Director Community Health Nursing Job Description Sample
Nursing Instructors - Nursing Generalist - Medical Surgical, Community Health
The primary responsibility is teaching. Faculty loads are normally scheduled on an average load of fifteen (15) credit hours per semester.
Office hours, advising and collateral duty assignments, such as college and department meetings are maintained. Teaching schedules may include day, evening and weekend classes and multiple campus and off-campus clinical assignments. Opportunities for summer teaching will be based on student interest.
Masterâ??s degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited college or university. An unrestricted Registered Nurseâ??s license.
Minimum of two (2) years of full-time direct client care nursing experience or its equivalent within the past five (5) years or two (2) years of full-time teaching in nursing education or its equivalent (30 credits is equal to 1 year). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in community, wellness/illness, chronic care and geriatric work and previous teaching experience. The selected candidate must be able to successfully pass the college's pre-employment security screening.
Minimum two (2) years of recent teaching experience in a nursing program. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in both didactic and clinical settings, including course development, student assessment, course evaluations and advising.
Education to include principles of teaching and learning. Demonstrated ability to incorporate technology routinely into instructional responsibilities (multimedia, flipped classroom teaching strategies, and test construction). Demonstrated understanding of concept-based teaching principles; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations in an urban setting.
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities.
Employment-related inquiries regarding the collegeâ??s nondiscrimination policy should be addressed to: EEO Officer, EEO@Reynolds.edu. Additionally, Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.
Adjunct Faculty, Community Health Nursing
Adjunct Faculty, Community Health Nursing
FAC - Part-Time Faculty, Credit Classes
$51.25 - Base Rate
School of Nursing
Posted on an ongoing basis
Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation
First Review Date
April 4, 2016
This Adjunct faculty member provides lecture and clinical teaching in a multi-option, NLNAC National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission accredited Associate degree Nursing program.
Duties & Responsibilities
Supervises students in clinical settings
Teaches nursing skills and health assessment
Assigns grades for classes taught
Complies with all class schedules and deadlines for course documentation
Acts as a professional representative with the affiliating agency on behalf of the College
Teaches the assigned course consistent with course syllabus and school curriculum
May be assigned to provide academic advisement
May be assigned to participate in departmental and College affairs
May be assigned to develop curricula
May be assigned to recruit students
May be assigned to serve on committees
Performs other duties as assigned
Master's degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and Florida RN license or eligibility
Bachelor's degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and minimum of two (2) years of related clinical experience could be considered with expected completion of Master's degree
Theoretical and clinical expertise in medical-surgical nursing and/or additional ability to teach psychiatric or obstetrical or community health or pediatric nursing required
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with students
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends
Must be able to travel between campuses and clinical agencies
Director Of Nursing For Public Health Operations
Nurse VThis position is under the general direction of the Physician reporting to the Associate Commissioner for Regional and Local Health Operations and performs highly advanced (senior-level) nursing work. The Regional and Local Health Operations (RLHO) Director of Nursing (DON) contributes to the achievement of the DSHS' vision, mission, and program objectives by providing senior nursing consultation, public health policy recommendations and public health expertise.
Provides analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvement of nursing practice for approximately 250 regional and local health department nurses throughout the state, as well as leads initiatives as designated by the Division and the Department. Serves as a resource to address nursing scope and practice questions, and ensures compliance with a broad range of state health and environmental codes, regulations and policies. Participates in multi-faceted agency projects and coordinates with academic partners, stakeholders, and regional and local health department nurses statewide.
This position is not supervisory; however, provides leadership through policy development, programmatic planning, assessment, and quality assurance and improvement of nursing and other clinically related activities. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions:
(15%) Policy Development. Develops and reviews clinical public health policy for applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, such as those concerning exposure to blood borne pathogens, toxic substances, airborne pathogens or exposure to other hazards by employees during routine assignments or assignments during public health emergencies.
