What You Will Do:
As an Enterostomal Therapy nurse in home health, you have a unique opportunity to provide one on one, skilled nursing care and treatment to patients with ostomies, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure sores, and incontinence in their home. Your primary work will include collaboration with health professionals including physicians to create a home care plan supporting an individual, other clinical professionals, and their caregivers managing and improving the patient's condition at home.
Makes the enterostomal therapy evaluation visit, joint visits with the skilled nurse, and re-evaluates the patient's nursing needs during each following visit; initiates, develops, implements, and makes necessary revisions to the patient's Plan of Care in response to identified patient care issues.
Assist physicians in caring for patients with stomas, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure sores, and incontinence, including stoma sitting, teaching, intermittent self-catheterization, and consultation.
Provides services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill that will include evaluation, selection, and recommendation of supplies and equipment for patients with ostomies, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure sores, incontinence, and any other wound type injury in accordance with the Plan of Care signed by the physician.
Coordinates the total Plan of Care and maintains continuity of patient care by liaising with other appropriate staff.
Actively participates in Team/Case Conferences and initiates Team/Case Conferences for complex and/or multi-disciplinary patients whenever needed.
Supervises and teaches the home health aide and LPN/LVN. Communicates changes in the Plan of Care to the appropriate staff.
Current and unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company. Board certified with the Wound, Continence, Ostomy Nurses Society or board eligible with one (1) year to complete boards.
Bachelors of Science degree or higher in Nursing
Minimum of two (2) years experience as a registered nurse in a clinical care setting
Current CPR certification
Current driver's license, agency-required automobile liability insurance, and availability of personal, dependable transportation to conduct home visits.
More than one (1) year of home health experience
Experience as a registered nurse with the adult population in a medical surgical environment
Amedisys Home Health Services