This is a full-time professional position. This position is responsible for completing the admission, initial assessment and associated documentation for new home health patients, as well as conducting RN field visits whether scheduled or PRN. Duties will be performed in a manner that is consistent with the agency’s mission statement, core values and regulatory requirements. The schedule for this position is Friday-Monday 9:00am-7:30pm.
Responsibilities what you do
Utilizing expert level clinical decision making, assess and develop patient plan of care for all elective, urgent and emergent admissions. Requires expert level analysis of patient clinical information and formulation of an accurate assessment of the patient and his/her condition.
Plan, provide, supervise and document safe, competent, and compassionate nursing care for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures.
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings
Responsible for providing and documenting appropriate and relevant information and education to patients and their families in compliance with current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS Conditions of Participations (COPs) for Home Health.
Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and in performance improvement activities.
Responsible for professionally managing time, people and technology.
Monitors and manages the appropriate use of patients’ medical equipment, supplies and medications.
Works collaboratively with Interdisciplinary Care Team members to coordinate care for the patient.
Provide coverage for nurse case managers for Home Health.
Use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient’s unique needs and response to care.
Delegate tasks and supervises the activities of LPNs and Certified Nursing Assistants, as needed.
Responsible for following current accreditation standards and CoPs for Home Health as related to Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) supervision and LPN supervision.
Rotate Holiday On-Call with Home Health Staff
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Requirements what you need
Registered Nurse with current NC license; BSN preferred
Minimum 3 years recent clinical experience; Minimum 2 years home health and/or hospice experience or equivalent.
Knowledgeable about reimbursement source, Medicare regulations, licensing laws, and accreditation standards
Computer skills preferred
Current CPR certification.
Must have access to transportation
Must be able to travel to, enter and function in the homes of any patients/family in the service area to assess and provide care to confined patients
May be required to lifts and /or carry items up to 50 pounds
Must have sensory abilities to complete physical assessment, communicate with patient /family and physician and to complete the reporting and follow-up documentation responsibilities of the job
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About Transitions LifeCare
Helping families navigate the changes made necessary by a serious or terminal illness – with dignity and an unquenchable celebration of life – is what Transitions LifeCare is all about.
Our philosophy is that every individual deserves the quality of life he or she wants when facing a serious illness or near life’s end. Our mission is empowering individuals, families and communities to embrace meaning throughout a chronic serious illness and at the end of life.
Originally founded as Hospice of Wake County in 1979, Transitions LifeCare provides a comprehensive circle of expert care and support. What’s more, Transitions LifeCare offers education as well as emotional and spiritual support for the patient’s entire family. Our services are tailored to meet the exact needs, wishes and goals of each patient and family member.
Mission: To care for individuals and families with compassion, support, and expertise as they navigate the end of life or life-changing illness.
Vision: The right care at the right time, providing the best possible experience for patients and families in our community facing the end of life or life-changing illness.