In collaboration with regional directors, regional nursing managers, other agency physicians and appropriate program leads including program nurse consultants, provides guidance for and assists with maintaining standardization of clinical policies and procedures, including policies addressing medication and other clinical errors/omissions, standing delegation and standing medical orders, employee immunizations and other wellness activities, and infection prevention and control. Serves as an expert in public health and nursing science in the strategic planning of public health operations. Assists Division Executive leadership, as needed, to analyze and provide input on proposed legislation and rules with potential impact on nursing practice/public health nursing workforce.(15%) Nursing Consultation.
Provides input to Division, the Department and Executive leadership regarding training to support nursing professional development, and quality improvement and evaluation activities. Serves as a resource for nursing practices through the establishment of a mentoring, peer advising, and professional development system for the DSHS nursing workforce. (15%) Nursing Training. Provides consultation, training and technical assistance to regional and local health department staff and others as appropriate, to access and interpret the Texas Nursing Practice Act and relevant board rules and regulations.
Maintains current knowledge base of standards of care and best practices, provides information, consultation and recommendations to stakeholders, regional medical directors and other agency physicians, program staff, and regional and local health department nurse managers for implementation. Participates in the Office of Academic Affairs Continuing Education (CE) Nurse Planner workgroup which guides the development and execution of CE events for organizations/programs offering continuing nursing education events. (15%) Nursing Practice Improvement. Leads evaluation of public health nursing practice and business operations using science-based evidence, statistical analysis and other methodologies to provide high quality public health services.
Provides subject matter expertise in planning the development of service delivery and evaluates nursing practice to address the needs of culturally diverse clients and communities regionally and statewide. Collaborates with program and regional staff in the development of goals and objectives with a focus on continuous quality improvements in nursing practice. Conducts reviews of scientific evidence related to public health nursing issues, concerns, and interventions.
Provides expertise in public health and nursing science in the strategic planning of regional and local public health nursing practice. Consultation may include on-site visits to assess nursing and related health care systems, as appropriate. Participates on other workgroups and teams charged with system change.
Participates in delivery of direct clinical services during major employee wellness efforts, including employee immunization activities.(10%) Population Health. Conducts in-depth organizational assessments in all areas with clinical components. Identifies gaps and redundancies in current processes.
Partners with key stakeholders including program and regional staff in the development, implementation, tracking, and evaluation of long and short-range policies, procedures, plans, and programs for the improvement of population health in Texas. (10%) Cross program integration. Coordinates across DSHS programs (i.e. Immunizations, Tuberculosis, HIV/STD, Community Health) to develop and improve models for delivery of nursing services to eligible clients and to communities.
Provides subject matter expertise regarding implementation of program objectives and offers insights regarding challenges and opportunities. Coordinates with Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID) to ensure Regions and programs strive to meet TCID goals and objectives for treatment of those with severe health issues surrounding Tuberculosis and Hansen's disease. Provides nursing subject matter expertise to other agency programs (i.e.
Laboratory Services, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention) whose functions may be impacted by or impact public health nursing service delivery. (5%) Nursing Licensure Verification and Peer Review. Establishes and/or communicates to regions and other agency areas, including Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID), employing licensed nurses a written policy and procedure for initial and periodic verification of nursing licensure with the Texas Board of Nursing ("The Board"). Establishes a nursing peer review system which meets requirements of The Board for the health service regions and other agency areas employing licensed nurses who carry out nursing care/services. Nursing peer review is the evaluation of nursing services, the qualifications of a nurse, the quality of patient care rendered by a nurse, the merits of a complaint concerning a nurse or nursing care, and a determination or recommendation regarding a complaint involving incident-based nursing peer review or safe harbor nursing peer review.
Coordinates with the Chief Nurse Executive for the TCID and other DSHS program areas in the development and implementation of this system. Recruits qualified agency representatives to carry out mandatory nursing peer review functions, facilitates meetings and other activities, and is accountable to ensure peer review actions/determinations are reported to The Board as permitted or required by the Texas Nursing Practice Act. Maintains ongoing awareness of actions and initiatives taken by The Board which impact public health nursing.(5%) Agency Representation.
