RN Visit Nurse- Home Health

UnityPoint Health

Requisition ID
2021-104283
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
Address
290 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Affiliate
9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate
City
Cedar Rapids
Department
SN Visits- HC- CR
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Full-time, M-F 8am-4:30pm with rotating evening/weekend call
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint at Home

RN Visit Nurse

$10K Sign on bonus

Cedar Rapids, IA

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm with call rotation

 

The Home Hospice Care RN uses clinical nursing knowledge, physical assessment, teaching and procedural skills to deliver high quality patient care in the patient’s place of residence. The RN contributes to the development of the hospice plan of care. The RN delivers patient care directed by the physician as established in the hospice plan of care that is consistent with clinical best practices and results in high quality, improved outcomes and exceptional patient experience.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

Responsibilities

Patient Care/Care Coordination

  • Makes visits to the homes of patients requiring home health nursing services and assumes responsibility for an ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the patient.
  • Performs initial and comprehensive assessments on all patients in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Delivers quality care and completes clear, concise and accurate clinical documentation of care provision in accordance with home health conditions of participation (CoPs), various payer home health coverage criteria, accreditation standards, professional standards for discipline/credential and the home health plan of care
  • Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Promotes patient independence by teaching patients and family members to understand the following as well as any additional education needs identified by the assessing clinician and/or physician:
  • Treatment and disease management
  • Medications purpose, use, side effects, potential adverse effects
  • Proper use, safety hazards, and infection control issues related to the use and maintenance of any equipment provided
  • Patient plan of care
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Provides the services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care managed by the RN Case Manager.
  • Provides patient, caregiver and family counseling and education as indicated in the plan of care.
  • Assists the RN Case Manager in the development and ongoing update to a plan of care that specifies the care and services needed to meet patient-specific needs determined during the comprehensive assessment and includes measureable outcomes that will occur as a result of implementing and coordinating the plan of care.
  • Develops and updates patient’s discharge plan on every visit ensuring patient and caregiver education and training is facilitating timely discharge and measureable goals and outcomes are attainable, realistic and up-to-date.
  • Includes the patient, representative and caregiver in all plan of care decisions.
  • Assesses for the need to update the current plan of care and includes the patient and family in care planning decisions and communicates care plan revisions to the patient, representative, caregiver and all physicians issuing orders for the home health plan of care.
  • Communicates patient changes and/or concerns to the RN Case Managerand participates in care coordination to achieve high quality care.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses and valid license as Registered Nurse in state where providing care.
  • One year nursing experience caring for similar patient population as to be assigned.
  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state(s) and/or organizational requirements. 
  • Mandatory Reporter: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse.
  • Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.
  • CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.
  • Basic knowledge of current, frequently used medications, including modes of administration, actions and side effects.
  • Competency in variety of nursing skills and ability to perform without supervision (NPWT, complex wound care, IV therapy, catheter care, ostomy care, chronic disease management assessment and teaching).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to navigate and perform basic use of Microsoft Office products.
  • Maintains a reliable mode of transportation and has the ability to drive safely during all day and night hours and in all types of inclement weather.

Job ID: 78696

Posted 20 days ago

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