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PHB Registered Nurse - Home Health Care

Responsibilities:

Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS BROOKVILLE policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

Uses the nursing process in the delivery of care as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Obtains patient history and conducts appropriate patient assessment.
  • Collaborates with the health care team to develop and manage the plan of care, involving patient/significant other whenever possible.
  • Implements appropriate nursing care to meet patient needs.
  • Evaluates patient s response to medical, nursing, and other disciplines interventions and takes appropriate action.

Demonstrates critical thinking and clinical competency in the delivery of patient care as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Administers medications, monitors effectiveness, and takes appropriate action as needed in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Proficient in starting and managing IV administration.
  • Responds appropriately to changes in patient condition.
  • Consults medical record for pertinent patient information such as diagnostic test results, physician progress notes, etc.
  • Implements the plan of care according to physician s, nursing orders, clinical pathways, and nursing care standards.
  • Appropriately delegates to and manages patient care delivered by support staff.

Manages patient teaching and discharge planning as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Identifies patient learning needs on admission and throughout the episode of care.
  • Collaborates with health care team to develop and implement the discharge plan.
  • Prepares patient and significant others for appropriate home management regarding medications and the follow up of plan of care.

Participates in the development of new staff as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Actively participates in the orientation including cultural and social integration of new staff.
  • When serving as preceptor, collaborates with staff member and Clinical Coordinator to manage the learning process and develop individualized action plans as needs are identified.

Demonstrates professional accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:

  • Achieves educational credits to meet hospital/or licensing/certification requirements.
  • Presents information obtained at education conferences to staff members.
  • Participates in the development and advancement of departmental standards, policies, and other clinical/professional initiatives.
  • Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication.
  • Assures environment of safety for patients, significant others, and coworkers.
  • Informs Director or Clinical Coordinator of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues.

Department Specific Duties:

  • Supervises the LPN/Home Health Aide according to Medicare conditions of participation which includes aide plan of care, assignments, instruction, and supervisory visits.
  • Documents according to Medicare Conditions of Participation and other regulatory bodies in a timely manner which includes patient charges, written/computer documentation, and completion of charts.
  • Maintains knowledge of community resources and programs and makes referrals appropriately and in timely manner.
  • Provides on call and after hours patient visits as needed.

General duties as directed.

Qualifications

  • Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license or Temporary Practice Permit required.
  • One year Registered Nurse experience in acute care or long term care setting required.
  • Current Pennsylvania driver s license and automobile insurance required
  • Current CPR certification required
  • Previous experience in home health or public health preferred


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