Bonner General Health

RN-Home Health-067

Location

Sandpoint, ID

Type

Full Time

Department:  Home Health

Status: Occasional

In order to maintain occasional status the occasional RN must:

  • be available to work a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours per month; be willing to work any shift; participate in scheduled call rotation as applicable by department; and to work a minimum of two (2) weekend shifts per month; if applicable by department
  • be available for work at least eight (8) months out of the year, and work or be on call a minimum of one (1) Hospital recognized holiday each year

 

Shift: Days and hours will depend on the needs of the department

  • (with rotated weekends, Holidays, and after-hours weeknight call rotation. Required to be available to take after-hours call a minimum of one of each four weeknight calls/per week and rotated weekend shifts/call monthly per job description.)

Summary

Ensures the delivery of quality nursing care to patients in their place of residence.

Primary Functions

  • Initiates, implements, and supervises patient plan of care
  • Makes visits to the home of patients of Home Health Services requiring nursing care, making a complete patient assessment during each nursing visit; re-evaluate the nursing needs of patient
  • Carries out Physician’s Plan of Treatment and reports changes as necessary
  • Instructs and supervises the patient and/or other responsible person in meeting nursing and related patient care needs
  • Performs charge nurse duties with demonstrated proficiency: triages patient care, triages and successfully manages incoming patient care related calls, accepts and processes new patient referrals, serves as a liaison and arranges for care coordination with other providers as patient care needs dictate, and schedules Home Care Visits, as patient care needs require in accordance with Department productivity standards
  • Provides supervisory visits for Certified Nurse’s Aides caring for Home Health Services patients per Medicare guidelines
  • Cross-trains in Hospice Department clients as requested and regularly works in the Hospice Department as department needs dictate
  • Participates in standby coverage to provide 24-hour RN availability to Home Health clients; will be on standby for after hour duties as required to meet patient care needs, (a minimum of once every four week nights); will work weekend shifts as necessary to meet patient care needs
  • Monitor client and caregiver’s progress toward stated goals. Adjust POC according to client response
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships with all staff members
  • Demonstrates proficiency in completion of Oasis assessments according to Medicare guidelines
  • Reviews agency Oasis assessments for accuracy as requested
  • Additional Essential Functions as outlined in the Job Description

Requirements

Skills

  • Ability to read, write legibly and comprehend the written and spoken word in English; basic computer literacy; knowledgeable of current policies and procedures of standard patient care; proficient in documentation skills; knowledgeable of current, frequently used medications, including modes of administration, actions, and side effects; demonstrated competency with a variety of nursing skills including but not limited to: wound care, negative pressure wound therapy, ostomy care, diabetic care, catheter care, management of enteral feeding tubes, I.V. Therapy skills with central line catheters, including: PICC, Porta-cath, Hickman, Triple-Lumen, and Groshong, preferable; documented competency in home care nursing skills; demonstrates ability to drive in inclement weather

Education

Graduate from an approved School of Nursing (ADN, BSN)

Experience

One year clinical experience

Additional Requirements

Personal vehicle for on-the-job transportation in all road and weather conditions, climate; proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle; able to successfully pass a driver’s license record background check; employment is contingent upon successfully passing a fingerprint-based criminal history background check through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Licensure/Certification

Registered Nurse Idaho State License. Valid driver’s license and liability insurance on personal vehicle; must be able to successfully pass a driver’s license record background check (applicant must provide if recently relocated from out of state)

Physical Demands

Physical Demands of position are listed in job description

Supervised By

Home Health and Hospice Manager and/or Home Health Clinical Supervisor

Company Website: BonnerGeneral.org

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