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Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)- Home Health (Erie)

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Erie
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionUPMC Home Health is hiring a Hospice Registered Nurse to join its team in Erie!\nThis is a Casual position working mainly daylight from 8AM- 4:30PM. On-call shifts and rotating weekends are required.\nJoin the team that's providing the highest quality of home health care in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Home Health has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our patients and our employees safe and healthy.\nMake a true impact in your community where you'll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class healthcare system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.\nHome health nursing can provide you with an impactful career that also provides opportunities for advancement, access to the most modern equipment and technology, and excellent benefits. Our home health nurses love the flexible daylight hours, one-on-one patient care, independence, focus on patient education, and the ability to be true patient advocates.\nJob title and salary will be based on qualifications and career ladder requirements.\n\nResponsibilities:\n

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  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures.\n
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.\n
  • Assigns other nursing personnel, including LPNs and Aides to assist in the appropriate delivery of services as ordered on the plan of care to the patient.\n
  • Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel including LPNs and Home Health Aides. Identifies, investigates and recommends solutions to organization issues.\n
  • Identifies any deficits or exceptional performance issues of other nursing personnel, LPNs and Aides, and recommends solutions. Proven ability to facilitate change.\n
  • Coordinates case management activities within a multi disciplinary health care team to insure appropriate delivery of services to patient.\n
  • Initiates, coordinates and insures ongoing communication with the physician and other members of the health care team.\n
  • Attends and participates in patient care conferences, team meetings and other related meetings.\n
  • Performs duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of UPMC Home Health Care towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians and other departments within the organization.\n
  • Identifies, develops and participates in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of the services we provide.\n
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes and adjusts nursing care process as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.\n
  • Initiates, coordinates and evaluates patient and family centered health teaching.\n
  • Establishes the plan of care in collaboration with the physician, patient and UM Professional in accordance with the physician orders and patient needs.\n
  • Advises and consults with family and other agency personnel, as appropriate.\n
  • Completes documentation including visit assessment, OASIS, 485 and Verbal Orders accurately and promptly on the laptop device or in written documentation while in the patient's home and within the agency's and regulatory standards. Data syncs (transmits) information same day. Exercise independent judgment in matters concerning emergent and non-emergent patient care needs and communicate with the physician Participates in on-call coverage rotation for the agency\n
  • Coordinates case management activities within an interdisciplinary health care team to ensure appropriate delivery of services to patient.\n
  • Attends compliance training and adheres to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures.\n
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.\n
  • Completes an initial and comprehensive assessment of patient.\n
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction. Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.Initiates, coordinates and ensures ongoing communication with the physician and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team, including evaluating patients and family centered health teaching.\n
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes and adjusts nursing care process as indicated to ensure optimal patient care. Establishes the plan of care in collaboration with the physician, patient, and interdisciplinary team members in accordance with the physician orders and patient needs.\n
  • Assigns other interdisciplinary team members as appropriate to assist in the appropriate delivery of services as ordered on the plan of care to the patient.Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel including LPNs and Home Health Aides as needed.\n
  • Attends and participates in case conferences, team meetings, and other work-related meetings.Recognizes limitations and requests assistance and direction to meet performance goals.Completes all necessary documentation which may include visit assessment, plan of treatment, OASIS, 485 and Verbal Orders accurately and promptly in electronic documentation system while in the patient's home and within the agency's and regulatory standards. Data syncs (transmits) information same day.\n
  • Identifies, investigates and recommends solutions to organization issues.\n
  • Exercises independent judgement in matters concerning emergent and non-emergent patient care needs and communicates with the physician.Identifies, develops and participates in process improvement opportunities within the agency that will enhance the quality of the services we provide.\n
  • Participates in weekend and on-call coverage rotation for the agency as per BU guidelines\n
  • .Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the UPMC standard of care delivery and proficiency in all aspects of patient care, to include complex and/or specialized care.\n
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    • Zero to two years of experience.\n
    • 6 months of nursing experience in an Acute Care or Skilled Care Facility or Home Health or Hospice Care preferred\n
    • BSN preferred.\n
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families. Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment. Good clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process. Mobility and visual manual dexterity. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting, and positioning of patients.\n
    • Successful completion of Home Health/Hospice Orientation upon hire.\n\nLicensure, Certifications, and Clearances:\n
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      • UPMC approved national certification preferred.\n
      • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.\n
      • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire\n
      • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located. \n
      • Graduate nurses must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.\n
      • Automotive Insurance\n
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)\n
      • Driver's License\n
      • Registered Nurse (RN) OR Temporary Practice Permit (TPP)\n
      • Act 33\n
      • Act 34\n
      • OAPSA\n\n\n*Current licensure either in the state where the facility is located or, if the facility is in a state covered by the multistate Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) agreement, a multistate license issued by a participating NLC state. Hires and current employees working on an out-of-state NLC license who later change their residency to the state where the facility is also located will have 60 days upon changing their residency to apply for licensure within that state.

        UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Erie , Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)- Home Health (Erie), Healthcare , Erie, Pennsylvania

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