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Department: Home Health Care FTE: 1.00 Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week) Shift: Days
Position Summary: Supports the goals of the Director of Home Health which encompasses those of UNMH. Supports the transition of patient from hospital to home. Responsible for the patient referral analysis and evaluation process, development of improved work methods, and for providing staff training. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * COMPLIANCE - Ensure conditions of participation are followed in tandem with home health and hospice management * PATIENT CARE - Responsible for the analysis and evaluation of patient referrals to ensure all standards are adhered to for a safe discharge * PATIENT CARE - Participate in patient care conferences, case manager assignments, and attends appropriate rounds on the units * PATIENT CARE - Responsible for the development of improved work methods and procedures to achieve and maintain improved outcomes and clinical goals of the department * EVALUATIONS - Responsible for field evaluations for clinical care in the home * EDUCATION - Provide and coordinate clinical learning experience for staff and students * CUSTOMER SERVICE - Ensure quality customer service through training, monitoring and coaching; resolve customer service issues and problems * DOCUMENTATION - Documents in PowerChart communication of patient acceptance or rejection for referral to home care, when option discussed with patient * PATIENT SAFETY - Ensure that the patient is discharged safely to the home when referred to UNMH Home Health * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes * PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk * PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner * PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Experience: Essential: 2 years directly related experience
Nonessential: Home Health or Hospice Experience
Credentials: Essential: * RN in NM or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by NM * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
Physical Conditions: Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Working conditions: Essential: * Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE