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Home Health RN / Registered Nurse in Austin at Jordan

Date Posted: 9/30/2018

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Job Description

Jordan Health Services is currently in search of anexperienced, hard-working RNs / Registered Nursesto join their team!

This is the perfect time to join the growing  homecare and outpatient care industry!

  • Full-time and Per Diem Positions
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Continuing Education and Mentoring Programs
  • Administrative Support Team
  • Has a full time staff to manage and support your needs while you focus on meeting the needs of your clients. We offer continuing education and support a collaborative approach with all skilled services.

POSITION:                     RN Field Nurse

ORGANIZATION:          Jordan Health Services – Medicare

REPORTS TO:              RN Clinical Team Manager or Administrator


The RN FieldNurse is responsible for the timely performance,supervision, training, and documentation of clinical service delivery to thepatient and his/her caregiver in accordance with accepted standards of nursingpractice and regulatory guidelines.  S/he assists the RN ClinicalTeam Manager in improving the clinical and financial performance of thelocation. DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES & COMPONENT PROPORTIONS: I.            Work Flow Necessary to Ensure Clinical & FinancialSuccess                                 (component proportion   75%)

  1. Reports availability routinely, preferably weekly, to the scheduler.

  2. Embraces and adheres to the use of electronic documentation via the organization’s software solution.

  3. Completes assigned Work Flow tasks within timeframes allotted by the Division.

  4. Responds timely to patient assignments and also responds in accordance with Divisional guidelines when s/he will not be able to accept assignments.

  5. Performs and documents nursing service delivery related to patient admission and recertification including the OASIS data set and Plan of Care.

  6. Completes OASIS data set information, as assigned, regarding patient events, i.e. Transfer to In-Patient Facility, Death In Home, Resumption of Care, Discharge, and Follow-Up.

  7. Obtains and documents physician orders, when appropriate.

  8. Responsible for the submission of all documentation and receipt of physician orders to ensure timely locking of OASIS and timely submission of billing.

  9. Submits nursing orders and documentation, when appropriate.

  10. Reviews data regarding patient assignments including but not limited to OAISS, Plan of Care, and Coordination Notes prior to service delivery.

  11. Submits request for new supply requisitions when a new supply order is needed.

  12. Responds to requests from location staff to clarify information needed for the Plan of Care (485) or OASIS.

  13. Documents OASIS changes in the Coordination notes, when applicable.

  14. Submits request to Add New Facility Event, as appropriate.

  15. Assists with intake of patient referrals and in coordination of services between disciplines and other healthcare providers.

  16. Participates in the reporting of lab results and/or abnormal findings to the appropriate healthcare professional, physician, and/or field clinician.

  17. Provides supervision of home health aides and LVN/LPN team members, as assigned.

  18. Participates in patient case conferences and documents ongoing Coordination of Care with other members of the healthcare team.

II.           QAPI Activities/Home Health Compare Reports                                                       (component proportion   10%)

  1. Reports and documents Client Complaint and Client Occurrence Events, when appropriate.

  2. Participates in the QAPI process of the agency, seeking to identify opportunities for performance improvement.

  3. Reports significant patient findings to the RN Case Manager and the RN Clinical Team Manager and collaborates on actions or interventions to be taken.

  4. Reports and documents patient infections per policy.

III.          Program AdministrationCoordination                                                                        (component proportion   15%)

  1. Responsible for the appropriate use of agency resources including, but not limited to, supplies and personnel to ensure financial success.

  2. Shares on-call responsibilities, as scheduled.

  3. Works to maintain positive, collaborative relationships with patients, caregivers, referral sources, and/or physicians.

  4. Maintains availability at all times during his/her scheduled hours of work, either in person or by telecommunications.

  5. Maintains current knowledge of nursing practice and is responsible for personal continuing education required by the BNE.

  6. Participates in internal staff meetings and training activities, as assigned.

  7. Collaborates with members of the marketing team to assist in identifying potential referral sources, and patients appropriate for home care.

  8. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

.            Education

In accordancewith licensing regulations, must meet the following criteria:

Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in the state of practice or in accordance with the Board of NurseExaminers rules for Nurse LicensureCompact (NLC).

  1. Experience

  1. Minimum of two (2) years of active experience as a RN, preferred.

  2. Possession of a working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid home health care benefits, policies and procedures preferred.

  3. Understanding of Medical Diagnosis Coding, preferred.

  1. Skills & Abilities

  1. Has a positive attitude and willingness to learn throughout employment.

  2. Self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  3. Ability to work with both clinical and non-clinical staff members.

  4. Willingness to learn and utilize software solution, inclusive of Divisional Work Flow Tasks.

  5. Must be organized and have the ability to manage multiple tasks & priorities at any given time.

  6. Possesses a firm foundation of basic nursing skills.

  7. Willingness to learn home health regulatory standards related to job-specific duties, including but not limited to: OASIS, Condition of Participation, state-specific licensing rules, diagnosis coding, and internal policies.

  1. Other

  1. General

A.   Musthave satisfactory references from previous employers.

B.   Must be able to pass a background check which may include criminalhistory check and OIG sanctionscreening.

C.   Mustbe willing to submit to and be able to pass a random drug screening.

D.   Must have a dependable vehicle, a valid driver’s license, and maintain vehicular insurancein accordance with laws of the State.

2. Risk Exposure-blood borne pathogens

High Risk.

 3. Physical Requirements

A.   Heavylifting.

B.   Ability to participate in physical activity.

C.   Ability to do extensivebending, lifting and standingon a regular basis.

D.   Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.