Providence is calling a Registered Nurse Staff (Home Health) ( HHC Skilled Nursng Adults , Variable Shift, 0.6 FTE) to Providence Home Health Care in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
*This position is variable shifts and mostly weekend coverage. There is also required call (2 weeks per month).
In this position you will:
- Possess knowledge of developmental needs and competent in the assessment and treatment as it relates to the age of the patient population served. Conducts and documents a comprehensive patient assessment upon admission. Continually reassesses and applies appropriate advocacy and interventions as indicated. Competent in the interpretation of a patient’s self-assessment and behavior. This information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical emotional, psychosocial and chronological maturation process. Actively involves patient and family in the collaborative plan of care.
- Consistently demonstrate and promote safe patient care practices: (i.e. Hand washing/Patient ID, Communication, Reduction of infection Risks, Medication Safety & Reconciliation, Falls Prevention, No Preventable Deaths/Injuries, Inclusion of patients/families concerns and access to healthcare team).
- Collaborate with the patient, family and members of the healthcare team; develops, documents, implements and monitors an individualized plan of care which reflects a standard of care based on best practice and evidence-based medicine. Provides, documents, and consults to assure necessary patient and family education in support of the treatment plan. Adaptive to change and updated patient care practices within an evolving healthcare environment.
- Collaborate with team members, the patient, the patient’s family and others as appropriate in the development of a proactive discharge plan.
- Perform procedures and treatments according to accepted department/unit protocols, guidelines, standards and the Nurse Practice Act.
- Legibly and electronically documents patient care activities and information in an accurate, concise, and timely manner. Competent in the input and retrieval of information within the various forms of written and electronic documentation.
- Provide safe quality care in an efficient, cost effective manner.
- Support and assist with orientation of new staff and students. Acquires necessary training and skills to competently perform the preceptor and charge nurse function when selected and functioning in those roles.
- Demonstrate advancement of professional nursing practice through continuing education, required training, certification, and participation in department and unit activities. Assures all competencies, certifications, safety information and courses are completed as required.
- Identify concerns and takes appropriate action(s) to involve colleagues and management in the development and promotion of a safe patient care environment. Actively engage in positive communication, feedback, and the on-going development of self and team. Takes an active role in building and maintaining an environment that fosters open communication, patient and family-centered care and healthy collegial relationships. Demonstrates adaptive/timely communication based on individual patient/family needs. Attends and participates in a minimum of 50% of scheduled staff meetings or has read the minutes and signed off on them, and is responsible for meeting content regardless of attendance.
- Promote and role models collaborative practice and relationships with other health care professionals. Recognizes the role that the cultural diversity of patients and their families, employees, medical staff, volunteers and community members plays in achieving productive and positive relationships. Rounds with physicians and other team members to promote continuity of care and patient’s confidence in their care delivery team.
- Monitor patient’s condition, notes changes in status, utilizes judgment and takes appropriate action. Communicates patient status to colleagues and physicians to include: situation, background, assessment, and recommendations (S.B.A.R). Utilizes tools adopted through quality and safety initiatives when communicating patient status change and at the time of patient handoff. Uses the Providence Early Assessment Team (P.E.A.T.) when indicated by changes in patient’s conditions or concerns.
- Promote and routinely offers comfort and pain management measures. Documentation reflects assessment, treatment and re-assessment as required to meet patient goals.
- Consistently demonstrate and incorporate principles and policies of safety and infection control as defined by policy and procedure, National Patient Safety Goals and Emergency Response procedures. Comply with Hospital standards to assure continued compliance and regulatory requirements are met. Examples include but are not limited to: JCAHO, OSHA, State and Federal requirements.
- Actively participate in Departmental and Unit based activities, including Quality Improvement Programs and processes. Participate in departmental activities that improve patient care and process systems, Participate in Tracer Rounds and actively assists others in transitioning and applying knowledge to the clinical and operational setting.
- Safeguard all forms (Electronic, written and oral) of confidential information as it relates to patients, their families, medical staff and employees. Is aware of and compliant with organizational polices regarding Fraud and Abuse, Conflict of Interest and the Code of Conduct.
Required qualifications for this position include:
- Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing
- Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska at time of hire
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Assn upon hire.
- Must have valid AK Driver's License and auto insurance in accordance with state law
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- 1 year of Registered Nurse experience in an acute care hospital
About Providence Home Health
Providence Home Health is proud to be the oldest and largest home health in the state. We've built a reputation for high quality care and positive relationships with both our clients and their doctors. At Providence, it’s our people who make the difference. In addition to our staff’s knowledge, experience and professionalism, it’s perhaps our friendly, caring manner you’ll appreciate most. We love working with people – and it shows in the quality of care and attention you’ll receive.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Home Health Nursing
Req ID: 265115