RN - Referral Intake Office Nurse - Home Health/Hospice (Per Diem - 'After Hours' Position 4:30p - 2:30a) Capitol Hill/Seattle WARegistered Nurse Home Health Visiting Nurse
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- Provides nursing interventions requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill, and initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
- Follows through the plan of care as developed to: provide appropriate instruction to patient/caregiver about health care, disease management and adjustment to illness; direct and supervise the care and services of LPN and HHA in the home setting; perform treatments; instruct patients/families in self care activities and home safety; and competently perform skills/tasks per plan of care. This includes pain and symptom management in the home.
- Performs skilled procedures to include injections, dressings, catheter insertion and care, colostomy and tracheotomy, central line IV care and blood draws. Identifies educational needs.
- Instructs patient according to the plan of care. Provides care and case management with interdisciplinary team.
- Communicates and collaborates with other interdisplinary team members and with the patient family in planning and implementing care.
- Records accurate and pertinent data in the electronic medical record in a timely manner, according to documentation guidelines.
- Adheres to KFHPW infection control, safety, hazardous waste, universal precautions, and CPR standards.
- Identifies own learning needs, including those related to age-specific populations and participates in educational efforts to meet those needs.
- Participates in the following: staff orientation; self and colleague/team performance reviews; and activities related to quality care and cost saving measures. Adheres to KFHPW personnel policies and maintains a high standard of professional work habits.
- Demonstrates an appearance consistent with KFHPW dress code policy.
- Assesses patient need for care and communicates with other health care providers appropriately and in a timely manner.
- Collects data relevant to visit throughout the duration of care. Develops and initiates the plan of care based on assessment.
- Communicates and collaborates with medical doctor(s) to establish plan of care.
- Evaluates patient response to care through timely assessment, communication and observation.
- Modifies plan of care through assessment based upon patient and care systems response.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience as Registered Nurse in medical surgical, home health or hospice.
- Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.
- Associates degree in Nursing from an accredited program.
- High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.
- Registered Nurse License (Washington) required at hire
- Basic Life Support required at hire
- Driver's License (Washington) required at hire
- Proof of automobile insurance.
- Demonstrated experience providing care planning within a community setting (continuum of care).
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to transfer/position patients as needs require.
- Basic laptop skills including MS Office Suite.
- Customer service skills.
- Horizon for homecare system experience.
- Bachelors degree in Nursing or related health care field.