Registered Nurse (RN) Team Nurse, Home Health

May 27, 2023
$55 - $73 / hour

Job Description

Position Overview:

Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, the Team Nurse is responsible for the delivery of appropriate, adequate, effective, efficient direct patient care services assigned by the Primary Care Clinician and approved by the Clinical Manager. Responsibilities include implementation of the physician plan of care, obtaining physician orders, supervision of home health aides, and coordination of care within an interdisciplinary team and participating in effective utilization management and control of patient supplies. Consistently provides care based on the age-related needs of the unique population with consideration of their development/psychosocial needs, environmental safety, educational needs, communication style, and level of understanding. The Team Nurse is accountable to the Primary Care Clinician for ensuring that the plan of care is implemented following professional standards of care and agency specific protocols.

Job Description:

EDUCATION

  • Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma.
  • Associate’s: RN Graduate from accredited curriculum
  • Bachelor’s: Nursing or health related field preferred.

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE

  • RN-Registered Nurse of California
  • DL-California Drivers Class C
  • AUTO-Automobile Insurance
  • BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AS TYPICALLY ACQUIRED IN:

  • 1 year of experience in an acute care setting.
  • 1 year of experience in a Home Health or Hospice position preferred.
  • 5 years direct patient care experience.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills: with legible handwriting for documentation of patient records in a clear and concise manner.
  • Basic understanding of home care services, clinical standards of care and practice, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, CHAP home health accreditation requirements, QI outcomes/benchmarking, infection control; good understanding of reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors; good working understanding of budget and other financial reports.
  • Must have the ability to function independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; ability to exercise independent, sound nursing judgment in planning and providing patient care.
  • Exhibits knowledge of patho-physiology and accepted treatment protocols for common HOME HEALTH diagnoses.
  • Knowledge of safety and infection control principles. Knowledge of state and federal HOME HEALTH regulatory guidelines preferred.
  • Demonstrated clinical assessment skills.
  • Ability to recognize the special needs of Home Health patients and others in the home.
  • Ability to communicate with patients and significant others in an effective, mature, caring manner.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious constructive relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of palliative care for the terminally ill patient.
  • Must be able to recognize unsafe or emergency situations and act appropriately.
  • Participation in a training program for Home Health volunteers or coursework in death and dying/Home Health care is preferred.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically to both effectively plan and organize department operations consistent with Sutter VNA and Home Health’s strategic and operating objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise or identify when to consult supervisor.
  • Must be able to deal with challenging work environment with time demands and occasional conflicting priorities.
  • Maintain a positive and professional image and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet professional development and/or license requirements.
  • Is responsible for maintaining all required licensure and certifications.
  • At orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet Sutter VNA & Home Health core competencies for position and area of specialty, as appropriate.
  • Ability to be aware of surroundings and respond to emergency and/or urgent events.
  • Ability to select and utilize patient transfer/transport equipment safely.
  • Productivity standards – ability to meet productivity expectations (3-6 pt. visits per day, depending on visit type and needs).
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Ability to assist with possibly disoriented, combative patients.
  • Ability to work in mentally and physically demanding environment.

 

Pay Range: $55.10 – $73.15 / hour

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Shift:

Days

Schedule:

Full Time

Shift Hours:

8

Days of the Week:

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Weekend Requirements:

Rotating Weekends

Benefits:

Yes

Unions:

Yes

Position Status:

Non-Exempt

Weekly Hours:

40

Employee Status:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment. Applicants for specific positions are still required to disclose certain convictions during the application process, and those convictions may also be considered in determining eligibility for employment in accordance with applicable law.