This Role works Saturday and Sundays from 8A to 8P
Provides nursing care to patients and families in their homes, which supports the total person. This is accomplished within an interdisciplinary plan of care. Participates in orienting and supervising Home Care Aides. Supervises the LPN, Home Care Aide, Social Worker, P.T., P.T.A., O.T., C.O.T.A., S.L.P. and office support staff to coordinate patient care utilizing community resources as needed. Participates in staff education. Provides consultation regarding assessment, planning and implementation of care. Coordinates activities with other community, agency and/or department staff and carries out special activities on assignment.
Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers and patients
Assumes accountability for own professional practice in achieving patient outcomes
Accurately, promptly and thoroughly documents patient care observations, interventions and evaluations
Accountable for managing a caseload of patients to achieve optimum patient outcomes
Identifies primary diagnosis, reasons for home care, and problems based on assessment, which includes patient demonstration of functional status; then develops a plan of care that will best meet patient outcomes
Responsible for initiating, evaluating and updating the patient plan of care to achieve desired outcomes
Provides therapeutic care and patient education; makes appropriate referrals based on identified patient needs that will maximize independence and patient/family participation
Collaborates with the physician and other members of the health care team to ensure care is safe, effective and coordinated
Must possess a current MA RN license.
Must start the process of obtaining NH license upon acceptance of offer of employment if working in the Methuen territory.
Must possess current, valid driver's license.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Must have demonstrated competence in community health or med/surgical patient care setting, providing direct patient care with patients for 1-3 years.
Must be willing to work a minimum of one weekend per month and two holidays per calendar year and as department may require.