Registered Nurse Job in Colchester, CT
Masonicare Home Health & Hospice - Colchester, CT area
The Revisit Nurse ensures quality and safe delivery of nursing and home health services rendered. He/She coordinates provision of home health care services that reflect the agency philosophy and standards of home health and nursing care of assigned adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal clients. Ensures quality and safe delivery of nursing care services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for carrying out the plan of care for the adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal client as developed by the nurse case manager while addressing all problems in the plan of care, identifying interdisciplinary care needs and making recommendations to the nurse case manager for additional home health care services.
Assists nurse case manager by providing coordination of the plan of care, maintaining continuity of client care with other health professionals assigned to the case, communicating changes in status to other professionals/paraprofessionals and participating in client care conferences
Supervises patient care rendered by Licensed Practical Nurses. Supervises, educates and conducts supervisory visits for home health aides.
Provides education, supervision and counseling to the adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal client and family regarding home nursing procedures and other care needs as appropriate to client's needs. Utilizes agency educational material as appropriate.
Documents timely and accurate computer entry of patient/job information to facilitate the development of the OASIS data set, orders for service, creation of time sheets and other required patient/employment documents and reports.
Participates in the agency's continuous quality improvement program.
Communicates effectively and tactfully with clients, recognizing their age, cultural diversity, needs, abilities and physical condition.
Can be depended upon to report to work on-time, use time off appropriately, and complete annual education & medical requirements.
Performs other duties as required.
Education: Graduate of an RN program (Diploma, Associates, Bachelors, etc)
Experience: Previous Home Health care experience is required for this role
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current Connecticut Registered Nurse License; Maintains current Drivers' License and auto insurance.
Key Competencies: Provides nursing that demonstrates competent nursing skills. Demonstrates competency in all skills required for best clinical practice. Demonstrates ability to utilize assessment data to address physical and psychosocial needs of the patient. Demonstrates understanding of nursing process, interpersonal relationships and dynamics. Maintains positive professional demeanor.