EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Shift Days Description
The position is responsible for the managing and providing skilled nursing care to patients.
Ensures the efficient delivery of home health skilled nursing services while at a minimum adhering to state and federal laws, state and federal rules, accrediting body standards, accepted discipline practices, ethical standards, agency policies and procedures, the agency's mission and values, the agency's code of conduct, and business decorum.
Conducts admission visits.
Identifies self as a representative of the agency to patients/clients and their families at the start of admission visits.
Ensures patients are adequately educated on home health in general and on the specific care they will receive while under a home health plan of care.
Ensures the accurate completion of all admission visit documents in a timely manner.
Ensures the accurate documentation of admission visits in a timely manner.
Independently identifies educational needs of patients/clients and their families related to patients'/clients' specific care needs and ensures patients/clients and their families are timely and adequately educated.
Develops a plan of care to address patients/clients specific care needs.
Manages patient/client care pursuant to the established plan of care and conducts visits.
Accurately completes weekly schedule and conducts visits ensuring compliance with established visit frequencies.
Identifies self as a representative of the agency to patients/clients and their families at the start of visits, as necessary.
Ensures the start and completion of visits are independently documented using telephony or other prescribed method.
Identifies, recommends, documents and implements changes to the plan of care as approved by patients'/clients' physicians in a timely manner.
Ensures the accurate and efficient procurement of medical supplies in a timely manner.
Works to maximize patient/client outcomes.
Exemplifies and promotes positive, professional, and effective communication between and among disciplines. Ensures report is given to all disciplines involved in care prior to their initial visits and report is given and received prior to past visits made by a non-case managing nurse.
Acts as the point of contact for patients/clients, their families, caregivers, and physicians.
Conducts Home Health Aide supervisory visits, as required by law and agency policy.
Ensures the accurate completion of all visit documents in a timely manner.
Ensures the accurate documentation of visits in a timely manner.
Prepares patients for discharge and conducts discharge visits.
Notifies patients/clients of pending discharge in a timely manner.
Conducts discharge visits.
Ensures the accurate completion of all discharge visit documents in a timely manner.
Ensures the accurate documentation of discharge visits in a timely manner.
Attends and participates in meetings and activities to effect quality and performance improvement.
Ensures competencies are completed in a timely manner.
Participates in agency sponsored continuing education opportunities.
With supervisor, identifies continuing education opportunities to improve job-related knowledge and skills.
Takes an active role in learning changes to state and federal laws, state and federal rules, accrediting body standards, accepted nursing practices, ethical standards, agency policies and procedures, the agency's mission and values, the agency's code of conduct, and business decorum.
Takes an active role in learning existing, new, and updates to technology utilized by the agency, including but not limited to patient/client care software, telehealth, and the Microsoft office suite.
Attends and participates in various meetings, including but not limited to nurses meetings, case conferences, staff meetings, and disease management meetings.
Effectively represents the agency in a professional manner.
Communicates significant events and other data necessary for timely and accurate decision-making to the appropriate individuals.
Educational Requirements / Work Experience
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing REQUIRED.
Associate Degree in Nursing REQUIRED.
License to practice nursing in the State of Illinois REQUIRED.
At least one (1) year of experience as a registered nurse REQURED. Experience in an acute care setting PREFERRED.
At least two (2) years of experience in a home health setting PREFERRED.
Valid Driver's License
Ability to take direction
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Good personal hygiene
Excellent organization and time management skills
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication.
Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting and extensive bending and standing.
Ability to deal effectively with stress.
Location Springfield, IL About the Organization Alterna-Care Home Health System is the most comprehensive home health agency in central Illinois. Providing home health, private duty, hospice and assisted living services, ACHHS offers a continuum of care unmatched in the region. With offices in Springfield, Jacksonville and Litchfield, ACHHS provides care to the residents of 31 central Illinois counties. Being nurse-founded and family-owned makes for the right combination to address the needs of our patients, their families and our employees.
To preserve the DIGNITY and INDEPENDENCE of those we serve through COMPASSIONATE and COLLABORATIVE care.
LEADERSHIP - Our commitment to excellence drives us to develop and engage leaders who provide expert care and help manage the organization at the highest level of skill and ability possible. Employing ethical business decisions at all times is one way ACHHS distinguishes itself as a community leader.
COMMUNITY - Being a steward of the community is as important to us as providing exceptional care. ACHHS is committeed to giving our time, talents, and resources to organizations who share our goal of enriching the communities in which we live.
QUALITY OF LIFE - It is our responsibility to help clients, patients, and residents remain healthy and independent, and to provide them comfort and support at the end of life. We are also responsible for enhancing the quality of life or our employees and do so in part by providing job-related knowledge and skills and by maintaining a professional and supportive work environment.
TECHNOLOGY - ACHHS understands that as technology evolves patients with increasingly complex needs can be cared for in the comfort of their homes. Consequently, we continually seek to identify and invest in new technologies that enable us to provide care more effectively, more efficiently and to more individuals. Category Nursing Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
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