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Lead Registered Nurse

Company: Amorem
Location: Hudson
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Coordinate clinical care of assigned home care patients with lead social worker EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:Current NC license as a registered nurseBachelor of Science degree in nursing requiredActive patient contact or completion of a nursing refresher course within the past 3 yearsCPR certification KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Knowledge of and commitment to the hospice philosophy of careAbility to work on an interdisciplinary teamAbility to work a flexible scheduleWillingness to work with patients/ families regardless of race, color, creed, age or sexual orientation. Must respect their beliefs and philosophy with an attitude of openness and receptivenessStrong communication skills Initial And Ongoing:Complete Hospice volunteer/staff training programComplete Hospice orientation programObtain 12 hours of continuing education per year, including mandatory safety in-serviceAttend minimum of six staff meetings per yearAttend assigned team meetings every two weeksMaintain CPR certification DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Assist in orienting new team members, as directedParticipate in quality improvement programAdhere to strict confidentialityAdhere to safety policy and practicesComplete employee time record accurately per policyCooperate with all government agencies and outside auditorsAssist with updating policies and procedures, as appropriateComplete annual TB screeningAssure all license, certifications, continuing education information and any other required documentation are submitted to human resources and kept currentMaintain up-to-date documentation required and specified in Hospice policy and procedurePerform other duties assigned by supervisorPartner with lead social worker to assure quality patient/family careAssure outpatient treatment services are appropriate and coordinated with business services and social workers and directorBe available daily to provide direction to team assuring appropriate interventionsAssure team members have adequate supplies, equipment and physical spaceMaintain current knowledge and competency in providing care to terminally ill patients and their familiesAssist with entering Hospice referrals into software system, as neededCoordinate the determination of appropriateness of referrals with hospice physiciansCoordinate patient assignment of primary nurse and certified nursing assistantCommunicate with on-call team members and patient care unit staff on regular basisSupervise certified nursing assistant assignmentsAssure timely and appropriate utilization review of patientsCoordinate pharmacy, medical equipment and other contracted services and monitor compliancyCoordinate delivery of care with primary team and attending physicianBe available to receive telephone calls from staff, physicians, health care facilities, and families to coordinate services with primary teamPerform duties of primary nurse, and patient care unit nurse, as neededCoordinate continuous care servicesAssist with the maintenance of medical records assuring accuracy, completeness, and compliance with all regulations and standardsSupervise patient medical supplies inventoryAssess outpatient services and assure appropriatenessMake appropriate certified nursing assistant assignments via Cell Trak, update assignments and make corrections, as neededCommunicate all clinical information to director of nursing services and director of high country servicesAssure 24-hour on-call services and be available for on-call services, as needed services and marketing to coordinate orientation for new nurses and certified nursing assistantsAssure all nursing services staff promote the philosophy of hospice as directed by the chief executive officerComplete reports and other statistical data as requestedKeep abreast of all regulations and communicate information to nurses and certified nursing assistants PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:Speech and hearing skills necessary for telephone interaction and face to face contactVisual acuity to read chart and physician's ordersAbility to stand and walk for long periods of timeManual dexterity to establish IV sites, manipulate tubing, and other patient care suppliesWith assistance, ability to lift and support an average of 150 poundsAbility to sit as required to perform dutiesAbility to pull/push, and bend frequentlyAbility to squat, kneel, climb, and balance EMENTS:Must have an automobile with required insurance coverage and state driver's license Rev. 8/19, 9/19Requirements:PI208303391

Keywords: Amorem, Gastonia , Lead Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Hudson, North Carolina

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