May represent DSHS at agency, local, regional, state and national meetings, workgroups and other nursing related events. Collaborates with research and demonstration projects that seek to improve the health of communities and determine new ways to address public health issues. (5%). Emergency Preparedness and Response. Emergency response duties as assigned may include planning for a disaster event response actively participating during a disaster response and/or recovery effort, serving in a supporting role during a disaster response and/or recovery effort, and assisting with agency continuity of operations during disaster response and/or recovery efforts. (5%) Other duties. Performs other work as assigned.Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; health care laws and regulations; of medical diagnoses and procedures; of accepted medical treatment programs; of community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures; of program regulations and procedures; and of quality improvement techniques, and utilization review and control measures.Moderate to advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint; moderate to advanced use of statistical functions to perform data analysis in support of clinically related and other nursing projects; skill in delivery of basic nursing clinical services (i.e. vaccination and medication administration) to individuals and/or populations served by the agency.Ability to coordinate and interact effectively with key stakeholders; provide leadership in the development of health policy; interpret public health law; organize, coordinate, and evaluate nursing activities and delivery of health services; develop and interpret policies and procedures; to successfully lead teams and individuals to accomplish objectives and function as a team member; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to deliver professional and technical information to diverse groups; and to plan, assign, and provide oversight for the work of others.DSHS is a Tobacco-free workplace. If an employee operates a personal or state motor vehicle in performance of their official duties, employee must possess a current valid Texas driver's license for the appropriate type vehicle.
Employees/applicants are responsible for providing a copy of their driver's license prior to beginning employment. May be required to work a flextime schedule, which would include weekends and holidays and to travel on short notice. Compliance with DSHS Immunization Policy required: serologic evidence of immunity to, or documented evidence of vaccination against, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), Tdap, annual vaccination against influenza (and hepatitis B if applicable).Registration or Licensure
Must be registered as a registered nurse in the State of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (basic life support). Submission of an employment application for this Nursing position serves as your permission for Department of State Health Services to access the Nursys e-Notify database with the Texas Board of Nursing to verify your licensure and disciplinary history for purposes of licensure, endorsement and/or employment.Initial Selection Criteria:
Current license as registered nurse in the State of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.Experience in public health nursing practice.Experience in leadership role. Experience with health information systems. Additional Information:
Information on application must clearly state how applicant meets initial selection criteria. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.
Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete an in-basket exercise. Agency salary policy, budget and candidate's qualifications will dictate final salary offer. Req ID: 394908MOS Code:
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 68C, 66N/P/W, 290X, 46FX, 46NX, 46SX.
All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information, see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
Ambercare Home Health Director Of Nursing
Ambercare Home Health Director of Nursing
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for planning, organizing, developing and directing the overall operation of the company's Nursing Services in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern our facility and as may be directed by the Director of Housing to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all time.
Responsible for the supervision and oversight of all patient care services including the development of personnel qualifications and the assignment of personnel
Manages agency nursing personnel and contracted services
Follows up with patients to assess patient satisfaction with the company services
Directs in-services, case conferences, and staff meetings
Ensures that the Agency operates in compliance with legal, regulatory and accreditation standards
Ensures that the policies and procedures reflect quality and safe delivery of hospice care services
Maintains and implements standards of care
Represents home health on various committees
Assumes budgetary and fiscal responsibility for assigned areas
Ensures quality care that is consistent with organizational and regulatory standards
Assumes ultimate responsibility for outcomes related to the performance of the nursing staff and professional development
Directly supervises Nurse Managers in assigned branches
Maintains a high degree of confidentiality at all times due to access to sensitive information
Maintains regular, predictable, consistent attendance and is flexible to meet the needs of the department
Follows all Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA regulations and requirements
Abides by all regulations, policies, procedures and standards
Performs other duties as assigned
POSITION REQUIREMENTS & COMPETENCIES:
Bachelor degree in Nursing required from an accredited college or university
Master degree in Nursing or Business Administration, preferred
3 years' experience in Nursing management role, required, in a health care facility
Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state
Must possess a valid and unrestricted Driver's License, proof of insurance, and clean driving record
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities
Dpcs / Director Of Nursing - Home Health - Registered Nurse
We are working with a very special Home Health that’s looking to hire a Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Patient Care Services, Home Health!
