Oct 14, 2021

RN II - Home Health Direct

  • St. Joseph Health & Covenant Health
  • Napa, CA, USA

Job Description

We are looking for a Home Health Nurse II for the Napa Home Health Direct Department at St. Joseph Home Care Network.

Location: Napa, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly hours

Shift: 8 hour, Days

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Job Summary:

The Home Health Registered Nurse assesses patients for skilled home health needs, develops and initiates a plan of care with the physician approval and provides nursing care, ordered by the physician to patients in their place of residence. The Home Health Registered Nurse continually re-evaluates the patients nursing needs.

Area of Specialization: The Senior Registered Nurse assists in the delivery of clinical orientation, validation of clinical competency for new and current caregivers, and provides new caregiver observation of clinical experiences. The Senior Registered Nurse is able to apply best practices, adult learning principles, coaching and mentoring skills in order to foster the growth and learning of caregivers. Senior Registered Nurses also provide direct patient care for a diverse community, as scheduling permits.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in performing baseline-nursing skills, including assessment, wound care, catheter care and infusion. Maintains clinical competencies according to agency standards.
  • Completes comprehensive assessments, including OASIS items, accurately and timely at specific time-points as defined by regulation and agency policy.
  • Develops a plan of care, in collaboration with the patient, family/caregiver and physician orders including frequency and duration of nursing visits, specific care or treatments to be provided, appropriate goals, medications, other disciplines needed and discharge plan.
  • Documents the comprehensive assessment and plan of care in the EHR and synchronizes by 10:00AM the following day.
  • Implements and provides nursing care, treatment and services according to the plan of care and accepted standards of care, including patient educations and any IV or other medications required to be administered by the nurse.
  • Communicates changes in patient status, patient issues and concerns and changes in orders to the Physician, Clinical Manager and Clinical Supervisor according to agency guidelines.
  • Practices infection control and universal precautions for self and others in patient care activities.
  • Advocate for quality patient outcomes communicating with authorization nurses and community vendors timely.
  • Maintains patient rights and dignity. Assures the care of the dying patient, optimizing his/her comfort and dignity.
  • Effectively establishes priorities and delegates responsibilities appropriately when supervising the LVN and the CHHA.

Skills :

  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
  • Flexibility to adapt to new and changing situations; participates as a team-player to support your team and Agency needs.
  • Demonstrates customer service skills.
  • Senior Registered Nurse: Annual Senior Level competencies to be completed.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education : Completes necessary education to attain RN Licensure in state of California.

Experience : 1 year of Professional nursing experience.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current California RN license.
  • CA Driver's License.
  • Current automobile liability insurance.
  • Current Basic Life Support.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience :

  • IV and Central lines experience.
  • Wound care including use of negative pressure devices.
  • Home health field experience.

St. Joseph Home Care Network (SJHCN) is a Home Health ministry of St. Joseph Health, serving three Northern California counties; Humboldt County, Napa County and Sonoma County.

Our networks of compassionate, highly skilled employees are dedicated to putting the patient first to improve the health of individuals and families in our community.

The Home Health caregivers assist in restoring a patient's optimal health and support the family by going into the home and ministering to the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient and family members.

Our home care services are a literal representation of reaching out to our community to care for our dear neighbors.

Company: St. Joseph Home Care Network

Category: Home Health Nursing

Req ID: R335404