SCHS

RN - Home Health - Bend

4 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-19016
# Positions
1
Bend
Oregon
Category
RN
Hours per pay period
Relief
Type
Relief/On-call
Shift Start & End Time
8:00 am - 5:00 pm with Call Rotation
Scheduled days of the week
Monday - Friday with Weekend Rotation
Min
USD $30.27/Hr.
Max
USD $46.78/Hr.
Shift
Variable

Overview

The Home Health Nurse administers skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Manager of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor.  The Home Health RN will provide quality patient and family centered care as a member of the health care team in accordance with SCHS mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures. Applies standards for professional nursing practice and focuses clinical care to enhance the experience for patients, families, and all others.

 

This position covers the North Central Oregon territories

Responsibilities

(May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)

 

Reviews requests for services at the beginning of shift and determines efficient route, timing of services and delivery requirements. 

 

Ensures all needed supplies are on hand and available for off site visits.

 

Drives vehicle in a safe and appropriate manner to all locations. 

 

Reports to assigned locations in an appropriate manner and enters patient’s homes, assisted living and long term care residences, jails or other designated locations in compliance with that facilities protocol(s).  Adheres to outside agency’s conduct guidelines

 

Efficiently and appropriately completes all tasks in manner that respects environment of patient(s)

 

Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary care team to assure effective case management of patient care, including optimum clinical outcomes within the financial frame work of PPS and other payment systems.

 

Meets productivity standards set forth by the Home Health department.

 

Identifies patients appropriate for telemonitoring program and Lifeline.

 

Responds to after hours calls, accurately assesses medical needs, conducts a visit or directs patient to appropriate and necessary care.

 

Assesses the patient’s condition and needs using critical thinking and clinical judgment: sets outcomes; implements appropriate nursing actions and collaborates with other disciplines to meet the patient’s/family’s physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual needs; and evaluates patient’s progress.

 

Maintains and demonstraties an in-depth knowledge of nursing principles, practices, standards, and techniques and applies this knowledge in accordance with SCHS policies and work instructions and within laws and regulations governing nursing practice in the State of Oregon.

 

Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately in accordance with SCHS policies and procedures for medication administration

 

Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with hospital policies and regulatory agencies.

 

Maintains and demonstraties an in-depth knowledge of nursing principles, practices, standards, and techniques and applies this knowledge in accordance with SCHS policies and work instructions and within laws and regulations governing nursing practice in the State of Oregon.

 

Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles Health System’s departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.

 

Participates in activities that promote professional growth and development of self and others.

 

Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and families.

 

Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and implements solution(s) (within scope of practice), when appropriate.

 

Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.

 

Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.

 

Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others.  Therapeutic presence is purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way.  It includes introducing oneself and stating your purpose,  asking the patient their preferred name, sitting with the patient to determine their care goals, active listening, and the skillful use of communication skills (touch, eye contact, etc.).

 

Responsible to manage the patient’s experience by clarifying, integrating, and coordinating the roles of the interdisciplinary team.

  

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company investigations and proceedings.

 

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate

Qualifications

Education: 

As required by licensure

BSN preferred.

 

Licensure/Certification/Registration: 

Current Oregon RN license

Current AHA BLS/CPR certification required. 

Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet SCHS driving requirements

Must be able to drive to patient residences with own vehicle

 

Personal Protective Equipment:

Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

 

Experience: 

Minimum of two years experience in a relevant nursing experience where assessment skills and critical thinking have been used regularly

Home health experienced preferred

 

Skills:

General:

Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.

Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. 

Strong team working and collaborative skills.

Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills. 

Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS Office.

 

 

Physical Requirements

Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for Home Health and Wound Caregivers.

Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds..

Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.

Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs. Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area),

Exposure to Elemental Factors

Frequently (50%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, wet/slippery area and uneven surface

Rarely (10%): vibration, chemical solution.

Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category

Risk for Exposure to BBP

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