Registered Nurse Home Care
Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH
Posted on: May 10, 2022
- Job Summary
- 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.
- Minimum Qualifications
- 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
- Valid RN license in the District of Columbia, Maryland or
Virginia, or any combinations required based on work location(s).
CPR certification required.
- 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 accreditation regulations.
- 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 needed
- 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 affiliations.
- 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
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