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Weekend RN, Home Health - Carbon/Schuylkill County at St. Luke's University Health Network

Weekend RN, Home Health - Carbon/Schuylkill County

St. Luke's University Health Network Bethlehem, PA Part-Time
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St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

This Weekend registered Nurse works collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team to assure delivery of high quality nursing service in accordance with the physician’s orders and with the agency’s programs and policies. Services are provided in the home and in the patient’s place of residence.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluates and performs initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments on patients referred for home health nursing services.  Determines eligibility for admission, obtains financial and statistical data, formulates initial care plan according to the patient’s Plan of Care and processes the admission.
  • Refers patients to other agency disciplines and to community resource as needed.
  • Assesses, promotes and maintains health of individuals, families, and the community through teaching, counseling and appropriate preventive and rehabilitative measures in the practice of nursing.
  • Provides ongoing assessment to determine service frequency, change in Plan of Care and discharge from service in compliance with agency policy and philosophy.
  • Functions as the designated coordinator of patient care responsible for assuring the provision of optimum, comprehensive multidisciplinary care.
  • Assures care plans are followed according to agency standards for the provision of quality care, appropriate service utilization, and compliance with third party payor requirements for reimbursement.
  • Communicates with the patient’s physician, referral source, and members of the multidisciplinary team both orally and in writing as required by the patient’s condition and agency policy.
  • Maintains and uses patient clinical records, reports and other written communications according to agency policy and directives.
  • Records make clear the goals and plans with emphasis on the family oriented approach to patient care.
  • Records reflect contact with physicians and other agencies as needed.  Documentation is completed per agency guidelines.
  • Participates in the development and operation of the agency by keeping administration informed on changing community needs and lack of community resources.  Participating in the orientation and guidance of new staff.  Interpreting agency service to families and community groups. Contributing to evaluation of service programs.  Evaluating effectiveness of his/her own service and contributing to the evaluation of and continuing development of staff members.
  • Demonstrates efficient time utilization in the home, in the office, and in preparation for and travel to and from the visit.
  • Performs skills independently according to agency procedures.  Researches and/or obtains needed information prior to the visit.
  • Develops and implements clear teaching plans, utilizes printed material, teaches factual content appropriate to the patient’s diagnosis, patient/caregiver needs and abilities.
  • Assumes personal responsibility to keep informed of current changes and trends affecting nursing care and professional nursing functions.
  • Participates in patient-centered unit meetings.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Exertional activity:  Occasionally lift and/or carry 100 lbs Frequently lift and/or carry 50 lbs Stand and/or walk at least 6 hours in an 8-hour work day. Nonexertional activity:  Stooping (bending at the waist) and crouching (stooping and bending at the knees) required. Frequently handling (grasping) required.  Fingering (fine manipulation) required occasionally. Neat, clean, free from body odors, conforms to the uniform code.  Constant standing and walking during work periods. Turning, stooping, bending, climbing, stretching and lifting in the provision of nursing care. Finger and hand dexterity necessary to handle delicate instruments and other equipment. Visual and auditory acuity required to provide comprehensive nursing care.

SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN BY): 

Works under the supervision of the Patient Care Manager and Clinical Coordinator.  May supervise licensed practical nurses and home health aides.

COMMUNICATIONS:

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to patients, families, physicians, and related persons.  Ability to exercise tact, initiative and good judgment in dealing with people. Communication honors and respects ethnic and cultural diversity

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: 

A graduate of an approved school of professional nursing who is licensed as a Registered Nurse by the state in which practicing, Baccalaureate degree preferred.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Two years as a professional nurse in nursing practice or previous community health experience as a professional nurse preferred.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address.  Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.  Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable.  It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.  Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!





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