We are looking for an individual who is diligent, flexible and has a very strong work ethic. The organization takes pride in that they are a cohesive group of fantastic clinicians seeking the best fit for their incredible team.
Prior Management experience is preferred but we are open to candidates with strong leadership qualities willing to learn and step into a DPCS role
Beyond their deeply compassionate and close knit team, what makes them unique is an amazing support system with an abundance of resources and other clinicians to help their RN Case Managers facilitate the best care possible.
- Oversees the Home Health clinical team/managers and ensures client's plan of care is executed as written. Overseeing a census of about 100!
- Works collaboratively with the Executive Director/Administrator
- Assists in preparing monthly Medicare billing
- Regularly participates in case conference activities and assures through attendance and record reviews that conferences are conducted and documented in accordance with Agency policy
- Reviews all reports of complaints, errors, incidents, and grievances to ensure that they are fully documented and properly handled in the time-frame and manner specified by the Agency's policy
- Makes home visits regularly to observe care being rendered, to assess the condition and use of equipment and supplies, and to receive reports of the patient/family satisfaction with care.
- Promotes and maintains an environment that is compliant with Federal, state and local regulatory agencies
- Participates in development and implementation of a staff educational program for documentation and QI
- Oversees the maintenance of patient/client clinical records, statistics, reports and records for purposes of evaluation and reporting of agency activities.
- Assures proper maintenance of clinical records as prescribed and in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
- Plans and implement in-service and continuing education programs to meet education and training needs of agency personnel
- Assists with the evaluation of organization performance via performance improvement program, productivity, quarterly and annual reviews.
- Assists in the development of organization goals; develops, recommends, and administers organization policy and procedures.
- Assures compliance with all local, state and federal laws regarding licensure and certification of agency personnel and, maintains compliance to The Joint Commission Home Care standards.
- Stays informed about changes in the field of nursing and home health care, shares information with appropriate agency personnel.
- Promotes home health referrals in the health care community.
- Demonstrates understanding of the Organization’s mission and values through behaviors that supports this.
- Conducts QAPI Committee meeting, core meeting, Team meeting every two weeks, and In-service programs.
- Works with administrative and supervisory personnel regarding home care visits to assure high quality and proper follow-up patient care with regard to patient needs.
- Most importantly, gives compassion and care to the patients as well as leading a team with the same efforts. After all, we are in the field of Home Health, and we are committed to excellence in serving our community.
Valid, unrestricted CA RN license
2+ (with 3+ preferred) experience in Home Health within the last 5 years
1+ Management/Supervisory experience within Home Health Administration (Preferred)
Final salary is per employer discretion and commensurate with experience.
Director Of Nursing - RN - Maternal Child Health - Days
LocationBrooklyn, New YorkShift:Day (United States of America)Description:
We are seeking a Director of Nursing to join our team at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. The Hospital provides state-of-the art equipment and electronic medical records systems. The Director is responsible for the clinical and administrative management of the following patient care units comprising of L&D, Mother/Baby, NICU, and Pediatrics. The Maternal Child Health (MCH) division is dedicated to working in collaboration with physicians and other Inter-disciplinary teams in an effort to provide pre-delivery, intra-delivery, and post-delivery patient centered and compassionate care to all patients.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Provide leadership & oversight of staff for the Maternal Child Health units
Coordinate collaborative interdisciplinary strategies for Joint Commission preparation and processes for ongoing compliance to regulatory standards
Provide safe practices for patients in all aspects of patient care activities for Maternal Child Health
Responsible for the provision of patient/family centered maternal child health care services from admission, stabilization, operative interventions, and discharge processes.
Bachelors degree in Nursing required, Masters degree in Nursing or related field required
Currently licensed as a professional nurse in New York State
3+ years of acute care and leadership experience required
Knowledge of OB/GYN, NICU, Peds, Maternal-Child and Labor and Delivery preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication/critical thinking skills
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.
