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Registered Nurse - Per Visit

Company: Grace Hospice
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - Per VisitU.S. Medical Management (USMM) is an affiliate of a leading Fortune 100 company. A national organization built on a continuum of care with premier healthcare providers, clinicians and patient focused individuals working together. Our Mission Through Compassionate Patient-Centered Care in the Home; We will Provide Exceptional Outcomes across our Continuum of Services Visiting Physicians Association, Pinnacle Senior Care, Grace Hospice, Comfort Hospice, Home DME & our In Home Health Assessments (IHA).Our Values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork & Excellence are leading us to a better tomorrow for patient care. Our Purposes Centered on We are Unified in our Work through our Continuum of Services We can Find Comfort that We are Making a Difference for our Patients & We make a Broader Positive Impact on Society, allows USMM to be poised for a phenomenal future.We are seeking candidates who desire the experience of delivering quality & compassionate healthcare within proven care models with patients at the forefront of everything we do.Position DescriptionThe Registered Nurse provides intermittent skilled nursing services; communicates the patients progress with other disciplines and directs, supervises and instructs non-professional hospice aide staff in the provision of personal care to the patient.Essential Duties and Responsibilities* Under the Physicians order, admits patients eligible for hospice services* Assesses and evaluates patient needs/problems, identifies mutually agreed upon goals with patients* Reports patient status and need for other disciplines to agency intake coordinator, RN Manager and referring physician* Develops patient care plan that specifically addresses identified patient problems; nursing problems and goals. Updates care plans on an ongoing basis; revises and resolves patient problems and goals as changes occur and/or recertification* Admits paperwork and patient care plan submitted to RN Manager within 2 days following the admit* Assures that all admit paperwork is completed in full at time of submission for timely data entry of IDG/POC information* Provides intermittent Skilled Nursing services including assessment, evaluation, procedures, teaching, and training activities as outlined in the patient IDG Plan of Care* Provides Skilled Nursing visits according to visit schedule and notifies agency of need to alter schedule in any way* Reports significant findings to patients Physician and RN Manager as they occur* Submits completed skilled nursing notes; communication notes and hospice aide supervisory notes per policy* Submits change orders within 48 hours of occurrence* Submits recertification paperwork by the due date provided by the RN Manager* Schedules an IDT meeting with assigned RN Manager to review patients needs, problems, level of care and any changes in Plan of Care for next cert period* Completes communication note documenting plans for recertification were discussed and agreed upon between the Physician, patient, and RN Manager* Completes other required documents for recertification: new Medication Profile, updates Care Plan, and updates or completes new Hospice Aide Plan of Care, if applicable* Performs hospice aide supervisory visit at least q 2 weeks and once per cert period with hospice aide present* Effectively communicates with all members of the healthcare team* Acts as the patients advocate and as such is a liaison to assist in communicating the patients needs to the multidisciplinary team* Supervises the hospice aide every 14 days. Provides direction and instruction as it relates to provision of personal care and related support services* Completes documentation on hospice aide supervisory notes* Reports identified performance related problems; patient complaints and/or deviation from the Hospice Aide instruction sheet to the RN Manager* Acts as a preceptor in the orientation of new nursing staff* Attends staff meetings and educational in-services per agency requirements* Continually strives to improve nursing care by broadening knowledge through formal education, attendance at workshops, conferences and participation in professional and related organizations and individual research reading* Obtains CEUs as dictated by the State Board of Nurses* Attends at least 50% of the skilled nurse in-services and meetings provided by agency* Is responsible for obtaining information provided at skilled nurse in-services and meetings and demonstrates appropriate follow-up related to information given at meetings and in-services* Participates in PI program through submission of data collection as it relates to direct patient care problems and serving on PI teams* Follows agency policies and procedures* Participates in discharge planning process* Documents Discharge Planning beginning with admit and documents at least 2 weeks in advance instructions given related to discharge* Completes:* Patient Care Plan* Discharge Nurses Note and submits them along with other notes turned in per agency policyREQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Experience* Is currently licensed in the state of practice or in accordance with the Board of Nurse Examiners rules for Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), and* Current drivers license and automobile in good working condition with proof of auto insurance* Ability to work in a field setting and exhibited ability to make sound nursing judgment* Ability to assess patient needs and formulate individualized patient care plans to meet those needs* Effective communication skillsPreferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience* One year experience as a professional nurse

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