintains the judicious use of the organization s equipment, materials, and supplies to meet patient needs and reports malfunctions or defects.
  • Documents the utilization of equipment timely and appropriately.
  • Handles all problems and concerns with the highest level of professionalism, tact and respect.
  • Discuss appropriate customer responses with the Manager to ensure a proactive approach to working with our clients concerns.
  • Acts as a liaison to resolve all customer concerns and/or problems between the organization and clients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of PA.
  • One year of experience in hospital medical/surgical nursing, public health nursing or related experience. Prior home healthcare, hospice, psychiatric and/or mental health nursing experience.
  • Must have dependable transportation with a valid driver s license. Independently visit patients in their homes.
  • Working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Word and Excel required.


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