Registered Nurse Home Care Nonexempt CA

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Case Management and Supervision * Follows VITAS policies and standards (See VITAS Standards Manual) and practices within the scope of the RN license * Reports any request to practice outside of scope of license to the manager/supervisor * Supervision of (VITAS employed and contracted) nursing tasks delegated to Hospice Aides, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (and contracted Registered Nurses) and Volunteers per the plan of care * Completes initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments including physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and bereavement * Appropriately identifies/utilizes resources, referrals such as PT, OT, Home Health, Dietary, Pharmacy, Supplies, Home Medical Equipment, and other visits/consults * Completes documentation at the time of the event and at the location of care unless otherwise directed * Provides education to patients, families, caregivers and referral sources * Participates in patient care meetings as assigned * Participates in weekly team meetings * Provides effective communication/shift reports through written, verbal, reporting and body language * Participates in bereavement support * Participates in the on-call rotation and/or provides shifts during non-business hours such as evenings, weekends and holidays based upon program-identified needs * Provides visits/shifts in program coverage area * Develops, coordinates, and follows the patient's individualized plan of care * Appropriately delegates nursing tasks to Hospice Aides/Homemakers, Volunteers, and Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses * All factors pertinent to the patient's safety, including the competence of the Hospice Aide/Homemaker have been assessed * Determination that this activity can be delegated safely to a Hospice Aide/Homemaker * Connecticut -For activities other than those listed in section 1913D69(d)(3)of the Connecticut Department of Public Health delegated to a Hospice/Homemaker, the RN will document in the clinical record that: * Provides nursing care including nursing tasks that may be delegated to other roles such as LPNs, HHAs and Volunteers * Participates in and monitors patient and family care compliance activities * Professionally manages/coordinates the hospice plan of care * Provides and follows infection control practices * Delivers care in accordance with the patient's plan of care * Provides primary nursing care for inpatient and continuous care patients as assigned Quality Improvement * Participates in the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program and related activities as assigned. This may include, but is not limited to * participation in Performance Improvement Project(s) (PIP) * Gathering clinical data which is used for quality measures Professional Development * Develops and achieves professional growth goals and objectives personally and per Team Manager reviews * Responsible for attending orientation and regularly scheduled in-services/educational conferences as assigned * Participates in orientation of Hospice Aides, Volunteers and other IDG members as assigned * Participates in training activities internally within VITAS and externally as assigned Customer Service * Maintains focus on the patient and family experience of care * Serves as a patient and family advocate * Reports patient/family/customer complaints to Team Manager * Participates in patient/family/customer conflict resolution as applicable. * Represents the nursing profession, the VITAS site/location and VITAS overall in a positive manner QUALIFICATIONS * Currently licensed as a R.N. in the state where the VITAS program is located. * A minimum of two years experience in hospice, home health, or community health experience in the last five years. EDUCATION * RN license SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE * EOE/AA M/F/D/V

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