Positions Location: Lansing, MI
General Purpose of Job:
The Home Care Nurse provides direct nursing care, treatment, and health instructions to patients in their homes .
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.
Assess patient's condition and initiates appropriate nursing and/or medical care in accordance with established policies, physician orders and according to patient centered goals.
In collaboration with the patient's physician and patient, develops and implements a plan of care based upon the assessment of the patient.
Observes, assesses, and reports to physician and other assigned personnel signs and symptoms of disease process, changes in the patient's physical and/or emotional condition, and patient's response to the therapeutic regime.
Demonstrates, teaches, and supervises the patient, family members, and/or caregivers in patient care and treatment procedures.
Evaluates the patient's response to care, updates physician and other pertinent caregivers, and reassesses on an ongoing basis the condition and needs of the patient.
Completes required documentation according to agency policy.
Supervises Agency Ancillary staff such as HHA and LPN, including preparing a Home Health Aide Care Plan and monitors both Home Health Aide Care Plan and Nursing Care Plan implementation.
Maintains equipment, supplies, and environment in a safe manner.
Maintains knowledge of current trends in nursing and home care.
As an RN Case Manager, assures communication of patient's plan of care is carried out and goals are appropriate for patient's condition and visit plan is effective.
Maintains professional standards, compliance with State, Federal (CMS conditions of participation), and Joint Commission regulations, and infection control protocol by participating in in-services, staff meetings, process improvement teams, continuing education seminars when available, and adhering to the SHC expectations standards of care guidelines.
General Requirements Current RN license in the State of Michigan. Valid driver's license Active American Heart Association BLS Certification upon hire. Work Experience Minimum of two years of acute care, long-term care, or home care clinical experience. Recent experience in home care or public health preferred. Education Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing. BSN preferred. Specialized Knowledge and Skills Excellent assessment skills Demonstrated ability exercise independent judgment. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with patients, families, physicians, and interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated understanding of public health principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to document and assemble data in proper format Ability to enter/exit patient homes that may/may not be handicap accessible. Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job.
Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Location: Sparrow Home Care
Activation Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
Expiration Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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