Visiting Nurse (RN) Home Care
Company: Hartford HealthCare
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Work where every moment matters.
Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work
with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment
matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticuts most
comprehensive healthcare network as a Visiting Registered
Hartford HealthCare at Home, the largest provider of homecare
services in Connecticut, has been fulfilling our mission for more
than 115 years. Our Person-Centered Care Model allows our employees
to learn and grow within our organization, all while providing
integrated support to the patient. As part of Hartford HealthCare,
we leverage cutting edge technology to provide quality care in our
clients home. Most importantly, our employees are appreciated for
the real differences they make in both the lives of their clients
and their clients families.
The RN Case Manager provides the necessary and appropriate direct
service; consultation and coordination to facilitate expected
clinical outcomes for home care patients and their families. The RN
coordinates the plan of care in accordance with the attending
physicians orders and Agency policies, procedures and practices.
Delegates appropriate patient care responsibilities to LPN and Home
Health Aides and supervises their performance. Teaches and orients
LPN, Home Health Aide, patient and family members in the care of
the patient. Responsible for accurate, timely, and proficient
clinical and reimbursement documentation. Performs related duties
in support of the Nursing Department and the Agency.
Exhibits critical care case management skills.
Recognizes and interprets significant physiological and
alternations in patients condition and conferences/reports
Develops an appropriate care plan to meet individual patient needs
an appropriate utilization under the direction of the M.D., and in
collaboration with the patient/caregiver.
Visits are consistent with plan of care in frequency and duration
to obtain appropriate patient care outcomes.
Meets Agency productivity standards.
Implements the nursing care plan to provide safe, efficient quality
care to patients.
Communicates finding/updates and provides appropriate follow up to
other Agency personnel.
Evaluates the plan of care on an on-going basis, revising as
necessary in accordance with patients' needs including appropriate
referrals to other disciplines and/or specialty programs.
Develops and maintains a respectful relationship with patients,
caregivers, and physicians to ensure optimum patient outcomes.
Develops a working knowledge of community resources and an ability
to coordinate services with other agencies.
Works in conjunction with LPN daily and delegates patient care
responsibility as appropriate. Communicates with LPN daily and
monitors patient care provided by LPN at least monthly.
Responsible for clinical and reimbursement documentation to reflect
Agency policy and procedure and the delivery of quality and safe
Home Health Care.
Monitors and assures that all paper work, and all necessary
communications and other documentation is completed accurately and
timely. Examples include, but not limited to: OASIS, MD Orders,
patient discharge, patient authorizations, clinical notes,
notification to other departments when primary service is being
discharged, communications to MD, mailings, filing, data entry,
Prepares and keeps legible records current, on a daily basis,
providing all written information regarding service record, visit
and non-visit time, statistical sheets and reports to physicians
and other personnel, according to expected time frames.
Develops written patient care goals and expected outcomes according
to individualized patient care plans, accurately reflecting
Updates and submits written physician orders accurately, in a
timely manner according to established timeframes.
Collects and documents necessary financial and reimbursement
information for each patient and provides verbal and written
communication as required, to Agency personnel and other
Obtains prior authorization for services when indicated by calling
payers and requesting and/or providing verbal or written
confirmation, in a timely manner within respective established time
Completes and processes discharge record within 24 hours after last
patient visit, and communicates promptly with other Agency
personnel, in an appropriate fashion.
Delegates Home Health Aide patient care responsibilities and
teaches, demonstrates, orients, and supervises performance of Home
Assesses and develops Home Health Aide Plan of Care for each
patient according to patient needs, updating as needed. Provides
written Plan of Care individualized for each patient and orients
each Home Health Aide to that plan.
Responsible for orientation, supervision and evaluation of Home
Health Aide performance per Agency policy and procedure.
Completes a written performance evaluation for Home Health Aides,
when requested, in a timely fashion.
Teaches and demonstrates for the Home Health Aide with regard to
specific patient care responsibilities i.e. diet, transfers,
ambulating, personal care, etc.
Teaches, demonstrates, orients, supervises and evaluates LPN,
patient/family members and other appropriate caregivers, in the
care of the patient.
Explains the role and function of each Agency discipline to
patients and families and the services which will be provided, in a
clear and concise fashion to ensure proper understanding.
Recognizes and respects cultural differences in regards to health
care choices and end-of-life care, allowing the patient and family
to practice within their cultural norms to ensure optimal
Willing to accept additional patient care visits i.e. after hours,
on-call, or on the weekends with a professional attitude, to meet
patient care needs.
Education & Training: Graduate of a National League of Nursing
accredited program with a diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred.
License/Certification: Current Connecticut RN license, or eligible
for RN license in the State of Connecticut, or current temporary RN
Experience: Medical/Surgical experience or specialty area, if
applicable, preferred. Experience in Home Health Care or Public
Health Nursing preferred.
Basic clinical nursing skills.
Experience in physical and psychosocial assessment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact
with patients, families, physicians and co-workers.
Ability to deal effectively with stress and ability to exercise
Other: Valid motor vehicle operators license, reliable personal
automobile during business hours, and active automobile insurance
coverage in accordance with Agency policy.
We take great care of careers.
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers
exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you
are part of an organization on the cutting edge helping to bring
new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education
to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving
organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a
competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.
Every moment matters. And this is your moment.
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