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RN Home Health/Hospice PRN

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   9/21/2017
Job Title: 
RN Home Health/Hospice PRN
Job Category:   Nurse RN:Home Health/Infusion/Hospice/Palliative
Location:   Pendleton
Job Description:   **RN Home Health/Hospice PRN** **Description** JOB STATEMENT: The registered nurse plans, organizes and directs home health services and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their homes and communities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: _Client Care_ 1. Completes an initial assessment of client and family to determine home health needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness. 2. Regularly re-evaluates client nursing needs. 3. Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as client status and needs change. 4. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis. 5. Develops a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the client and the family in the planning process. 6. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician. 7. Counsels the client and family in meeting nursing and related needs. 8. Provides health care instructions to the client as appropriate per assessment and plan of care. 9. Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the client. 10. Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor and assumes responsibility to coordinate client care for assigned caseload. _Communication_ 1. Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and at least every sixty days. 2. Communicates with the physician regarding the client’s needs and reports any changes in the client’s condition; obtains/receives physician’s orders as required. 3. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan. _Additional Duties_ 1. Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy. 2. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available. 3. Instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care provided. REVERENCE: Pass a Smile! (First Impressions) § Introduce yourself § Initiate greetings with a smile, eye contact, open body language, and a handshake or touch. § Use patient or co-worker’s name in conversation. Be genuine. § Listen attentively and confirm back to customer what you have heard. § Always say “hello” with a smile to patients, visitors, and co-workers in hallways and elevators. Celebrate Differences! (Diversity) § Treat all Patients, visitors, and co-workers with respect as unique, valued. § Provide the highest level of service to everyone, regardless of who they are. § Create a supportive environment and encourage people to freely express themselves. § Behave in a professional, collaborative, supportive manner, regardless of personal feelings. Look The Part! (Professional Image) § Make sure employee badge in visible and appropriately placed. § Stay well groomed § Keep clothing neat, clean, and in accordance with the department and hospital policy. § Ensure that personal conversation, demeanor, and all behaviors present and “on-stage” appearance. § Maintain an attitude of confidence and proficiency. INTEGRITY: Make it Right (Service Recovery) § Anticipate and correct problems before they become complaints. § Acknowledge mistake when they occur, without placing blame. § Apologize for the mistake, even if you are not at fault. § Make amends for mistakes by taking corrective action as a tangible indication of our sincere regret. Let’s Talk (Communication) § Follow through on all requests and promises in a timely manner. § Whenever you see a person who needs help, ask then “What can I do for you?” § Respond in a timely manner to all requests – conveying clear, concise, and accurate information. § Answer all phones and call lights promptly. State name, department, and give an appropriate greeting. § Always use a friendly voice. Lean on Me! (Teamwork) § Balance personal agenda with team and organizational goals. § Value all team members and their options by teaching everyone equally and with respect. § Seek to resolve conflicts in a respectful way. Do so directly with the individual(s) involved and promptly. § Arrive in time to report and listen quietly. § Fully share information that people need to do their job. § Express ideas, opinions and reactions constructively. COMPASSION: Welcome to our Home! (Safe/Healing/Calm Environment) § Maintain a safe, neat, clutter-free work environment. § Pick up linen and put away. § Keep voice down on and around “On-stage” areas. § Recommend changes to policies, procedures, and environment to enhance everyone’s ability to provide optimum service to all patients, visitors, and employees. Keep in Touch! (Provide information and explanations) § Apologize for delays and inconveniences. § Communicate anticipated timelines for procedures and keep family updated. § Use easily understood and appropriate language when giving information to patients, visitors, and co- workers. § Avoid technical and professional jargon and acronyms. Privacy Matters! (Privacy/Confidentiality) § Always knock before entering. § Be sensitive to individuals privacy needs. § Always speak kindly and positively about patients and co-workers. Show in all ways that patients is the first priority. § Maintain strict confidentially at all times with patients, visitors, co-workers, physician information, and with proprietary organizational information. EXCELLENCE: Thank somebody! (Recognition/Appreciation) § Find ways to specifically recognize and appreciate a co-worker. § Catch people doing something special and let then know you appreciate it. § Commend a team member when they demonstrate one or more of our customer service standards and behaviors. § Openly praise and acknowledge the good work of co-workers by announcing specific professional and personal accomplishments. Show the Way! (Give Directions) § Make it your job to know where services are at the facility. § If someone appears to need directions, offer to help. § Offer to escort patients and visitors to their destination. § If unable to personally escort, take him/her to someone who can, or show him/her the way with a facility map. § Do chart reviews, stocking department, etc. with free time. Keep Growing! (Technical Competency) § Maintain a high level of competence; continue to grow in skill and encourage others to do the same. § Consistently demonstrate excellent technical knowledge on the job. § Encourage and contribute innovative ideas and ways of doing things that increase effectiveness. Age Specific Population Served: Check the Age Categories that the position commonly serves. ⓧ Neonatal (0-28 days) ⓧ Infant (28 days- 1yr.) ⓧ Pediatric (1-12 yrs.) ⓧ Adolescent (12-20 yrs.) ⓧ Adult (20-61 yrs.) ⓧ Geriatric (62yrs ) QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state. 2. Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing. 3. Maintains a current CPR certification. 4. Current valid driver’s license. 5. Minimum of two year’s experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health or home health nursing preferred. 6. Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision. 7. Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills; nursing skills per competency checklist. 8. Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently. 9. Management experience not required but preferred. Responsible for supervising home health aides. 10. Prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position, or transfer clients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required nursing skills. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully performed the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee id regularly required to stand. The employee is required to walk, talk, read, write, and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust and focus. WORKING CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are responsible of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Responsible accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Security Access: HIGH – Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the terms of the St. AnthonyHospital security policies as it applies to their job roles. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Will make home visits much of the day, and in travel. Subject to variable environmental conditions, this may include: cigarette smoke, vicious animals, vermin, poor sanitation, domestic violence, traffic and driving hazards, and inclement weather. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be constructed, as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this document is intended to exclude the opportunity for modifications or adjustments to the job or the manner of performing it consistent with the requirement to provide responsible accommodation to the disabled. Without accommodation, the essential functions must be performed. Employees unable to accomplish and functions may request to accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. **Qualifications** Certifications Must possess a current active nursing license to practice in the state of Oregon, current CPR card, current Oregon state drivers license and auto liability insurance Education Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, minimum of one year of acute care, ER, ICU, or SNF experience. BSN preferred **Job** Home Health/Hospice **Primary Location** OREGON-PENDLETON-ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL **Daily Schedule** S-S **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 0 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0130665
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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