Join a hospital where employee engagement is at an all-time high. Enjoy competitive compensation along with benefits such as tuition reimbursement, hospital retirement contributions, and financial planning assistance. Start your life-changing journey today.
- #1 in New York, "America's Best Hospitals 2017-2018." - U.S.News & World Report
- 2018 "Best Places to Work: Employee's Choice." - Glassdoor
- 2018 "Employees' Choice: Top CEOs" - Glassdoor
- 2018 "America's Best Employers." - Forbes
- 2018 "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare." - Becker's Healthcare
- 2018 "Top-Rated Work Places: Best Hospitals" - Indeed
Discover why we're #1 in New York and a best employer at: nyp.org/careers
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.
Nursing Director - 2 East Behavioral Health Unit
At Orange Regional Medical Center, you'll find the uncommon is common here. You'll find a healthcare leader that still maintains a sense of intimacy and a state-of-the-art facility with a tremendous sense of community.
You'll find the benefits you deserve with the rewards you can see. You'll find the advancement, flexibility and resources to advance your career and provide the care that your patients need. Orange Regional Medical Center - successful careers are common here.
Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Formed by the merger of Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center, Orange Regional is licensed for 383 beds and employs over 2,500 healthcare professionals including over 600 doctors. Orange Regional Medical Center has consolidated two existing campuses onto a single site in Middletown, New York. This completed facility is the first new freestanding hospital built in the State of New York since 1989 and is the largest medical center between the Tappan Zee Bridge and Albany.
The Nurse Director assumes twenty-four hour responsibility for planning and coordinating the clinical and managerial aspects of the BHS inpatient unit in accordance with the philosophy/goals/standards of BHS, nursing professional practice and the hospital. The Nurse Director, in collaboration with the BHS leadership team, is responsible for the day to day operations and milieu of the inpatient unit; provides direct supervision and leadership of nursing personnel; coordinates the incident management program, conducts quality assurance and performance improvement activities, works in collaboration with the Nursing Department and Nursing Professional Practice.
Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing or related field preferred.
Minimum Experience: Five years of clinical experience, at least two years in behavioral health services. Two years in a nursing leadership preferred, one year of leadership in an inpatient behavioral health unit preferred.
Required Certification/Registration: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of New York. Ongoing BLS required, non-violent crisis intervention certification (within 3 months). Must attend hospital crisis training program within 3 months of hire or transfer and annually thereafter.
Standing and walking, lifting, moving patients and equipment, sitting for prolonged periods
Working Conditions: Works in behavioral health, medical/surgical and ambulatory areas.
Primarily day shift hours but some evenings, nights and weekends may be required depending upon need. May need to assist agitated patients in safely managing behaviors. May be exposed to stressful and unpredictable situations.
Noise level is usually moderate. Participation in tasks that include an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood and body substances or a potential for a splash or spill of these substances.
Director Of Nursing - Skilled Community
Under the supervision of the Administrator, this position is responsible the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of nursing care and services provided to residents. Ensures that Senior Lifestyle standards and state requirements for resident care are met. This position reports to the Administrator.
Supervises nursing care provided by Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and others whom they are administratively and professionally responsible.
Hires, trains, disciplines and terminates clinical employees in accordance with Senior Lifestyle Corporation human resources policy
Makes daily rounds, addresses all resident needs and concerns.
Is in charge of the community in the absence of higher ranking management officials.
Uses independent judgment and discretion on behalf of the organization in the performance of these duties.
Schedules and performs resident rounds to monitor and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of nursing care.
Assures that adequate strategies are in place to verify the current licensure and credentials of nursing employees.
Maintains administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for the proper charting and documentation of care and of medication and treatments.
Develops and implements the written staffing plan and nursing schedule that reflects the needs of the resident population.
Maintains current knowledge of applicable managed care, Medicare and other standards for long term care.
Ensures nursing staff:
Perform nursing assessments regarding health status of residents.
Contributes to the resident's assessment and development of a plan of care.
Makes nursing diagnosis which serve as the basis for the strategy of care.
Develops a plan of care based on assessment, implementing nursing care.
Consults with physician or other licensed practitioner.
