Visiting Nurse Service of New York: Registered Nurse, Home Care Rn
Company: Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Posted on: October 13, 2020
Overview Looking for a Registered Nurse, RN to coordinate and
provide high quality multidisciplinary health services for patients
in the assigned region consistent with Agency philosophy, policy,
goals and objectives, and Standards of Nursing Practice. Works
under moderate supervision. Responsibilities Assesses the physical,
social and psychological needs and environmental conditions of the
patient through professional knowledge, skills of observation,
interviewing, and physical examination to develop a plan of care.
Understands, interprets, and implements reimbursement protocols;
determines the billing source for patient care. Consults with
management on complex/unique reimbursement cases. Acts as the
coordinator of care for the multidisciplinary team by providing and
managing the care needs of patients which includes
/making/confirming referrals to other disciplines/community
agencies and ordering supplies/services and ensuring they are
delivered as needed. Communicates and consults with patient’s MD
and follows-up on problematic situations affecting care such as
abnormal clinical findings, medication discrepancies, or other
factors that impact patient’s ability to comply with the plan of
care. Manages and coordinates all aspects of assigned caseload.
Establishes, implements, and revises a plan of care with input from
appropriate multidisciplinary health team members (i.E., physician,
OT, PT, SW, SLP, family members, caregivers, HHAs, etc.) based on
goals mutually acceptable to the patient and significant others.
Ensures that services follow the plan of care by ongoing
assessment, planning, coordination, counseling, teaching and
supervision of the delivery of care to meet the needs of the
patient. Oversees/supervises the care provided to the patient by
Licensed Practical Nurses and Paraprofessionals through regular
home visits in compliance with regulatory and VNSNY requirements.
Assesses the patient’s condition, monitors the effect of the care
plans on the patient/family health status, informs physician and
other team members of changes in the client's needs and updates the
plan of treatment, as needed. Documents content and process of all
services provided in accordance with government
regulations/requirements, and VNSNY policies, practices, and
procedures. Initiates and maintains written (including clinical and
progress notes) and verbal communications with team members and
management to assure optimal patient care. Assists patiets with
activities of daily living, which may require positioning, moving,
transferring and lifting patients of varying weights and physical
conditions, with and without assistance and as appropriate, from
family members and/or paraprofessionals Manages, plans, coordinates
and executes the patient’s safe discharge from service. Ensures
that physician’s orders, discharge summary and communication to
team members, patient and family members adhere to VNSNY and
regulatory requirements. Participates in the orientation of
selected staff through ‘buddy system’ field observation of staff
and feedback to appropriate staff involved in orientation process.
Participates in selected student programs by providing guidance,
training and mentoring to students. Provides nursing care in
accordance with VNSNY policies, practices, procedures and Standards
of Nursing Practice, which may require standing, stooping, sitting,
crouching, bending and stretching to deliver patient care.
Transports and utilizes required medical equipment and supplies
using VNSNY designated/supplied carrying case weighing
approximately 25 – 30 lbs. to and from patient homes/care
facilities Travels to patients’ homes and/or other facilities with
varying environments (e.G., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care
facilities, single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.)
using approved transportation options to deliver direct care to the
patient. Follows work procedures in relation to established
workflows. Maintains productivity sufficient to meet VNSNY goals.
Assumes responsibility for personal professional growth through
attendance at in-services, training, continued formal education and
select journal readership. Performs other related duties and
participates in special project, as assigned. Qualifications
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a
registered professional nurse in New York State required. Valid
driver's license or NYS Non-Driver photo ID card, may be required
as determined by operational/regional needs. Education: Bachelor’s
Degree in Nursing from an approved program preferred, Associate's
Degree required. Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in a
medical/surgical environment preferred. Homecare experience
preferred. Skilled nursing experience required. Bilingual skills
maybe required, as determined by operational needs. Demonstrated
computer skills may be required based on operational needs.
Benefits include: VNSNY offers you a range of benefits and programs
including health and wellness, flexible spending accounts, pension,
retirement savings programs, generous paid time off, tuition
reimbursement, Paid Family Leave and voluntary insurance coverage.
Most of your benefit programs are administered by VNSNY. Dental
coverage and basic life insurance are paid for by VNSNY and
administered by the UFT Health Care Chapter Benefit Fund.
Keywords: Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Binghamton , Visiting Nurse Service of New York: Registered Nurse, Home Care Rn, Other , Binghamton, New York
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