Home Health RN (Full Time)
Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: October 12, 2019
Responsible for planning, coordinating and documenting care for an
assigned caseload of patients. Utilizing physicians' orders and
professional skills the Home Health RN in conjunction with the home
health care team develops and implements a home health plan that
meets each patient's specific needs and is in compliance with
federal and state regulations, reimbursement guidelines as well as
agency policies and procedures. Participates in performance
improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops a written plan of care for each patient based upon
indications obtained by including completing a comprehensive OASIS
Assessment on all clients who meet OASIS requirement regulations.
Provides skilled nursing care as ordered by prescribing physician.
Assesses patient's condition, initiates plan of care, re-evaluates
and updates as necessary. Ability to adequately assess and reassess
pain utilizing a formal standardized pain assessment tool. Utilizes
appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and
family regarding pain management. Performs all aspects of patient
care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces
the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Obtains all necessary
physician orders and collaborates with the physician as the
patient's needs dictate. Participates in case conferences to
discuss multidisciplinary team responsibilities, patient progress,
plans for continued care, new problems, etc. In coordination with
scheduler and other disciplines involved in the delivery of care,
plans patient discharge from the agency. Recommends referrals for
alternative level of care if necessary. Recommends to physician
needed referrals to other disciplines and/or community resources.
Obtains needed supplies and equipment to provide care. Performs
patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the
standard of care for patient's age, pediatric through geriatric.
Plans with the physician to implement changes to improve patient
care. Reports changes in patient's physical and emotional health to
the physician. Communicates patient's data and observations
verbally and through documentation. All documentation, charting and
agency forms are completed in the designated time. Demonstrates
knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on
age of patient and patient's clinical status. Addresses and
supports cultural practices as long as these practices do not harm
the patient/family or interfere with the planned course of medical
treatment. Adheres to all agency, billing and documentation
policies and procedures. The registered nurse will see 4.5 to 5
clients per day as a measure of productivity. Start of
care/Resumption of care assessments counts as 1.5 visits All other
OASIS assessments count as 1 visit (presuming a visit is completed)
1) Discharge OASIS; 2) Recertification other follow up; 3)Transfer;
4) Death at home Daily visits count as 1 visit The registered nurse
will be responsible for all components of the home health
paperwork. This paperwork will need to be completed in a timely
manner. Daily notes are to be handed in daily. OASIS assessments
need to be completed and handed in within 48 hours. The paperwork
will need to be accurate and reflect the treatment modalities, and
the client's response to the prescribed treatment. Accurate
paperwork will be described as five percent or less error margin.
Paperwork includes but may not be limited to; 1) OASIS assessments
2) Daily notes 3) Sixty day summaries; 4) Case conference
documentation; 5)Interim orders; 6)Discharge summaries 7)
Medication profiles 8) Nursing narrative notes Teaches, supervises
and counsels the patient and family members regarding nursing care
needs. Follows up with obtaining lab results and notifies the
physician of any significant changes.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines,
to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal
with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Professional
Adheres to dress code. Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements. Wears identification while on
duty. Maintains confidentiality at all times. Attends department
staff meetings as required within the department. Reports to work
on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous
quality improvement (CQI) activities. Coordinates efforts in
meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations
and standards Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health
System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of
the department. Complies with Benefis Health System Organization
Policies and Procedures. Complies with Health and Safety Standards
Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Montana.
One year acute care nursing experience.
Prior experience in home health preferred.
Valid state driver's license, current automobile insurance and
Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over
275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters
and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a
wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked
public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making
the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky
Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon
fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor
activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and
snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking,
off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and
Benefis Health System
This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system
in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and
outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have
the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of
the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with
500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing
more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and
cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working
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