Designs, promotes and organizes resident education and counseling based on health needs.
Accepts only those nursing assignments that are commensurate with one's own education preparation, experience, knowledge and ability, obtains instruction and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing procedures and practices.
Promotes and protects resident rights, assists residents to make informed decisions, treats residents with dignity and respect, protects resident's personal belongings, reports suspected abuse or neglect, avoids the need for physical restraints in accordance with the current professional standards and, supports independent expression, choice and decision-making consistent with applicable law and regulation.
Assists in transfers and discharges of residents.
Notifies physicians of change of status, makes rounds with physician as necessary.
Assures and supervises Staff Nurses and Nursing Assistants have completed assigned tasks.
Assures appropriate nursing staff coverage.
Assures and implements total nursing care in assigned areas, including documentation in plans of care with goals and their attainment.
Delegates work assignments to Staff Nurses.
Assures accuracy of census reports, including admissions and discharges, deaths, hospitalizations, and leaves of absence.
Provides physician with all appropriate consults, lab work, x-rays and other items pertaining to resident in assigned area.
Completes MDS (Medical Data Sheet) on all residents in assigned area including RAPS and trigger sheets.
Maintains a line of communication with the resident's family; answers questions that the family poses regarding care and treatment, changes in condition or transfers to other rooms, nursing unit or community.
Reviews and makes corrections from monthly pharmacy and medical record consult reports.
Ensures dietary supplements have been given and charted.
Understands duties during a fire drill and is familiar with evacuation plan.
Attends all required training, in-service, and staff meetings.
Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward residents, visitors, families, and co-workers.
Adheres to all policies and procedures of Senior Lifestyle Corporation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be a Registered Nurse of the state. A Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certified or willing to become certified.
VT - Community Health Nurse (Home Health RN)
COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE Responsible to Team Leader Description Provides skilled nursing services to agency patients based upon a plan of care approved by the physician. In the delivery of care, the nurse uses independent judgment based on common principles of pathophysiology and accepted standards of care.
Works collaboratively with patients, families, other disciplines and community agencies. Participates in community projects and other agency activities as assigned by the team leader or clinical director.
RESPONSIBILITIES Assessment: 1. Uses specialized nursing skill to assess the patients physical, emotional and social level of function upon which the patients need for skilled nursing services and non-skilled services is determined. 2.
Uses physical assessment skills effectively to gather accurate objective data from patients. 3. Initiates diagnostic, preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures appropriate to the patients care and safety in order to minimize the disabling effects of disease or injury and promote return to highest level of independence. 4. Uses nursing skill to assess family/caregivers physical, emotional and social factors which may influence the patients care/recovery. 5.
Makes referrals to other disciplines as indicated by the patients needs. Planning: 1. Establishes a plan of care which addresses all problems identified in the assessment or demonstrates rationale for not doing so.
The plan is consistent with the physician plan of treatment and signed by the physician. 2. Establishes the plan of care with the patient and family which identifies goals and expected outcomes. 3. Coordinates the total plan of care and maintains continuity of patient care with other health professionals assigned to the same patients. 4.
Participates in patient care conferences when appropriate. Maintains communication with other health professionals and community agencies involved in the patients care. 5. Develops, prepares and maintains individualized patient care progress records with accuracy and timeliness according to agency policies. 6.
Efficiently manages a patient caseload. 7. Cooperates and consults with appropriate staff to provide staff education when requested and arranged by the clinical director. Implementation: 1.
Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and/or other appropriate health professionals as often as needed, or upon changes in the patients condition. 2. Teaches and supervises the patient and family regarding home nursing procedures and related care as appropriate to the patients condition. Utilizes agency educational material as appropriate. 3.
Supervises and teaches the home health aide. Assesses the patients need for unskilled care and revises the plan of care as appropriate. Communicates the plan of care changes to the aide and scheduler as often as necessary. 4.
Participates in the agencys quality improvement program, as requested. 5. Participates in the educational experience for professional nursing students, as requested. 6. Promotes and maintains health of individuals, families and the community through teaching, and by initiating appropriate preventative and rehabilitative measures as follows: a.
