Registered Nurse Home Care

Vitas Healthcare Norwalk , CT 06850

Posted 1 month ago

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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