Registered Nurse Home Care - Relocation Offered!
Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Provides, teaches, and demonstrates professional nursing activities
in accordance with policies and procedures of the agency, and as
defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Maryland,
District of Columbia or Virginia.
Graduation from a diploma, Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree
program in Nursing; BSN preferred.
2 years RN experience (ICU, CCU, med-surg, oncology, gerontology)
within last 5 years; 1 year home health nursing experience
preferred or successful completion of LPN to RN Competency
Valid RN license in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia,
or any combinations required based on work location(s). CPR
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
I.V. therapy skills. Organizational skills. Excellent verbal and
written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
Smart Phone experience; wound care experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Analyzes and documents patient's and family's response to
interventions. Evaluates measurable progress toward goals and
revises plan of care. Identifies and modifies underlying factors
that impede progress toward goals. Makes recommendations for update
in plan of care, using knowledge of interventions and
Collaborates with the patient's physician and staff in planning and
evaluating patient care. Provides timely, pertinent written and
verbal information to physicians and insurance case managers.
Establishes visit schedule and informs patient/family and team
supervisor. Uses wide variety of community and agency resources as
needed to meet patient needs. Independently manages activities of
caseload mix for patients. Independently organizes patient
assignments for completion of tasks within acceptable time frames.
Seeks assistance from Clin III, or supervisor regarding complex
patient problems. Maintains necessary clinical records, collects
data and prepares reports on activities. Submits completed
admission records within 48 hours. Submits daily records within 24
hours. Recertification completed prior to recent date. Maintains
caseload mix and productivity for acuity level of patients.
Contributes to the achievement of established goals and objectives
and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards,
and safety standards. Completes annual Code of Conduct, Compliance
and other mandatory training. Complies with governmental and
Independently develops and documents individualized plan of care
and includes patient and family in development and revision of plan
and goal setting. Care plan includes specific care interventions
with expected measurable patient outcomes. Establishes and
documents teaching plan for patients/families.
Independently identifies comprehensive learning needs of designated
patients. Independently develops teaching plans that specify time
frames. Bases teaching and counseling plan on patient's level of
knowledge, diagnosis, prescribed treatment and available resources.
Utilizes demonstration, verbal and written instruction in order to
carry out care plan. Independently evaluates effectiveness of
teaching plan in meeting patient/family goals. Revises as
Independently implements and documents plan of care for patients
with routine to complex problems to facilitate continuity of care.
Documented interventions are related to plan of care. Interventions
reflect standard of care for patient condition/diagnosis.
Interventions include utilizing agency and community resources.
Performs nursing procedures consistent with home care protocols.
Interventions reflect knowledge of standard home care supplies and
equipment used in patient care.
Is responsive to and communicates respectfully with
patients/families, peers and other health team members. Initiates
and participates in regularly scheduled case conferences; includes
all disciplines. Includes patient and family in mutual goal setting
and care plan revision.
Maintains effective working relationships with other departments
and participates in multidisciplinary quality and service
improvement teams. Participates in meetings and on committees and
represents the department and agency in community outreach efforts.
Enhances growth and development and enriches personal knowledge and
skill through participation in educational programs and
Performs history and assessment related to episode of patient
illness. Identifies primary patient problems from assessment.
Identifies discharge planning needs. Interprets abnormal clinical
data to anticipate problems associated with changing patient
Performs other duties as assigned.
Demonstrates basic leadership skills as a Case Manager and with
other responsibilities as required.
About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the
highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington,
D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through
education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400
affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our
health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300
community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association
in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to
research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical
partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is
dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but
also to the continuing education and professional development of
our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for
career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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