Teaches basic principles of healthful living for all age groups. b. Adapts and applies information to needs, interests and cultural patterns of the individual and family. c. Gives specific instruction in safety measurements, nutrition, communicable diseases, infection control and preventative health care. 7.
Participates in community projects, and other agency activities as assigned by the team leaders or clinical director. Evaluation: 1.
Re-evaluates on a regular basis, the nursing needs of the patient; initiates, develops and implements necessary revisions to the patients plan of care.
Continually reassesses the patients care needs, and effectiveness of the plan of care. 2. Re-evaluates on a regular basis, with the patient/family, the goals for care. Reassesses the established outcomes and revises as appropriate. 3.
Keeps abreast of nursing trends and knowledge; documentation and care coordination. Participates in inservice programs.
PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIORS Assessment: 1. Understands the mission of the agency and the role of the individual employee in carrying out the mission. 2.
Demonstrates consistently the ability to use critical thinking skills for decision making and problem solving. Planning: 1. Demonstrates the ability to be self directed; completes work and documentation in an organized, efficient manner. 2.
Demonstrates awareness of and adherence to agency policies and procedures. 3. Maintains and conserves agency resources. Implementation: 1.
Represents the agency in a professional manner both in appearance and behavior. 2. Maintains patient, co-worker and agency privacy and confidentiality at all times. 3. Follows the Agency Corporate Compliance Plan and the Agency HIPAA Regulations. 4.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with individuals and within groups. 5. Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with individuals and within groups. 6. Demonstrates adaptability, flexibility, self control and maturity in job performance and behavior.
Evaluation: 1. Assumes responsibility for pursuing and obtaining appropriate continuing education opportunities.
QUALIFICATIONS 1. Educational: Successful completion of a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing.
A baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred. 2. Licensure: Holds a valid license to practice registered nursing the in the State of Vermont or holds a temporary license issued by the State Board of Nursing, not to exceed 90 days, to permit the practice of nursing by a registered nurse currently licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States and who has applied for licensure by endorsement in accord with 26 V.S.A. Chapter 28, subchapter 1. 3.
Experience: Minimum of two years of nursing experience required; intensive medical surgical nursing experience preferred: 4. Knowledge and Abilities: a. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and communicate with individuals over the life span. b.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. c. Assesses data reflecting the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to their age-specific needs.
DEGREE OF TRAVEL Home visits daily. Regularly scheduled staff and team meetings. Must have reliable transportation and agency-required liability insurance.
DEGREE OF DISRUPTION TO ROUTINE, OVERTIME Must be able to adapt to patient status and needs. Occasional schedule changes due to patient condition, weather and environmental conditions and/or new patients.
SAFETY HAZARDS IN JOB May be requested to lift patients and/or equipment. Possible infection from patients and their home setting.
Exposure to potentially hazardous secretions or environments. High stress, possible auto accidents, hazardous winter driving conditions.
Director, Home Health And Community Based Services
??? Directs, oversees and supports the management of operations, budget, personnel, regulatory compliance and quality/process improvement for Home Health, First Born, Care Coordination, Rehabilitation Departments and related grant-funded programs.
??? Not for profit system
??? Excellent Leadership Team
Ideal Candidate Attributes
??? Excellent Director of Home Health services.
??? Master???s degree in healthcare or related field.
??? 3-5 years hospice administration/management required
??? 5 years progressive leadership
??? Proven ability to educate and motivate a team
Other Key Information
??? Hospital staff/leadership are community focused and care deeply about patient safety and hospital???s reputation.
??? Eligible for bonus based on achieving metrics. Relocation available
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
??? Competitive salaries
??? Full medical, dental and vision insurance
??? Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
??? Free wellness programs
??? Paid time off (PTO)
??? Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
??? Continuing education and career development opportunities
??? Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
About New Mexico
New Mexico???s unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it???s all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
Making better hires starts with building better job descriptions
- Browse 100s of templates across 40+ industries
- Customize your template with your company info & job requirements
- Post it to 20+ job boards in seconds – for FREE!